LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF PHILIPPIANS 1:28(NLT)
"Don’t be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by God himself. "
10 KEYS -ABOUT INTIMIDATION YOU NEED TO KNOW
1. Never be intimidated by your enemies . Never!. is an opportunity for you to show them what is coming .verse 28 of the same scripture.
2. They act on your fears . so drop that fear and trust the Almighty . If He did it before He will do it again. psalm 56:11(NLT)"I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?"
3. Never hate the person , but the spirit controlling him/her "Satan". why? it weakens your faith if you begin to act your flesh. prov 24:10 (GWT)"If you faint in a crisis, you are weak."
4. Your confidence reminds Satan of his defeat . So never give up on it . Luke 10:18"And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven."
5. When you refuse to give up ,God is forced to show up . Daniel 3:25 (NLT)""Look!" Nebuchadnezzar shouted. "I see four men, unbound, walking around in the fire unharmed! And the fourth looks like a god!"
6. Never allow the size of your enemies , discourage you . Key -it is not your battle but the Lords . Amen. 2 chron 20:15"And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's."
7. The word of God is activated , when your faith is in active mode .Matt 9:29 (NIV)"Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith let it be done to you".
8. Whatever your challenge is , keep saying what God says and never lose focus on the word. Heb 12:2 (NIV)"fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
9. Satan will always come to test your identity ; when you boldly stand your ground as a bonafide child of God , he is forced to see your identification tag . "JESUS PROPERTY KEEP OFF". Gal 5:17(NIV)"From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus."
10.No matter the level of attack , let your joy remain, for the day of celebration is not far off. Amen. Gal 6:9 (NIV)"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." . Your day of harvest is your day of celebration! Amen.
PRAYER/CONFESSION - FATHER I REFUSE TO SUCCUMB TO THE INTIMIDATION OF THE ENEMY IN THE NAME OF JESUS , AMEN.