Daily Read - 1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30; Romans 2:25-3:8; Psalm 11:1-7; Proverbs 19:10-12
In the Lord I put my trust;
How can you say to my soul,
"Flee as a bird to your mountain"?
For look! The wicked bend their bow,
They make ready their arrow
on the string, That they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart.
If the foundations are destroyed,
What can the righteous do?
The Lord is in His holy temple,
The Lord's throne is in heaven; His eyes behold,
His eyelids test the sons of men.
Why would you question Me now? I have proven My ability to protect and defend you, so why would you run in fear at mere threats from the enemy? Throughout your life, I have proven trustworthy rescuing you even in times you were unaware of the encroaching dangers surrounding you.
This is not the time to run in fear of the enemy, but it is the time to rise up and declare My greatness in the face of adversity. The wicked may plan how to take you down, but I see all their plans and have already devised ambushes against them.
The enemy's predictability relies on your predictability. He counts on you running for cover each time he raises his bow to shoot. In fact, he watches and waits for you to open the door to fear and then he has perfect aim at the bulls' eye on your heart. I will let you in on his little secret; your submission to fear is what empowers his arm to pull back the string of the bow. Without your agreement and submission to his lies, his arrows are powerless to go anywhere.
Submit to and recognize Me for who I am in your life. I sit on the throne of the universe and laugh at the schemes of Satan. I see everything he plans in the war room of hell. He is the defeated foe stripped of all power and you are My adopted son seated in heavenly places.
You're foundation is firmly established on the rock of your salvation, Jesus Christ. There is nothing in all the armories of hell that can move you unless you run into fear and receive the arrows of lies the enemy holds in his quiver.
Tell your soul to run into faith and continue to put your trust in Me. Declare My might and greatness and watch wickedness flee away!
Heavenly Father, I declare that You are the great and mighty God and there is absolutely nothing Satan can do to change that fact. Your throne is established in heaven and the enemy is Your footstool. Your victorious laughter echoes throughout the universe making an open show of hell triumphing over it! I speak to the faith residing within me to rise up and take its rightful place and leadership in my life. I refuse to buy into the lies of the thief, but choose to agree with the truth of Your Word. Amen!