Peace-A Weapon Against Satan
When I first retired from the military in January of 2004, I worried about how we would pay our bills. I had received a paycheck every 2 weeks for over 28 and a half years. I was use to having a certain amount of money to not only pay my bills, but extra to ‘play’ with as I saw fit. That included paying my tithe.
When I retired, we instantly went into a $1000 a month deficit. We have always been blessed with the support of friends and families for the ministry, but just how we’d pay everything was beyond my comprehension. It would take several months before I would start to understand the Lord was my provider, not the government or the church or anyone else.
Through the years, the Lord has shown us He is faithful. Time and time again, we will have a financial need and the Lord would provide. Sometimes it’s a gift, other times it’s a job and then every once in a while, we will receive money out of the blue we did not know we had coming.
In His faithfulness, the Lord has given me a peace that even I don’t understand at times. Over the last few months that peace has deepened during the expansion of our business. As we walk with eye’s wide open to the realities of todays business environment, I can’t imagine how I’d react to life’s challenges without His peace.
Peace-A Weapon Against Satan
by Os Hillman
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me.” – Psalm 23:4a KJV
In the battles of the workplace, your peace is actually a weapon. The workplace creates many opportunities to rob us of our peace. Cash flow concerns, deadlines, relationships – all create stress on us. Your confidence in the God of peace declares that you are not falling for the lies of the devil. You see the first step toward having spiritual authority over the adversary is having peace in spite of our circumstances. When Jesus confronted the devil, he did not confront satan with His emotions or in fear. Knowing that the devil was a liar, He simply refused to be influenced by any voice other than God’s. His peace overwhelmed satan; His authority then shattered the lie, which sent demons fleeing.
There is a place of walking with God where you simply fear no evil. David faced a lion, a bear, and a giant. In this Psalm he stood in the “shadow of death” itself, yet he “feared no evil.” David’s trust was in the Lord. He said, “…for Thou art with me.” Because God is with you, every adversity you face will unfold in victory as you maintain your faith in God! David continued, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies” (Ps. 23:5a). The battle you are in will soon become a meal for you, an experience that will nourish and build you up spiritually. Only God’s peace will quell your fleshly reactions in battle. The source of God’s peace is God Himself. If fear has been knocking at your door, begin to face that fear with God’s peace. It is God’s secret weapon to destroy fear.