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PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Sep
07

How to Enrage the Devil

Rod Shimabukuro

Scripture
"Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring—those who obey God's commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus." (Revelation 12:17)
Observation
This vision describes the confrontation between believers in Christ and the devil, the dragon. As an offspring of my Heavenly Father, a child of God, I an to expect battles with the evil one. As Ephesians 12 writes; For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Those who desire to live according to the Word of God, who love to testify of Christ - these are the enemies target. There is a target drawn on our lives and the devil is scoping us out.
Application
I'm encountering God while encountering the devil. Yes - Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world and I am an overcomer through Christ, more than a conquerer through Christ...but that doesn't stop the devil from his scheming, divisive plans to take me down.

I must hold to my testimony in Jesus. The enemy is scheming to spoil my testimony. I have to watch my anger and impatience at home. These are areas of my weakness - while I do war against the enemy when he rides my tail on other areas of weakness in my life.

How will I live differently?
  • I confess my weaknesses to You Lord.
  • I humble my heart before my accountability friends.
  • I will quickly turn whatever wrong I've done, into repentance, forgiveness and restoring good relationships, respect and communication.
Prayer
Have mercy on me, once again Lord! Your grace is great and I know the enemy is on the rampage for the souls of Your offspring. Help me to live truthfully, humbly and obediently unto You! May my testimony please You, enrage the devil and be an influence for Your good on the lives that surround me... especially my family!!

Devotions for September 07

2 Kings 25
2 Chronicles 36
Jeremiah 40,41
Revelation 12

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