BEHIND THE SCENES
God has provided victory for us in every trial, circumstance, and attack of the enemy. It is part of our spiritual inheritance. It is our covenant right. God has promised, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord” (Isaiah 54:17).
There is no weapon Satan can use against us that can defeat us. Why is it, then, that so many Christians today are living in defeat, up one day and down the next? Why are our churches filled with weak-kneed Christians who are on fire for God and victorious as long as their circumstances are good; but, the moment Satan attacks their circumstances they are confused, afraid, and don’t know what to do? Instead of walking in the victory God has provided for them and resisting Satan’s attacks, they whine, complain, and feel sorry for themselves.
Many Christians today are living in defeat because they have not recognized Satan as the destroyer who is using their circumstances as a weapon to defeat them. Many have listened to preachers and teachers who have taught that Christians do not have to go through trials, testing, and persecution such as sickness, lack of finances, or other adversities. They may have also been taught that if they go through trials it is because there is sin in their lives, they are out of the will of God, they do not have enough faith, or God is punishing them. Not knowing the truth, when Satan attacks their circumstances they get caught in a cycle of defeat.
Satan’s strategy is to attack us in one of our most vulnerable areas, in the daily circumstances of our lives. He will attack our bodies through sickness and disease. He will attack us through circumstances involving our children, finances, relationships with our mates, and situations on our jobs. He will try to cause strife, miscommunication, unforgiveness, bitterness, and harsh words.
Think about your own circumstances. What is going on in your life right now? Do you think Satan could be at work behind the scenes?
Make this declaration:
Satan may be working behind the scenes in my life, but His power is limited. God is also working behind the scenes on my behalf and He will prevail.