Scripture Reading:  Deuteronomy 2:24 – 34

Verse 25 of our reference today says, “From today on I will make people everywhere afraid of you.  Everyone will tremble with fear at the mention of your name.”  (Say Amen!).  Hear what the Psalmist says, “The Lord protects me from danger; I will fear no one.  The Lord is my light and my salvation; I will never be afraid.  When evil men attack me and try to kill me they stumble and fall.” (Ps. 27:1 – 2).  Beloved, as long as your ways are pleasing to the Lord and your delight is to do His will, the nations (enemies) shall fear and tremble at your sight.  Daily you shall enjoy this divine inheritance in Christ Jesus.  Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah and you are His son and daughter.  You are therefore a Lion or Lioness as well.  Do you know why the kingdom of darkness trembles when they see you?  It is because God is jealous of whatever belongs to Him.  So He cannot afford to let you into the hands of your enemies because you are the apple of His eyes and splendour to his holy name.  He has placed high premium (regard) on you and whatever touches you touches Him.“Take counsel together and it will come to nought.  Speak the word, and it will not stand, for God is with us.” (Isa. 8:10).

The Scripture says in Job 5:12, “He frustrates the devices of the crafty so that their hands cannot attain success.”  Hear this, immediately, one Catholic Priest assumed duty in his new Parish, in addition to the daily Masses, he introduced novenas, Eucharist adoration programmes and other very serious Christian activities in the Parish.  Of course, the spirituality of his parishioners increased and many Catholics within the area who had stopped attending Masses resumed.  Interestingly, one day a letter was slipped into the hand of the Priest by a small boy.  The content read that his prayers and programmes was disturbing them to the extent that each time they planned to reactivate the fetish pot at the entrance of the church gate, Archangel Michael appeared with flaming sword to attack them.  There is no doubt that the earth we live is fraught with a lot of wickedness, hatred and evil; but the assurance for all believers is that Jesus Christ, our Supreme Commander will never allow us to be defeated.  For the Scripture says, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.” (Ps. 91:1 – 2).

The Scripture says, “Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might.  Put on the whole armour of God so that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:10 – 11).  Our prayer for all members of the Daily Strength Family is that we become terrors to the kingdom of darkness and can quench the fire of wickedness around us; even in our places of work.  Amen.

Prayer Points:

  1. Thank God for the authority and power you have in Christ Jesus.
  2. Consider now where you have left your Guard. How far or near are you to the Lord now.  Repent (Pray with Psalm 51)
  3. Take the prayers of Spiritual Renewal and Self Surrender to God
  4. Now, take any of the following prayers in section A of the Devotional as they relate to you:
  • Against forces of darkness
  • Against miscarriages (for all who used to have miscarriages or pregnancies threatening abortion)
  • For stubborn children/wards
  • Financial breakthrough/employment
  1. Take this prayer before you go to bed today – Terminating Satanic covenants (Note your dreams to night)

Exercise:  Take the Prayer: Stay with Me by Padre Pio

Memory Verse:  Isaiah 8:10