Monday, 18 January 2010

A few years ago, I dreamt of seeing a lion roaring among a group of people, but the people were not afraid of it; however, the lion continued looking for something that I could not work out. I then woke up from the dream, and was reminded of a scripture in 1 Peter 5:8. It states “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”
This scripture is interesting as the lion is roaring and seeking whom he may devour, yet the devil cannot just walk up to you and snatch away your peace, joy, health and happiness. He is roaring to instil fear in the life of people who are not sure who they are in Christ; step by step, he brings all sorts of discouragement until they feel unable to continue, and then he will devour them.
But some people are not intimidated because they know who the true Lion of Judah is - Jesus Christ (Revelation 5:5) - who has already come and overcome the devil, taking back the power of death. The Bible further declares in Hebrews 2:14 that: “Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood (the body of Jesus Christ and his blood, referring to the partaking of Holy Communion). He himself likewise shared in the same that through death He might destroy him who has the power of death, that is, the devil.”
If you know the Lord, be encouraged that the devil won’t devour you because you are God’s child and He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (i.e. the devil)(John 4:4). Since the Lion of Judah resides in you, He has given you rights, authority and power; he bought you back with His blood. When you cover yourself with His blood you are protected from the devil. If you are concerned about the safety of your children, accidents, sickness and disease, pray over the situation or your children with the blood of Jesus. The devil will flee when he sees the blood (I mean applying the blood spiritually)
I suffered from a stomach ulcer for 5 years but continued to believe in the word of God and speak it over my life. I watched my diet and continued to pray over the situation. The devil brought thoughts like, “Yeah, you’re going to get cancer now, you won’t get better! How come God is not answering your prayers?” However, last October the pain totally disappeared from my stomach. I stopped eating spices for 3 years, so I tested out my healing by eating them again, but the pain never returned. You see, the devil has left me alone on this now - he will not come back again.
So my encouragement to you is: don’t allow fear to overwhelm you, keep standing, and be bold and courageous. When the devil knows that you know who you are in Christ, he will leave you alone.

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