Purposeful Faith

Your Fight Back Strategy!

When it is “You vs. The Enemy”…you must be prepared.

You must.

Because in this world it truly is eat or be eaten. Eat God’s Word or be eaten.

Fight or be killed. Fight back with truth or be killed.

I know this firsthand. The times when I try to do everything on my checklist so I feel accomplished, or work really hard to look better than others, or hear a million reasons why I am no good. . .here, I have one of two choices.

I can:
1. Ignore what is going on within me, do nothing, and thereby proceed into the lion’s den,


2. Square up to the one who desires to make me doubt, fear, worry, stress, overdo it, give up, get defensive or hide.

Choice 1 leads me to: eating a whole bunch of the enemy’s stomach-churning bull.
Choice 2 leads me to: finding the truth that has just set me free.

Choice 1 ends with: doubt, discouragement and despair.
Choice 2 ends with: faith, hope and love.

Always use truth when you face a liar. He can’t stand up against it. So that is what we will do today. We will use truth so choice two becomes your only end and option.

Here is arsenal for your fight:

Nothing can come against me in Christ Jesus.

No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn. (Is. 54:17)

The Spirit in me always trumps what is coming against me.

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4)

No evil will overcome me, because Jesus is in me. 

No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent. (Ps. 91:10)

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. (Gal. 2:20)

How can the enemy own what he can’t find?

For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. (Col. 3:3)

I’ve been given divine power to demolish the strongholds set up against me.

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Cor. 10:3-5)

God will faithfully protect me against the evil one.

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. (2 Thes. 3:3)

Whatever evil comes against me will be annihilated by God.

The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways. (Deut. 28:7)

God will not lose me; I am not outside His love.

And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. (Jo. 6:39)


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Kelly, a fun-loving, active and spunky mom of two rambunctious toddlers, spends her days pushing swings, changing diapers and pursuing the Lord with all her heart. Called a "Cheerleader of Faith", Kelly's greatest desire is to help women live passionately, purposefully and unencumbered for the Lord.

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  • Thank you Thank you for this today. 2017 was a hard year for my family . It’s been like a bad movie. Satan has been on my back putting doubt,shame,guilt whatever he can on me but I have faith but this morning I woke up with so much stuff on my mind. I should be so happy my one sister had her last chemo and is cancer free. Im happy for her but my other sister will start her chemo treatments in a few weeks and she has gone through more than me. I have to be strong for her. Our mom of 83 isnt doing good but she is a spit fire. Our grandson of 23 is so depressed he has said he doesnt want to be here and he cant afford help but we are all praying for him. On Dec. 14th I was driving home and a teragator ( a big farm equipment thing) ran a stop sign and hit me. Our car was totaled and the hand of god wrapped around me and saved me. Now a couple of months later that accident is bothering me. Maybe because there was so much going on. A few days after the accident my sister found out she had cancer her husband who is an alcohlic was lifeflighted to a bigger hospital for internal bleeding on Christmas eve which was the same day our father died 25 years ago. He ( my sisters husband) was there for 1 week then she had to go in for her surgery. All of this when we should of been celabrating our saviors birth. I wasnt even ready for Christmas because I do last minute shopping. I am thankful for everything but satan keeps putting doubts in my head. I read all of the emails I get from you and this by far has really gotton to me. Thank you Please pray for my family I’m thinking we have a long road ahead of us. God bless

  • Thank for this today …I am going through a rough time in my own circumstances . I had felt that I’ve been through emotional hell past number of years. From alcholism ( my sister ) to a couple relatives in jail to illness of Bipolar and Alzhiemer’s . and there were plenty of deaths in the family . I do thank God who has kept me in his Grace in spite of my own circumstances.

  • I want to choose the second one, but I know I have to stay strong in the Lord or it’s easy to fall back on “old man” thinking. Thanks for reminding us of how important that choice is. Blessings!

  • I like your strategy. The other night I was really ill, I went to the bathroom and was in a lot of pain. I told Jesus, I was afraid and I know I wasn’t supposed to be, I began quoting verses and thanking Him for healing, a day later and a little sleep. I was back in action, back on the prayer board praying for others. You have to fight the enemy or be devoured, and with Jesus crucifixion, he has no teeth.

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