Friends, there is a new breed on the horizon! There are soldiers that God is raising up in this hour!
I have a word for you today: it's your time, it's your hour to have dominion in your life! This people that God is raising up are those who are unwilling to buy into the lies of the enemy that they are living under His dominion. They know that they have have been redeemed. They know that they have been placed at His right hand where there are pleasures forevermore (Psalms 16:11). You have a place at the King's table! Do not settle for crumbs when you have a table set before you in the presence of your enemies (Psalms 23:5). Your enemy has been spoiled; he has been defeated. He has no right to touch the redeemed.
The Bible says that God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power, and of love and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:6). The enemies' strategy is to get you focused on what he is doing, so that you live in a place of constant warfare and come under the grip and power of fear. Fear is simply an illusion.
"There is no fear in love, but perfect love cast out fear; because Fear has torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love" (1 John 4:18)
What is perfect love? Perfect love was demonstrated by God sending his son to pay the ransom for us! Jesus liberated us from Satan's dominion, placing us in the King's dominion and at the King's table. Fear is what causes torment by the enemy. God did not call you to live in fear! The truth in God's word frees our minds to see past the illusion. When we draw our attention to the victory that Jesus gained at Calvary, we truly see how defeated the enemy is. We suddenly realize just how much power, authority, and dominion Christ has given his sons and daughters. When we truly embrace the revelation of the cross, we find that we focus on the devil less, and as a result, the warfare diminishes as we magnify God. Christ then becomes so much greater and victorious in our lives. There is truly a greater revelation than living with a constant sense of paranoia toward the enemy. We should never make the enemy out to be bigger and more powerful than he actually is. When we develop our faith in Christ, we enter into a place of victory; we enter into His rest and peace. There are times when we have to rebuke the storm and there are times when we have to rebuke devils! Absolutely. Yet, we are not called to live in a place of constant defense and fear. No, the church is on the offense. We do not have to defeat an already defeated devil. Jesus said, "come unto me, all of you who are weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." (Matthew 11:28). Thank God there is a place of resting and abiding in him! Where fear is no longer present, where worry cannot effect you! Yes, there is a place of rest that we can enter into by faith, where we know that we have the victory now, today! We have total assurance and confidence in Christ's finished work! If our minds are not renewed to God's Word, fear will have a stronghold in our minds. Our minds must be renewed to the word of God. I've often heard it said that the battle is in the mind. This is where most of our warfare comes from: the mind. The enemy torments people in their minds! The enemy plants seeds of hopelessness and doubt in the mind. He tries to talk the believer out of the authority that they have been given in Christ! We must turn our attention away from the enemy and place it upon His word! When our minds are renewed to the authority we possess now in Christ, we find ourselves living in a place of constant victory.
Jesus did not come to give the church a momentary victory; He came to give the church total victory at the cross. We must have our faith and focus on the cross, not the devil.
"Jesus already fought the devil and won. That's why Jesus said to us, "Occupy, till I come" (Luke 19:13). We're to take our stand on the Word against a defeated foe. Therefore, we are in the army of the Lord, but it's the occupying army. The occupying army is not in battle. The occupying army is just enforcing the victory that's already been won by our commander and Chief, the Lord Jesus Christ! That's why believers shouldn't magnify the battle; they should magnify the triumph!"
Child of God, you have to stand in the victory that Christ has already give you! Moses said unto the people, "fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord" (Exodus 14:13). What the enemy hates more than anything is the confidence or faith in the heart of a believer that says, I will not fear. I will see the salvation of the Lord!
Whatever you are going through, I want to encourage you put your eyes on the cross. That's where he paid for it all! That's where our victory comes from! "This is the victory that overcomes the world even our faith" (1 John 5:4). Our faith in what Jesus accomplished for us is the victory that overcomes everything that the enemy tries to send your way! My friends, feast at the King's table; it's a place of rest. It's a place of dominion!
I declare the peace of God and overcoming faith over you, in Jesus' Holy Name,
JESSE SHAMP, author
AMY SHAMP, author