Now we have this hope as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, it cannot slip, and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it – a hope that reaches farther and enters into the very certainty of his Presence within the veil. (Hebrews 6:19 Amplified Bible)
Have you ever had days when the enemy is working overtime to try to convince you that God isn’t who He said He is? Or perhaps circumstances are screaming at you that you are going under this time, but God has promised you are the head and not the tail, above only and never beneath? I have had many times when the enemy tries to tell me that God isn’t who He said He is, but I know when the enemy is trying this hard to discredit my God, there is something he is afraid of.
In the book of Daniel, chapter 7, verse 25, we find that it is the enemy’s job to speak words against the Most High God. His goal is to weary the followers of God. His sole purpose is to talk and discredit God and His Word, until you are completely worn out.
You cannot sit and listen to the devil harass you hour after hour and say nothing. If you do, you will lose the battle. Try this instead. Weary HIM with your words. Tell him over and over and over how good your God is. Remind him that God said you would never fail, and no weapon formed against you shall prosper. Reiterate to him what the Word says about you. You have enough ammunition to go on and on for days. Don’t become weary – instead weary him with your words. Wouldn’t it be great if believers would rise and begin to weary the enemy so much that he would be running in terror? It can happen if we make it happen.
In 1 Timothy 1:18 shows us one way to battle the enemy with our words.
The scripture says to war a good warfare with words that have been spoken to us. Take those Words or prophecy’s and continually keep them in the enemy’s face. Declare, “I know it may look one way, but God’s promise is the outcome. God said it and it shall be established it my life, He said it, He will do it.”
You see, the enemy is counting on you becoming discouraged and giving up – that is his only hope. But our hope – our HOPE is Jesus and what He accomplished at the cross. Our hope can’t fail, it is a finished work. Today, we must use our hope as a weapon of war.
Paul tells us to fight the good fight of faith, and not only to fight it, but finish it! Don’t just fight to fight or run the race to run, run to finish, fight to win.
We need to turn the tables and pursue our enemies. We shouldn’t stop until we ultimately crush them. Keep in mind, our enemies are not people. They are lack, sickness, disease, division, and anything else the Devil brings our way. We have authority over every enemy, and we can change the situation, if we refuse to give up.
This reminds me of the mom of our puppies that we had several years ago. Her name was Princess, and she had always been a very timid dog. She never barked to my knowledge and sometimes even cowered in the corner. On the other hand, our male, Dudley, he was small, but thought he was the stuff, he would bark and try to pull Princess around by her leash, he was all bulldog. One day, as Princess was feeding her new babies, Dudley was walking around her, just tantalizing her. She ignored him for about 15 minutes and then without warning, she attacked! She didn’t growl to warn us, she lunged for Dudley with the most frightening bark I have ever heard. Why did she do that? I can tell you.
We were created by God to give birth. This not only applies in the natural but in the spirit as well. We are to birth breakthroughs, to release new beginnings into this earth. When Princess saw that something threatened her new beginnings, her promise she had given birth to, she was no longer timid, she didn’t stop and say, “hmmm, perhaps he doesn’t really mean them harm.” No, she did what her instincts told her to do, she attacked what she perceived to be her enemy. (Men, you birth things in the spirit too)
Have you ever felt as if you were backed in a corner? We all have – and we have two options. Cower in the corner or come out fighting. We can be timid, or we can stand in the fullness of the power and authority that was given to us at the cross. We possess everything needed for complete victory in the finished work of Christ and the Word of God. The name of Jesus and the Word of God, in our mouth cannot be defeated.
We have so much to stand on and absolutely no reason to fail. Why? Because God can’t fail. Hebrews 6:18-19says that it is impossible for God to lie. It goes on to say that we have a strong consolation when we run to God for refuge. It says that this hope is an anchor of our soul, sure and steadfast and absolutely cannot break.
The Amplified Bible says that it can’t slip, and it can’t break down under whoever steps out on it. Don’t you love that? If you have chosen to step out on faith, know this. You are standing on solid ground. It doesn’t matter how shaky it feels, it can’t breakdown or slip under you – it is solid. You are standing on the solid Rock. That’s what hope in God is.
Remember the Bible says that Abraham hoped against hope? What does that mean? That means when everything in the natural world said there was no hope, he hoped anyway. We don’t rely on natural hope, our hope is in God and that is unfailing.
What we see may say it is impossible. What you are experiencing may scream that it is over, and you have lost, but that is irrelevant in this place that you are standing. The only thing that has any relevance here is God’s Word and what He has said to you. Remain standing in hope. All things are possible with God. Absolutely nothing is impossible with God. When you are standing with Him, you are standing in the right place, don’t move.