TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
Today God is teaching you not to fear. The only way to really deal with fear is to have an upgrade in our understanding of how much God loves us (1 John 4:18). Perfect love casts out fear and makes room for His presence in a greater way. Receive it and walk in it today.
THE PATHETIC PAPER TIGER
One of my favorite songs was written by my good friend, Pauline Wick of a band called The Wicks. At the doctor’s word that her father would certainly die from a fatal heart attack, the Lord gave her another word that said, “It’s not that big of a deal.”
The goodness of God overcame the evil of the heart attack and the song “Paper Tiger” was born.
That’s what the devil is – a paper tiger. It turns out, he isn’t all that scary after all. However, we give him power in our lives by fearing him. Under the cloak of darkness and left up to our imagination, he is a roaring lion, stalking us with hopes of devouring us. Did you know he can only devour you if you give in to the fear and give him permission to eat you for lunch?
Is he a roaring lion? No. Can he devour you? Only if you let him, hence the word “may.” So don’t let him. You know that God is more powerful than Satan, or as Junior Asparagus, of Veggie Tales, so eloquently puts it, “God is bigger than the boogeyman.”
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary, the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” –1 Peter 5:8
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO KNOW THAT IF YOU RESIST THE DEVIL, HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU. GOOD OVERCOMES EVIL BECAUSE OUR GOD IS LORD OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR GOOD.
From my book: GOOD OVERCOMES EVIL