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Friday, December 6, 2013
Most snakes have no real sense of hearing. They can sense vibrations, but they have no ears. In the natural realm, serpents are just another creature. Yet in the spiritual realm, they represent the powers of darkness. In the spiritual realm, faith is linked to hearing. Snakes have no ears to hear, so the enemy doesn't live by faith. The powers of darkness cannot handle faith. The enemy attacks in the realm of no faith. He wants you to doubt - doubt God's goodness, faithfulness, provision. When you give in to doubt, then discouragement, anger, anxiety, and the propensity to sin comes. This is seen clearly from the Garden of Eden to the temptation of Messiah. You defeat the enemy by faith. It is written that when the flaming arrows of the enemy come your way, you'll extinguish them by the shield of faith. When that thought of discouragement, anxiety, doubt, bitterness, or temptation comes your way, lift up the shield of faith. Stand by the Word. Hold to His love. Declare His goodness. The serpent is deaf, but you are not. Use your advantage. Stand by faith and crush the serpent underfoot.
From Message #861 - Snake Busters I
Mission: Stand strong and be ready to use the 'shield of faith' today when the enemy comes your way.