Standing Against the Schemes of the Devil

ephesians 6

The last week have felt like a battle…illnesses, upon illnesses (when I’m, personally, battling 3 different ones at the same time, it kinda feels like a personal attack), new infections, low tires, bald tires, etc..over the past few days, I began thinking about this verse.

What sticks out to me is the word “schemes”. If you look it up, it means:
a large-scale systematic plan or arrangement for attaining some particular object or putting a particular idea into effect.

Satan isn’t randomly throwing whatever is closest to him at us…oh no…he studies us. He thinks about us & creates a LARGE-SCALE ATTACK PLAN to SYSTEMATICALLY hurt us so that he can try & put HIS SPECIFIC idea in our head into effect.

Thinking about it this morning, I got pissed. As I drove to the hospital, I no doubt looked like a crazy woman taking a stand against these schemes & telling Satan NO MORE. NO MORE will I allow him to make us feel victimized…NO MORE will he be allowed near Chris…my kids…myself. From now on, he will encounter angels covering us & will be wasting his time. He might as well give up & go back to hell…he cannot & will not come near us again. NO MORE lies will be listened to from his slithering lips. This IS WAR, & I’m ready for battle.

Crazy I know…but ranting to him this morning…taking out my anger on him felt powerful…I felt vindicated. I’m a daughter of THE KING & I will no longer stand by & allow this assault to continue. If you too are facing a battle (and I firmly believe we all are), try it. Out loud…yell it if necessary…tell Satan off. Tell him how you feel & claim the authority you have over him because of Christ who lives in you to flee…there is power in it; I promise!

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