o matter the evil machinations of the devil against you always remember that "It is the Lord your God who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory" (Deuteronomy 20:4). The enemy always fights the hardest when he knows God has something great in store for you and no matter how hard he tries; he will continue to fail because no weapon formed against you will prosper. Be rest assured that as a follower of Jesus, the enemy will attack. Our Lord and Savior Jesus was not spared but just as He overcame the devil and his cohorts so also has He given us same power to exercise dominion over the enemy.
A carpenter went home after closing from his workshop unknown to him; a black, poisonous cobra entered his workshop. The cobra was hungry and hoped to find its supper lurking somewhere within. It slithered from one end to another and accidentally bumped into a double-edged metal axe and got slightly injured.
In anger and seeking revenge, the snake bit the axe with full force. What could a bite do to a metallic axe? Instead the cobra's mouth started bleeding.
Out of fury and arrogance, the cobra made to strangle and kill the object that was causing it such pain by wrapping itself very tightly around the blades.
The next day when the carpenter opened his workshop, he found a seriously cut, dead cobra wrapped around the axe blades.
This will be the fate of the enemies that seek to destroy your life. The devil's arsenal consists of such things as fear, worry, doubt and self pity. Every one of these weapons takes away our peace and leaves us distraught but I want to encourage you that you must not give the devil a foothold in your life. He is the old serpent and very good at what he does. He is angry and seeking out ways to terminate your destiny. And each time he fails, he gets more furious and his next attempt becomes more dangerous than the previous. But you know what; God has made you His battle axe, a two edged sword well sharpened for slaughter. You have become the devil's nemesis. Every confrontation against your life will continue to result in his downfall. Don't be discouraged. You are almost there. What God is giving you requires preparation, focus, patience and commitment. Discouragement is one of the enemy's favorite tools against you. He knows there is greatness inside of you. As a believer in the Lord Jesus, you have the power to subdue him. You were never created to live depressed or unworthy; you were created to be victorious. It is time to serve the devil a notice; you are taking back what he has stolen from you. Those valleys of struggles and defeat will not break you; you will come through better than ever. Do not tremble, the battle is not yours but of the Lord. You did not come this far to walk away without the victory. Everything you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for. You will continue to be victorious against the wicked wiles of the devil. God bless you big and keep you safe.
Gbenga Owotoki is the founder and Presiding Coordinator Hephzibah Network International Ministries; a Ministry committed to stirring up the 'sleeping giant' in people for end-time exploits. A US trained Business and Change Management Strategist. He is widely known as the 'Change Driver' for his simple but yet unique ways through which he initiates changes that are rejuvenating lives and organizations and helping to restore hope in individuals who had completely given up. A widely travelled international conference speaker and Convener of the annual Giant Conference and Life Summit that have been a blessing to many.