TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
“Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, a good report any virtue, any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:8). This is what our minds have to stay on. I double dog dare you to acknowledge God in all your ways and you won’t have any trouble controlling your thoughts. The power of good in life always overcomes the power of evil. Always remember, Jesus is the author and finisher of your faith (Hebrews 12:2-3).
On that great and terrible day that the devil is pulled out of his spider hole and revealed to humanity in judgment, we will all be surprised. Isaiah the prophet paints the picture this way:
“Those who see you will gaze at you, and consider you, saying: ’Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook the kingdoms, Who made the world as a wilderness and destroyed its cities, Who did not open the house of his prisoners?’”
There is a gasp in the crowd, which is expecting to see a giant dragon being pulled from the pit. Instead, a pathetic, balding, scrawny, shaking nerd comes climbing out begging for his pathetic life.
What? Are you kidding me? Really? That’s the personification of all things evil? Why, he’s a weakling! He’s no more powerful than the wizard behind the curtain of Oz.
If the devil is obviously impotent, then where does he get his power?
The answer is just as shocking – from us. His power came from us. His evil had power because we cooperated with it. We held it in reverence. We feared it and, admit it, we even loved it at times. As a result, we propelled and advanced it.
The bottom line is this: the devil isn’t powerful because evil is powerful. The devil is powerful because we are powerful and we tend to work for him.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO BE DONE GIVING POWER TO EVIL. DECLARE SATAN AS THE PATHETIC WIMP HE IS AND HOLD FAST TO JESUS, KNOWING THAT GOOD OVERCOMES EVIL!
From my book: GOOD OVERCOMES EVIL