Most Christians would respond that their God is a big God! But, do they really believe that? Do you really believe that?
Do you believe our God is bigger than sickness and disease? Is He bigger than poverty and lack? Is He bigger than any addiction or bondage? Of course, as a Christian, you would answer yes. But, in reality, do you believe that?
Too many times the devil runs roughshod over Christians and then tells them God is trying to teach then something or that their affliction has some redemptive value in it. Not so!
These are lies from the pit. God doesn’t use the devil’s evil ways to teach us. It’s the Holy Spirit Who teaches us by the Word of God. Jesus said that the devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy but He came to give us abundant life [John 10:10].
Every answer to our problems is found in God’s Word and His Word never fails. Maybe you don’t agree with that because there were times you prayed and didn’t get the desired results. Maybe so, but it wasn’t the Word that failed. It was you!
God’s Word is incorruptible seed and works every time, if we’ll work it [I Peter 1:23]. As I’ve said many times, God will always do His part and we must do our part. He won’t do our part and we can’t so His part. The good news is that God has given us all the tools we need to be successful and victorious on planet earth: Jesus, the Word of God, the Holy Spirit, the Blood of Jesus, the faith of Jesus, the angels. Plus we’ve been given dominion over the earth and commanded to subdue it [Gen. 1:28], which includes taking our authority and the power God and resisting the devil [James 4:7].
Remember, Jesus is waiting for us to put the devil under our feet before He returns for us [Heb. 10:13]. We need to get busy and be about our Father’s business. We’ve been given an assignment to make disciples of all nations, to do the works of Jesus [John 14:12], to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and cast out demons [Matt. 10:8].
What a blessed people we are to be entrusted with such a commission! Thank You, Lord Jesus!
Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV) 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Mark 16:15-18 (KJV) 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
John 14:12 (KJV) 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Matthew 10:7-8 (KJV) 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Galatians 2:20 (KJV) 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Revelation 12:11 (KJV) 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Genesis 1:28 (KJV) 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Hebrews 10:12-13 (KJV) 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
John 10:10 (KJV) 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
1 Peter 1:23 (KJV) 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
James 4:7 (KJV) 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.