3 Areas of Deliverance the Lord Wants us to Receive Now – Part 2

3. Authority to Throw off Intimidation of Other People and to Overturn the Attacks of the?Enemy.
These two issues are related. The work of the enemy is involved in both, even though it comes to us in different ways.
I walked into a room and there was a person I recognized there. This person was known for the critical, harsh, and demeaning words they used as weapons against others, including myself. When I entered the room, the person immediately turned in my direction and began making a rude, derogatory remark. I dismissed them with a wave of my hand and kept on walking. No longer would I affected in the slightest by them.
I then walked over to the wall where a young woman was standing. I was aware that this person had zapped me in the neck with a taser twice. Even though I hadn’t even fallen down, the attack was very annoying. I grabbed this person by the shirt collar, pressed her against the wall and yelled in her face, “You’ve tasered me two times; You’ve punched me in both eyes. Enough!!! I’m not going to put up with it any more!” And as I spoke to her, I punch her in the eye.
(I really don’t do things like that to people – even mean ones!)
The enemy uses the critical words and negative expectations of other people as weapons against us. Wounds in the soul and the fear of criticism hold us in place so we can’t advance in life. These weapons have been more effective against us than many of us realize.
Part of the spiritual armor that we are to put on are the shoes of the preparation of the gospel of peace.

And having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Ephesians 6:15 NAS

Peace is complete well-being with nothing missing or damaged. Being prepared with the gospel of peace is to know experiencially, the well-being provided by our covenant with God in Christ. The example of the shoes is that of the spiked (1-1/2 – 3 inches) shoes of the Roman soldier. The shoes made the soldier sure-footed in battle. Also, when the troops were marching, they weren’t going to stop for anything. If you knew what was good for you, you’d get out of their way!
Having complete well-being of soul enables us to stand confidently and sure-footedly in life, whatever comes. The enemy cannot easily knock our feet out from under us. We’re on the move in the mission of God. Watch out! We’re not afraid of anything.
The other area we have authority over is the direct harassing attacks of the enemy. These pesky attacks can rob our time, attention, and resources. Often, the source of the problem goes undetected so we fail to take action against it. Ask God to open your eyes to what’s really going on. Take authority over harassment and the spirit behind
“Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions , and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall injure you.
Luke 10:19 NAS
Let’s receive our full deliverance! If God is for us, who can be against us? Who can be our foe, if God is on our side? (Romans 8:31 Amplified)
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