Delivered from evil

lionAre you scared of Satan? Sure, the answer seems obvious. After all, he’s pure evil. He hates Jesus followers. And he cruelly stalks his victims. Of course he scares you! Right?

But wait a minute. Maybe scared isn’t the right word. If you’re like me, a believer clinging to Truth, there’s actually nothing to fear. Should we acknowledge his danger? Definitely. Do we “armor up” Ephesians six style? Absolutely. But afraid of him? Not for one God-loving minute.

Lately I’ve dreamed about lions, ferocious ones with hungry eyes. Each time they were hunting prey. In one dream a lion stared at me through a window, then kept going. In another he walked past a screen door while I watched from the other side. Both times I awoke thinking of the enemy, of Satan prowling “like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Was God warning me? Was the devil up to no good?

But then I realized something. In each dream, the lion saw me. But he couldn’t have me.

Come to think of it, in those dreams I wasn’t fearful at all. The lion was menacing, this I understood. That’s why I stayed on the other side of the window and door. But as he licked his lips, there was no panic. It’s like I knew he couldn’t hurt me. And like he knew it, too.

Granted, this real-life lion—the evil one—doesn’t play nice. He wants to bring me down, damage my faith. He wants to dim my light, kill my testimony. But guess what? These tactics won’t work on me. A long time ago, I gave my heart—my very life—to the Savior of the world. And this Savior, by the way, is the Kings of Kings, the conquering Lion of Judah!

So listen up if the enemy’s roar has you shivering: The hearts of God’s kids are off-limits to Satan. He can’t snatch you from your Father (John 10:28). You’re safe under heavenly feathers (Psalm 91:4). And your eternal home is Holy Spirit sealed  (Ephesians 1:13). So give it up, defeated devil. This Jesus girl is taken!

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Jesus said, “The thief comes to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” ~ John 10:10

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3 thoughts on “Delivered from evil

  1. worthydaughters says:

    Stacey, I’ve had this blog in my head since Sunday, but today was my first chance to get it on paper. You better believe I thought of you as it poured out. No doubt, God wrote this one for my friend! 🙂 ~Ava

  2. Stacey says:

    Oh thank you! It spoke right to my soul no doubt! He’s got this, right! 🙂 And when I get home what a memory Kayla and I will have! Thank you, Ava!

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