Categories: Inspiration

1511135_793989563982727_597800815385658084_n“Don’t be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by God himself.” (Philippians 1:28, NLT)

“Look! He has placed the land in front of you. Go and occupy it as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has promised you. Don’t be afraid! Don’t be discouraged!” (Deuteronomy 1:21, NLT)

There are different times of our lives and different things we go through that require different responses. We never bow to the enemy but sometimes we must stand still and sometimes we must act. What I’ve been sensing lately is that this is a time to confront the enemy. This is not a time to stand still, this is a time to confront the enemy for all of things he has tried to destroy in your life and take back what’s been stolen.

I love The Message version of Philippians 1:28: “…not flinching or dodging in the slightest before the opposition. Your courage and unity will show them what they’re up against: defeat for them, victory for you — and both because of God.” Don’t wait, it’s time to confront the enemy with boldness. As the passage in Deuteronomy says, He has placed the land in front of you, now go get it!

This goes along with my word for 2016 that this is a year to take action. It’s time to act this year and show the enemy that he is done! God wants to do amazing things this year but it’s going to require action on our part and it’s going to require us to confront the enemy, and when you do, he WILL bow!

Author: Stephen Young

Stephen’s Gate is a weekly devotion that purposes to encourage people to live the victorious life God has called them to. Stephen grew up in a Christian home and was raised in Church. As a young boy he was very shy and never wanted to be the center of attention, however, he always had the desire to preach and minister to others. God called him into ministry in his late twenties and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Stephen previously served as an Assistant Pastor in Fort Fairfield, Maine before moving to Georgia. Stephen and Kristen have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful girls, Abigail and Sydney.

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