1 John 4:4 (NKJV) You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
Early last year I had a strange dream. I was in a courtroom standing before an evil looking judge and talking to my husband. I told him that I knew that all these attacks from the enemy were to deter me from the will of God. I then looked up at the judge and yelled out, "but no matter what you do, it will NOT stop me!" He then stood up with a roar and I was thrown back across the room and hit the wall. In the dream I wasn't the least bit afraid or intimidated. I then woke up, my heart wasn't racing, and I had total peace that the attacks I were experiencing would not deter or destroy me! I know God uses every scrap, every evil assignment against us to propel us deeper into His presence, if we'll take the opportunity to seek and worship Jesus in the midst of the storm! The funny thing was... it was 3 am when I woke up. I suddenly feel a hand sweep up against my side. I quickly reached over and felt nothing. This happened three times in a row, and I thought, "am I seriously going to have to throw this devil out of my bed!?" Prepared for battle, my husband suddenly started to laugh... he had no idea about the dream and was just messing with me... in the middle of the night! Lol!
The point is, there are real devils whose assignment is to cause diversions and ultimately try to annihilate our growth and productivity for God's Kingdom. They are relentless in their attacks, but we have a hiding place in the Secret Place (read Psalm 91) of prayer, worship and adoration of our King! It's a glorious place that we emerge from with power, boldness, wisdom, strength and fearlessness!
Don't cower in fear, surrendering your Kingdom position as a Child of the Most High God, simply because you feel intimidated! The enemy is a defeated foe, but a cunning liar and if you spend enough time entertaining his thoughts and reviewing his deception, you'll soon fall victim to his desires.
This is why knowledge of God's Word is so important. We can only defeat him as we gain knowledge of who we are in Christ, the power and authority that's been given to us by His Spirit and the work of the cross and a deeply intimate relationship with the King of kings and the Lord of lords! When you know Him and have an understanding of His Word... then the enemy... though he is an irritating nuisance, he's no match for the one who is within us!!
Remember who you are, understand your Kingdom position and operate in the authority that has been given to you! You're not a beggar and you have not been forgotten! You have been given ALL authority over the power of the enemy and EVERY sickness and disease! He may roar and even throw you up against the wall, but YOU WIN THE WAR!!!!!
1 Peter 5:8 (KJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
Matthew10:1 (NKJV) And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.
Luke 10:19 (AMP) Listen carefully: I have given you authority [that you now possess] to tread on serpents and scorpions, and [the ability to exercise authority] over all the power of the enemy (Satan); and nothing will [in any way] harm you.
Romans 8:28 (NLT) And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Colossians 2:14-15 (TPT) He canceled out every legal violation we had on our record and the old arrest warrant that stood to indict us. He erased it all—our sins, our stained soul—He deleted it all and they cannot be retrieved! Everything we once were in Adam has been placed onto his cross and nailed permanently there as a public display of cancellation. Then Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping away from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power to accuse us. And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph. He was not their prisoner; they were His!