The Standard Of The WordMay 11, 2009
When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. Isaiah 59:19b KJV
We have a battle to win in this life. The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but there is authority and victory through Jesus (John 10:10). One of the devil’s strategies is to bring down our morale, but God has a strategy to help us win on multiple battle fronts. Observing Jesus’ response to the devil will prepare us to win against the enemy’s attacks.
While Jesus was fasting in the wilderness, the devil came to Him and said, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread” (Matthew 4:3). Jesus, full of the Word, responded, “It is written, man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). Just as Jesus responded to the enemy with “it is written,” so our standard must be the Word of God. When the attacks come in like a flood and we are feeling overwhelmed, what are we going to do? Speak the Word!
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? In all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. Romans 8:28, 31, 37
Those lies that are coming at you need an answer. If you aren’t familiar with the Scriptures and promises of God, start getting into the Word. If you’re not a good reader, get the Bible on your iPod. The life-changing nature of the Word of God is more precious than anything else.
Don’t let the devil shut your mouth. Don’t back down in the face of adversity. In the midst of a protracted battle, when several things come at you in a day, take the Word of God and boldly declare who He is, what you have because of Him, and what your rights are as a believer. God is the master of breakthrough!
Keep speaking God’s Word!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®
Copyright © 2009 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB). Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. *The definition of standard is a “point of reference against which individuals are compared and evaluated.”* “standard.” The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 04 May. 2009.