A Defeated Enemy
One of the greatest lies Satan has fed the Church is concerning a time that is coming before Christ’s second coming when he will unleash all his fury upon the saints. It will be a time of great travail and persecution, greater than the world has ever known. Satan wants to keep the Church in spiritual ignorance concerning what will occur. He wants us to be confused and unprepared.
For years, there has been a veil over our eyes. There are many Christians who know very little about this time of great distress that is coming. Many have not studied or searched the Word to see for themselves exactly what is going to take place. Either they have dismissed it from their minds because what they have heard has been too negative or frightening, or they have accepted what they have heard without confirming it with the Word.
The Spirit of God is calling us to prepare for this time that is coming. Those who are not prepared will be shaken. Many will fall if they don’t realize that God is still in control. The Church of the living God will not be defeated!
In Revelation 12, God reveals to us Satan’s activities during the days before Christ’s return. There is a final end time struggle in the heavens. Satan will be cast out of the heavenlies to earth and a warning is issued to those living upon the earth: “…Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” (Revelation 12:12). Satan, knowing his time is short, will pour out his wrath upon the saints who are living upon the earth at that time. Daniel warned us of this persecution (Daniel 7:25), as did Jesus (Matthew 24:9-10, 21-22).
God has revealed to us His end-time plan for a purpose. He wants us to be prepared. Not only has He shown us how Satan will be working upon the earth in the last days, He has shown us that we will be victorious. We will overcome by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony (Revelation 12:11). Satan will be destroyed forever (Revelation 19:20).
You are facing an enemy who is defeated and doomed for destruction. Once you have a revelation within your spirit:
… that Satan has been defeated
… that his power is limited upon the earth today
… that God is in control
… that you have been given power and authority over him…
You are prepared to face every attack, every testing, every trial in total victory.
Make this declaration:
Satan is defeated. His power is limited. God is in control. I have power and authority over Satan and I am prepared to face every attack, every testing, and every trial in total victory.