Jesus did take care of our troubles and trials, but that doesn’t mean our adversary will sit back and let us be victorious without putting up a fight! The Word tells us that our enemy, “Walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).” He’s walking around every day seeking someone to take down. Whether it’s through discouragement, failure, depression or being overwhelmed by our circumstances, he will fight tooth and nail to get us to our breaking point
That is, if we let him.
Satan can’t take anything from us that we don’t give him. He can’t take our health, finances, children, happiness or security if we don’t allow him to. This is the reminder that we received that we are passing on to you- The kingdom of God is to be taken by force (Matt 11:12)! What is the kingdom of God? Romans 14:17 says this, “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness (being made right with God), and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” When the devil tries to take away your peace, joy, healing or anything else, attack back and demand your God-given rights that JESUS paid the price for. We are not helpless over the situation! Going back to the lion from 1 Peter chapter 5, we have to be on guard to hear the roar of this lion which can paralyze us in our tracks. Once the lion paralyzes his prey, then he can devour it. But only if we let him.