Tread On Serpents and Conquer The Enemy’s Tactics
“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19
Christ has given you the Power to tread over and conquer everything the enemy tries to throw at you. With God’s Word, you have the Authority to bind and rebuke the enemy from functioning in any part of your family’s life. The enemy wants to kill, steal, destroy and pluck up every gift, talent, and dream that God has planted inside of you (John 10:10). It is also the enemy’s desire to sift you as wheat – derailing and distracting you from fulfilling your Destiny (Luke 22:31). Do not be deceived or distracted by the enemy’s tactics. Christ wants you to prosper in every area of your life. He has defeated the enemy and has given you the Power to prosper and to conquer Satan in every area of your life. Use God’s Word strategically – In fact, apply His Word throughout the day and cover every area of your life.
Here are a few strategic ways to actively use God’s Word and to rebuke the enemy from functioning in your heart and home:
Focus on His Word.
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:8
As you start your day, be determined to intently focus on God’s Word. As you tackle your day handling your daily affairs, pursuing goals and the dreams that God has planted in you – many times, the enemy will try to disrupt you from finishing what God has started. Sometimes the cares and distractions of life can choke and stunt your God Given Vision. It is your choice to either pursue God’s unchanging Word or become distracted, by veering off course in pursuit of fulfilling your lusts. It’s your choice to stray away or to keep straight keeping your eyes fixed and focused on Christ and His Purpose and Plans for your life. “For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts, and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.” Jeremiah 29:11
“A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8
When your heart is split between the things of this world and serving God, your spiritual foundation and fruit become inconsistent and unstable. God wants you to excel and flourish in every area of your life; including your business, career, family and even in ministry. However, we are not to idolize these things. We are to recognize that success and growth come from Him. We are to recognize that God is our Source. We are to serve and honor God through the faithful stewardship of the resources and gifts that He has given to us. It is God who has given us our gifts, talents, and abilities – the moment we begin to idolize ourselves and focus on “our” gifts rather than worshipping the Giver of those gifts, we begin to crumble – setting ourselves up for failure, “Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18 It’s your choice. “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24
Christ has given us power to overcome.
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 2 Corinthians 10:5
When the adversary throws mental darts, as an attempt to throw you off course, you have the right, through Christ, to cast down every negative. Do not give in to what the enemy is trying to feed you. It is a lie and he (Satan) is the father of lies. Remember that your mind and thoughts belong to God. You have the choice to surrender to God’s Word, allowing your Garden to flourish, or you can be held captive by the lies and the entanglement of Satan. Release and forever let go of Satan’s chains. Christ has set you free. Focus on Christ walk in His Love and be free Forever.