One Year Bible

Daily Devotional

April 05, 2020

by Pastor Larry Stockstill

Power over the enemy is a sign of God's blessing upon a person's life. In contrast, Jesus said that a man who had no blessing in his life would be attacked by seven other spirits more evil than the first spirit (Luke 11:26). In the absence of the blessing of God, demons rush in "to steal and kill and destroy" (John 10:10). In every area of life-financial, physical, mental, and marital-these demons will run roughshod and wreak havoc to their hearts' content.

No blessing . . . no protection! Without God's blessing, Israel could expect continual shortfalls, diseases, plagues, depression, anxiety, and broken families. However, with God's blessing, no enemy could affect Israel and no lack could come near God's people.

Because we are the blessed, let us march triumphantly against our enemies and watch them flee. "When the Red Sea saw you, O God, its waters looked and trembled! The sea quaked to its very depths" (Psalm 77:16). Demons always tremble when God begins to march! In seven directions they flee in terror; therefore, "resist the devil, and he will flee from you" (James 4:7 NIV).