When the enemy rises up against you, what’s your reaction? Do you get scared or nervous? Maybe you withdraw or lash out. There comes a time in everyone’s life when you feel under attack. It may or may not be from a specific person. Either way, you feel the aggression.
Instead of getting upset and fearful, return good for bad. Show the face of mercy, even to those you disagree with. When you feel an overabundance of negativity, return fire with an outpouring of love. This doesn’t mean you can’t be firm in your convictions, but your strength comes from a heavenly source.
If you try this on your own, it probably won’t happen. Or it will feel forced. Instead, be filled by the Holy Spirit, and let him do the work. You are the instrument. You are the manifestation of God’s loving Spirit on the earth. All of this is possible thanks to the great victory Christ won for your soul.
A message and prayer from Vincent:
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No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
PRAYER FOR PROTECTION AGAINST ATTACK
Oh mighty Lord,
The enemy rises like a river to knock me down. It’s all too much for me. Alone, I will be crushed.
So here and now, I cry out to you. Defend me, oh Lord! Free me from the enemy!
Strike down the evil one. Cast him out into the abyss.
Jesus Christ is my Savior and King – to him I owe my life and my soul.
Despite the difficulty I will praise his holy name.
In the name of Jesus Christ, I declare the enemy powerless with no influence over my life.
I have been saved by the Blood of the Lamb. Through the wounds of Christ I am at peace with God.
Christ resurrected is my Lord, and his Spirit my protector.
I bow in the dirt to his will.
May the mighty hand of God strike down the enemy and crush the serpent’s head.
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,