Your enemy prowls around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. He is not a lion. He is not that powerful. He needs your cooperation to devour you. Say no and stand stand your ground.


When all hell is breaking loose, you stand. When you don’t know what do to, stand is what you do. You hold on to the righteousness of Jesus Christ. That’s what it means to stand. 

But listen, you don’t have to stand for forever. You’ll get to advance again, you will. The Lord will show up on your battlefield. The momentum will change. Jehovah Nissi will show up. His banner will be seen and you’ll know the King has shown up on your battlefield. 

That’s when the momentum changes. That’s the whole understanding of Jehovah Nissi and ‘The Lord is our Banner.” We need Him to be our banner and fight for us because we don’t fight against flesh and blood, no sir. We fight “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil… Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. – Ephesians 1:10-11,13

The devil isn’t God’s enemy. He is your enemy. He is my enemy. He hates and wants to destroy mankind because we’re what He wanted to be – made in the image of God and destined to be sons, daughters and heirs to the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. 

We may be powerful, but we don’t always know how to fight. We have to learn it and lesson number one is learning to stand. Can you do that? Can you dig in your heels and say, “My God is good and He’s going to show up here”? You can. Stand your ground. It’s that simple.