13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
Psalm 91:13 (NKJV)
Welcome to my series in Psalm 91. We have come to the offensive verse. The earlier verses are on defensive mode. I used the overall context to add in some offensive moves. Verse 13 is the one that is directly offensive. In this verse, we are no longer defending ourselves from the attacks from the enemies. We are doing the attacking. God expects us to start moving forward and attack Satan.
A Christian life is not limited to just defending our faith from the attacks of the devils. It is about moving forward right into the devils’ territory and take it over. Let me give you some examples.
You were infected with a deadly disease. The doctors told you that you only had a few months to live. You refused to submit to the natural limitations and turned to God. You used your faith to fight against this disease. You have determined that you were going to fight this disease until your last breath. At last the disease had to give way and you have recovered from this incurable disease. You have won.
What is next? God wants you to teach others how to do the same. The devil did not just attack you with disease. He had done that on many others. Many who are currently struggling with disease have lost hope. Who else but you are in the right position to lead them out from their despair? Who else but you are in the right position to show them that there is always hope? Who else but you are in the right position to show them that our God is capable of doing the impossible?
You may have faced a serious financial setback. Some time ago, you had no money and burdened with a mountain of debt. You activated your faith and trusted God for your breakthrough. At last you made it. All your debts are settled and you have a few million dollars left. You have successfully overcome the attack on your finances. What is next?
God wants you to teach others how to do the same.
In short, whatever challenge you have overcome, God wants you to teach others how to do it. Once you do that, the devil will not only have to flee from you, he has to flee from those who learned from you too. Your victory will no longer be confined to you alone. You are on the offensive.
Let me tell you the greatest secret of Satan. The attacks that he launched on us are not new. The same tactics were used from Adam’s time and they will be used again in the future. Satan has no creativity and he cannot come out with new tactics. All his strategies are recycled. What does this mean to us? If you can overcome one of Satan’s strategies once, you can do it again. Not only that, you can show others how to do the same.
This is why we Christians should gang up on the devil. Don’t keep quiet when you have successfully overcome an attack. Share it freely. You will be helping the rest of us to overcome similar situation. You will also putting additional pressure on Satan when he attacks you. Let us look at this on Satan’s perspective. This is how Satan will think:
“If I attack this guy, I can either win or lose. If I win I have one victory. If I lose, I will lose but I know this guy. He has a big mouth. He will tell others how to beat me. I will end up with millions of losses. This is bad news. If I win, I have one victory. If I lose I will have millions of losses. I better stay away from him and look for easier prey.”
Don’t you wish that Satan thinks of you this way? I like to think that Satan has sent a mass email to all his demons with a picture of my face and a warning message, “Beware of this guy. Never mess with him. He knows how to hit back and he hits hard. You will be biting more than you can chew. Look for easier prey.”
The bottom line is let us gang up. Whatever area you are being attacked right now, there are others who have been through it and overcome it. If they can do it, so can you. God is no respecter of person. It will be great if you can learn from them. After you have won, don’t forget to show us your solutions.
How are we going to do that? Thank God for internet. Start your own blog and write down your experience and the lessons you have learned. As long as we combine our faith and be united, there is nothing we cannot achieve. We shall tread upon the lion and the cobra. The young lion and the serpent we shall trample underfoot.
Satan and demonic spirits may sound scary to others but for us Christians, they are nothing more than doormats.