I had a frightened call from Debbie yesterday. She was
totally beside herself. She had just gotten off the bus and
was at a physical as well as spiritual crossroads. She was
totally consumed with fear, crying and shaking
uncontrollably.

Someone involved in occult practices had threatened that,
if she did not follow through on a tentative promise she
had made, there would be consequences. Debbie, who had
recently accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior, had
run out of that house fighting against these spiritual
threats as well as physical attempts to detain her.

Freaked out would be a good term to describe her state of
mind. She got off the bus because she was afraid to go home
and was waiting for the connection to come here.

In the natural it is a fearful thing to be threatened,
especially if you do not understand what you're up against.
I picked her up at the bus stop and over the course of the
afternoon we prayed and I opened up the Scriptures that
assure you that:

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower. The righteous
runneth into it, and is safe." (Prov. 18: 10)

When you call on the Name of the Lord, you shall be saved
from your enemies. (2 Sam: 22: 3-4)

After all, as Christians we're not immune from the evil in
the world. On the contrary; we are Satan's target, and his
preferred tool is fear. Once you're steeped in fear, which
is the opposite of faith, then you can be manipulated by
your thoughts.

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil,
as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may
devour; whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that
the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that
are in the world. But… God make you perfect, stablish,
strengthen, settle you." (1 Pet. 5: 8-10)

You have to be aware of the fact that the devil is 'as a
roaring lion. He only acts as if he's a lion, who roars to
strike fear in its prey in order to immobilize it. But the
devil is not a lion. He has no power over you at all. Jesus
has defeated him on the cross once and for all! It is done!
And you received the Holy Spirit when you asked Him into
your heart:

"Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the
world." (1 John 4: 4) and:

"God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,
and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Tim. 1: 7)

Isn't it wonderful how God has provided you with every
tool to live a life of victory?

When all of Israel was fearful of the giant Goliath, there
was one person who knew what his God-given weapons were and
how to use them against this enemy.

No, the slingshot wasn't David's weapon; neither were the
five smooth stones he picked up in the brook. His one
weapon was that he knew that this enemy was not to be
defeated by physical weaponry. He defeated him "in the name
of the Lord, the God of the armies of Israel"! (1 Sam. 17:
45) David's unwavering faith guided his slingshot. He knew
that he knew that the Lord would have the victory through
him.

That's why the Lord says that the battle is His, not
yours. (2 Chron. 20: 15) He may use the physical, like
David's slingshot, but the battle is in the spiritual realm.

"No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and
every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou
shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the
Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord."
(Isa. 54: 17)

God commanded Joshua three times to be strong and without
fear because He would be with him in every battle. You have
the very same promise: He will never leave you nor forsake
you! (Heb. 13: 5)

Dear one, use the Name of the Lord in all your battles.
Debbie is learning to wield this weapon and is well on her
way to victory. So can you!

Author's Bio: 

Ann is the author of “With Wings as Eagles,” an inspirational and encouraging testimonial of how we can overcome terrible circumstances in our lives. Get it here: With Wings As Eagles
She is dedicated to help and encourage others to stand strong spiritually, emotionally and physically. Get her inspirational newsletter here: Embracing All the Promises of God