As I began to praise God for the “great” He has done and is doing in my life, He brought me back to “ And blessed be God Most High,Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” God has delivered my enemies into my hand, PAST TENSE. Take a moment to visualize that for a moment. What are the enemies in your life; fear, sickness, depression, anxiety, financial lack, etc?
My enemies God defeated through Jesus Christ and delivered them into my hand, or in other words, under my authority. The Old Testament is full of stories of battles and the enemy being delivered to the conquering king. They were either killed, or put to shame and displayed for all to see that the enemy had been conquered and was under their authority now. My enemies have been delivered into my hand, but what have I done with them? I was reminded of the old TV show, Hogan’s Heroes.
The American Colonel Hogan with other Americans had been captured by the German army and put in prison in this popular television comedy. The bumbling Germans gave Hogan and his crew plenty of opportunities to sabotage their war efforts. The German Colonel Klink was more concerned with having everything run smoothly and avoiding any trouble with his superiors (especially anything that might result in his being reassigned and sent to the front) than with being tough on Hogan and his fellow prisoners. In one episode, Hogan convinced Colonel Klink and the Gestapo that the war is over so that they would release some prisoners.
1: to require by authority to leave a country or place 2: to drive out or remove from a home or place of usual resort or continuance 3: to clear away : DISPEL example-his discovery banishes anxiety
Thoughts to ponder: Are you allowing the enemy to interrupt, deceive or sabotage God’s plans for your life?
Prayer: Father God, God of the Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth, I thank you and praise you that you have delivered my enemies into my hand. Forgive me for allowing the enemy to still have freedom and influence in my life. I take my place of authority over the enemy and banish him from my life. I declare that the BLESSING of God in my life banishes ______________________(fill in the blank with the name of the enemy that has been attacking your life). Amen
I encourage you to listen to the song: Greater by Tasha Cobbs
Better days ahead, I’m living in the promise of God/ A new day is here And I have a fresh expectation [repeat 2x]. Got a new perspective Loud and clear. I’m not moved by what I see, Only what I hear and I hear greater…