God Crushes the Enemy

God Crushes the Enemy

God crushes the enemy—He defeats him completely and utterly.  This truth should reassure us and embolden our faith.

Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies.  (Ps 60:12)  God is the One who defeats our enemies.

With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.  (Ps 108:13) God walks all over our enemies.  Some of our enemies are:  fear, sickness, lack, pain, and danger.

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.  What can man do to me? The Lord is for me among those who help me; therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me.  It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.  (Ps 118:6-8) It is always best for us to put all of our faith and hope in the Lord above all others.

And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.  (Rom 16:20)

Where does Romans 16 say that Satan will be crushed?  Under OUR feet—under the feet of those who put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  The Bible has some further insights for us:

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.  (Lk 10:19)  The Lord has given us power to fulfill His will on earth even as it is in heaven.  (Mt 6:10)

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  (Rom 8:37)  Christ has given us the victory in all things, but we must be strong in faith, nothing wavering.  (1 Cor 15:57; Heb 10:23)

Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.  (Mt 18:18)  God has given us, His people, power to hold back and restrict (bind) things on earth as well as the power to free up and cause things to pour forth upon the earth!

Jesus has given His church power so that we can fulfill His will and His plan.  Read and meditate upon God’s Word daily in order to strengthen your faith, and to gain boldness in the Lord.  God is using His church (His people) as His instrument to trounce the enemy!

Trust the Lord

Trust the Lord

The fear of man brings a snare [trap, pitfall, deception, trick, entanglement].  But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe. [secure; literally, set on high]  Many seek a ruler’s favor [face, good opinion], but justice for man comes from the Lord.  (Prov 29:25-26, emphasis added)

Justice means fairness, uprightness, integrity, reparation, compensation, payment, or remuneration.

Only God can provide justice for mankind in any situation or circumstance.  The Lord loves it when we’re dependent upon Him and His Word.  He wants us to rely upon Him, and to trust Him in all situations.  (See Ps. 9:9; 46:1, 11; 32:7; 119:114; 144:2)

So, instead of trying to find favor with some banker or friend, turn your heart and mind to the Lord Jesus Christ.  Trust in Him.  Ask Him to help you, deliver you, and rescue you.  He will not fail you, because the Word of God reminds us that the Lord is faithful.  (2 Thess 3:3)