There are those out there feeling hopeless and abandoned, who are children of the Most High, who have been repeatedly asking God to deliver them from whatever trials they are experiencing. I feel the Holy Spirit is asking the following question: WHEN WILL YOU BELIEVE I HAVE ALREADY RESCUED, DELIVERED, AND SAVED YOU FROM THE EVIL ONE?

Not wishing to bring a rebuke or criticism to anyone, I know that question might sting, but He is asking you to consider what you are continually asking Him for. When you prayed the first time, the LORD heard you, and He is neither forgetful or deaf. His answer the first time was as His promises are always, “Yea, and amen.” When was the last time the LORD broke His Word? When was the last time He forsook you and left you orphan? He is ever mindful to perform His Word. The problem is, we are quick to forget His faithfulness, so we stop feeling His presence in our lives, and revert to begging and pleading for what He already said YES to.

Anger and depression and hopelessness are not of the Holy Spirit, so why are you allowing it in your life? Christ Jesus said in Luke 10:19, “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 harm you.”

When we examine that verse in the Greek, it reveals the awesome power of God given to us. “Behold, I give unto you “POWER”..that’s the Greek Word G1849 “exousia”: power of choice, liberty of doing as one pleases: leave or permission, physical and mental power, ability or strength with which one is endued, possesses or exercises, the power of authority and of right, the power of rule or government (the power of him whose will and commands MUST be submitted to by others and obeyed, the sign of regal authority, a crown. It goes beyond this, but I hope you get the idea.

The second word “POWER” used in that verse is the G1411 “dunamis”: strength, power, ability, inherent power, power for performing miracles, power and resources arising from numbers, armies, forces, hosts. We normally see “dunamis” as miracles of God, but the devil also can do lying signs and wonders. But do you know what? EXOUSIA TRUMPS DUNAMIS! Anything the devil can throw at us, the authority given us through Christ Jesus overrules, overpowers, and obliterates it.

Do you believe that? If so, why are you not sending anger and depression and all the other works of the devil AWAY? It does NOT belong to you, and you have the authority to reject it, and nullify its effects on your life and those of your immediate family. God will not do it for you, that’s YOUR responsibility to use what He has given you. The next time the devil tries to put his stuff on you, put him in his place, overrule him, overpower him, and make him leave. Sounds simple, huh? That’s your authority as a child of God. But unless you USE it, he will just keep pounding on you to wear you down, until you’re to the point of blaming God for not delivering you from whatever it is that you need to be delivered from.

Remember, God has ALREADY done everything He is ever going to do about giving you power over the enemy. It’s done! Now it’s YOUR TURN TO DO SOMETHING!

To put it simply, God is for you, the devil is against you, and you are in the middle and must decide whose side you’re on and act accordingly.