If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small (Proverbs 24:10).
Is it possible for a Christian to be attacked by the evil one? Yes, but it makes no difference. The attack or onslaught of the enemy against you will not amount to anything, because you’re more than a conqueror ‘’Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world’’ (1 John 4:4). The Bible however talks about ‘’the evil day’’ (Ephesians 6:13) or ‘’day of adversity,’’ as read in our opening verse. It’s not a day to dread, but the day when your faith is tested.
Your faith must remain unwavering and resilient in the face of adversity; that’s what matters-not whether or not Satan or his cohorts are against you. Isaiah (MSG) says ‘’if any one attacks you, don’t for a moment suppose that I sent them, And if any should attack, nothing will come of it.’’ Here the Lord describes the futility of the enemy’s onslaught against you; nothing will come of it! No attack, ploy, maneuvers or machinations of Satan can work against you when you stand your grounds in faith: ‘’…Resist the devil, and he will flee from you’’ (James 4:7).
The word ‘’strength’’ used in the opening scripture refers to your faith. When your faith is little or weak, it means your strength is small, and will not be able to stand in the day of adversity. The cure for this is to feed more on God’s word and put the word to work in your life; that’s how to build your faith strong.
God doesn’t think Satan or his cohorts are factors; the factor is your faith. Ephesians 6:16 says ‘’Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.’’ That sickness has attacked you is not a problem; the question is ‘’Where is your faith?’’ It’s not about how bad the situation is. With faith in your spirit, every adversity will be walkover. Your faith is the victory; so get into the word and meditate on it consistently, and faith will be stirred in your spirit to walk through every adversity or opposition.
I’m not moved by the physical circumstances, but I stand firmly on God’s word, taking advantage of the faith that has been imparted to my spirit to ward off the fiery missiles of the adversary. I declare that the power of God is released to cause a desire change as I put my faith to work. Hallelujah!
Romans 10:17; Mark 11:23
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