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In Psalm 91:13, lions and powerful young lions are depicted as being under your feet. The Word declares: "Thou shalt tread upon the lion... the young lion...shalt thou trample under feet."

Yes, you live among spiritual lions but you have power over them and all the power of the

enemy: Jesus said, "Behold, I give unto you power...over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you" (Luke 10:19).

Satan is an imitator. Peter describes him "as a roaring lion." Did you know that Jesus is actually called the Lion of Judah? That is the name by which He is referred to in Revelation 5:5--and when our Lion roars, the seven thunders will utter their voices and God's plan will be fulfilled!

The only times in scripture that lions were successful in their attacks was when people were

sinning, backsliding, and turning away from God. (For examples see Jeremiah 5:6 and

1 Kings 13:24.)

To those who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, God promises, "Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet" (Psalm

91:13). But remember that this promise is to those who are abiding in the secret place, consistently living in God's presence and according to the dictates of His Word (Psalm 91:1).

Have you allowed spiritual lions to cause you to retreat? Have you been ignorant of Satan's

strategies? Have you been fearful of his roars and isolated yourself from other believers? Have you been hanging out in places of darkness where spiritual lions congregate?

The deception is over! You now recognize that Satan is as a roaring lion and you have biblical strategies to combat him. The Apostle Paul declared that he was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. You can have the same testimony (2 Timothy 4:17).

Spend some time today meditating on The Message translation of 1 Peter 5:8-9. Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You're not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It's the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won't last forever. It won't be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ--eternal and glorious plans they are--will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does.


My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.


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