While watching a movie about a lady who was being blackmailed, I kept thinking why anybody would be crazy enough to let someone blackmail them? As I was rolling this over in my mind, God dropped this into my spirit: You let the devil blackmail you all the time.
The devil wants our faith, and he blackmails us with strongholds of fear, so we’ll believe his lies and doubt God’s love, mercy, and grace. The enemy knows the magnitude of power Jehovah-Elohim has given us through Christ. He also knows many believers don’t realize the clout they have in the heavenly realm.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him (Psalm 91:15).
Faith—enables us to withstand the devil’s onslaughts. (See Ephesian 6:11.) Faith—releases angels to our rescue (see Psalm 91:11-12). Therefore, this demoniac prowler will use any scare tactics necessary to con us out of this valuable asset that can ruin his plans to harm us. Why should we allow ourselves to be tormented by fear, agonizing worries when we can rest in the loving arms of our Lord? Our rest is spiritual warfare against the kingdom of darkness.
That’s why this evil spirit usually attacks us when we’re mentally, physically, and spiritually too distraught to take comfort in Jehovah-Rohi: The Lord, our Shepherd. That’s why we can’t afford to take off our spiritual armor (Ephesians 6:11-18) and become lax because this stalker is roaming loose seeking whom he can devour (1 Peter 5:8). We must daily spend one-on-one time in the presence of God without substitution. That’s how we receive the strength to lift the shield of faith while engulfed in fear.
How to decontrol a blackmailer?
Think about this: If a blackmailer has no leverage on their victims, that perpetrator has no power to control and manipulate. The same is true when it comes to the devil. That’s why he doesn’t want to hear us say—I don’t care what you do; throw your best shot; my faith is in Jehovah-Elohim, the Most Powerful—Whose power no foe can withstand (see Psalm 91:1, AMP).
Okay, lets be honest, most of us aren’t there yet spiritually to confront the enemy straightforward like that; however, we should never stop aiming for that goal. Remember Christians, who live their lives according to the Word, have more power than the devil.
We don’t need faith when we have possibilities; faith is for those times when we are facing impossibilities.
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth (Mark 9:23).
Does your faith waiver every time the devil winks in your direction? If that’s so, check to see if he’s blackmailing your faith with fear.
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you (Luke 10:19).
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.