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Serpent in the Bible

Moving forward in the journey to the promised land, we read in chapter five about obstacles in the path of destiny. When we  read One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land we learn that Satan will make attempts to thwart our progress and his most valued resource is our complacency. In our workbook on page 112, Priscilla Shirer has listed some scripture verses to be used as defensive weapons against the enemy’s attacks. Hopefully you took time to write these on a note card, or print them from and keep a copy for handy reference.

Joyce Meyer once said, “when you accept Christ Jesus as your Savior, you already have victory over the Devil.” Remember these important words, because when confronted with a spiritual attack, we may withdraw in fear and try to hide. Your power over Satan is the Word of God and your knowledge of it. Study your bible, and never put it down! Like Moses, we need the continuous presence of God in our lives in order to fight the flaming arrows. Complacency is not going to win the battle.

Another strategical error is running ahead of God, not listening for His direction, and taking things into our own hands. A quick glance at one of those bumper stickers reading “Never drive faster than your angel can fly” should give you a good perspective-SLOW down! Listen for His voice and direction and if you are uncertain, wait and be still. God will answer in His intimacy with your.

Prayer Requests

How blessed we are Father, to have the Word in our hands and the ability to read and understand it. We are armed for battle, wearing your shield of faith and standing firm in praise for You. If we need to adjust our battle gear, reveal it to us. If we need to remove excess baggage, reveal that to us. If we need to polish our armor, then let us know. We desire to fight in Your name, with Your word and with our faith in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Priscilla Shirer Quotes

  • Our enemy the Devil hates Christians who intend to enter a new territory with God.
  • We cannot allow complacency or a false sense of security to numb us to Satan’s advances.
  • I became more focused on the journey than the One who called me to it.

Today’s Scripture Verses (NASB)

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. Ephesians 6:10-11

Group Discussion

Is there a scripture verse that is your favorite for standing up to a spiritual attack? Please share it with us.

Following Him,