The Lord tells us, “Say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move” (Matthew 17:20). There comes a time when you need to quit talking to God about the mountain in your life and start talking to the mountain about your God. Proclaim His power, affirm His faithfulness, stand on His word, and cling to His promises.
Goliath held an entire army captive through fear, using intimidation, which is how our enemy operates. The devil prowls around like a roaring lion. But the important word is “like,” because he’s an imposter. Jesus is the Lion of Judah and when He roars, everything is shaken. All authority in heaven and on earth is His. Therefore, as His children we should remember: “If God is for us, who can be against us” (Romans 8:31). “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).
Remember what Jesus did when He was confronted by Satan in the wilderness? He did not merely defend Himself against the devil’s arguments; He went on the offensive using scripture. We should follow Jesus’ lead, shift our life scenarios, and embrace the victory God has already won. In our own hellish situations, remember the Lord’s words: “I will build My church and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). Gates are defensive measures because God is on the offensive.
As members of His church, we belong to Jesus and so do our struggles. With the power of the Holy Spirit, our battles are fought in prayer. When the enemy attacks, we fight on our knees, where God gets engaged.
When the Lord was ready to enact a great freedom for His people in Egypt, the Pharaoh arose—just like the little “Pharaohs” that get in the way of God’s will for us. We all have impossible people in our lives. So, you can argue with them in your thoughts, resulting in a turmoil-laden mind, or turn them into a catalyst for prayer. Imagine if every time you got angry or worried, you converted that thought, person, or circumstance into a prayer.
We don’t have to live in fear of the enemy’s attacks. The more opposition we experience, the harder we pray; the harder we pray, the more we experience God’s miracles.