TO THE BIBLE: Psalm 23:4 NIV
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
In the realm of the spirit, some people live in the valley, while others live on the mountaintop. In the valley, people only see the activities of demons and evil beings of darkness, from which they always need deliverance. Satan and his demons become more real and powerful to them than God and the angels. To live in the valley is to journey in the wrong direction in the realm of the spirit.
Some of us, however, live on the mountaintop. We dwell and function in the realm of light, where all we see is success, victory, prosperity, health, and testimonies of salvation. Satan isn’t a factor, because we know he’s a defeated foe. Jesus completely paralysed him, and made a public spectacle of him and his cohorts in the realm of the spirit (Colossians 2:15).
When you look from above, you’ll see that you don’t have to struggle with Satan. He’s completely defeated; all he does now is try to sway God’s people through deception and fear. 2 Corinthians 10:4 says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.” The ideas and imaginations planted in the minds of men that cause them to behave wrongly are strongholds. These strongholds are destroyed through the knowledge of the Word. When the devil tries to plant imaginations of fear, failure, sickness, or the very worst that could happen in your mind, use the Word against them, and they’ll come crashing down at your feet.
Go Deeper: Hebrews 12:22; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
I’m not ordinary; I’m a citizen of Heaven. I’m seated together with Christ in heavenly places, far above all principalities, and power, and might, and dominion. All things are under my feet, and I reign and rule with Christ.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 8:22-39, Joshua 5-6
Matthew 26:47-56, Exodus 39
Shun every voice of fear, failure, and defeat and see from the mountain top!