Children of God, we must never allow the devil to get an upper hand on us. We must stand firm, steadfast in the faith, knowing for a fact that God is a good God and that He will meet our needs! If you're under attack right now, I believe this article will be of help to you. We start with Paul shaking off an attack of satan.
Paul Shakes Off An Attack of Satan
The Devil Tries to Kill Paul But Paul Shakes Him Off
3.And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. 4. And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, no doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. 5. And he shook off the beast into the fire and felt no harm. 6. Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said the he was a god.
In the above scriptures we find Paul gathering a bundle of sticks. After gathering the sticks Paul lays them on a fire. This is when a venomous snake comes out of the bundle and fastens onto his hand. Immediately Paul shakes the snake off into the fire and felt no harm. All those standing around thought Paul was going to die. But, much to their amazement, he didnt. Instead, Paul shook the snake off into the fire and then went on about his business.
Has the devil come out of the woodwork and attacked you in some way? Is he trying to inject his poisonous venom into your life? Maybe he is trying to put depression on you. Maybe hes attacked your marriage or finances. Perhaps he is trying to penetrate your body with sickness? The devil takes on many forms. He used a snake to attack Paul. He will even appear as an angel of light so stay sober and vigilant in your walk with the Lord. (1st Peter 5:8)
We have power over the devilso dont allow him to put anything over on you. (Luke 10:19) If youre under attack exercise your authority over him. Paul shook off the devils attack and you can too! So, whatever the devil is trying to do to you, rise up and shake it off.
Command Your Mountain To Be Removed
Another way of shaking off your problems is by commanding them to be removed from your life.
Mark 11:23 says,
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
The devil doesnt want you to know that you have power to move mountains. He knows when you find that out his world will end. Well I am here to tell you that the devils world has come to an end. Jesus provided us with more than enough power to move mountains and defeat the devil. So whatever your problem is, you can move it out of your way.
If the devil has put a mountain in front of you, speak to that mountain. Call it by name. If it is debt, speak to your debt and command it to be removed. If it is sickness, speak to that sickness and tell it to be removed from your body. When you speak to your mountain dont allow any doubt to come into your heart. Jesus is a man of His Word and He said we could move mountains so lets get to it.
A Woman Moves a Mountain
I was told about a lady who wanted a mountain moved that was adjacent to her property. She didnt own this property so she couldnt do anything in the natural about the mountain being there. But in the spiritual realm she could do something about it. She started praying and speaking to the mountain everyday to be removed. She did this for some time. Then one day some men came with mountain moving equipment and started moving dirt. They leveled that mountain in a short time. She received what she wanted because she had mountain-moving faith and put it into action. The mountain was moved by the words of her mouth.
Would you like to level the devil and get him out of your way? Then speak to him and tell him to GO in the name of Jesus! Submit yourself to God then resist the devil and he will flee. (James 4:7)
Submitting yourself to God means to walk close to Him. Keep His Commandments. The closer you are to God the farther away from the devil you will be. The devil doesnt hang out with God. Remember that.
If you want a mountain moved, speak to it!
Rise Up and Shake Off Your Problem!
Acts 3:1-9 tells us about a man who was crippled from birth. He had never been able to walk a day in his life. As he sat at the gate of the temple called Beautiful, begging alms, along came Peter and John. Peter said to him, silver and gold have I none but such as I have I give unto you, rise up and walk. Then Peter took him by the right hand and lifted him up. The man started leaping and praising God for his healing. This man, with the help of Peter (sometimes we need help from a brother or sister in the Lord) shook off the devils attack on his life.
Has the devil crippled you in some area of your life? Is he trying to keep you out of church and away from the work of God? Is he discouraging you with one trial right after the other? Making you think youll never be delivered. That youll never get to the place you need to be in Christ. Well, rise up and walk back to where you belong spiritually. Dont allow the devil and the junk he conjures up to cripple you emotionally, financially, spiritually, or even physically for that matter. Rise up and walk by faith just as the lame man above. Rise up and shake off the attack of the devil!
Casting Down Imaginations
2nd Corinthians 10:5
tellsus to cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and to bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
This scripture instructs us to watch our thought life. If youre going through something that is hard right now, the devil may try to use your imagination against you. If he does, cast down that imagination. Dont allow him to fill your mind with negative thoughts about your situation. Instead, choose to think on good things. Philippians 4: 7 says, whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report. If there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things. If we fill our minds with good thoughts there wont be any room for the devils thoughts to get in.
Cast the devil out of your thought life. Shake him right out of your head! When a thought comes to your mind that youre depressed, shake it off! If the devil is trying to clog your mind with fear, shake it off! If youre sick and a thought comes to your mind that God wont heal you. Shake it off! When you think you cant go on. Shake it off and keep on walking by faith.
Hang On! God Will Bring Deliverance To You!
I dont know what youre going through at this time, but whatever it is God will bring deliverance to you. In the midst of all your trouble God is right there. He is ready, willing, and more than able to reach out and touch you. The devil will tell you that God doesnt care. That He wont heal you. That youll never be delivered from your present circumstances and that youll never receive any peace from the turmoil youre in. These are all lies of the devil. God is a good God so dont believe anything to the contrary. If youre sick God will heal you. If youre having a financial struggle God will meet that need. No matter the type of satanic attack youre under, God cares and wants to help. Tell the devil to take a hike. Shake him off!
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Copyright 2007 Darlene Osborne (ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)