Enforcing Satan’s Defeat

Our Lord Jesus secured Satan’s defeat,
but it’s up to us to turn up the heat, keeping Satan under our feet.
When he tries to put us through fire,
we can turn it around to our heart’s desire
by using God’s Word as the mighty sword
to put Satan to flight as we come toward.
“It is written,” said our Lord, and so should we
be imitators of Him in proclaiming we’re free.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue,” is God’s sure Word,
so speak life and victory ’til circumstances have heard.
Remember when Jesus and his disciples got into a boat,
“Let’s cross over to the other side,” were the Lord’s words to keep them afloat.
But adverse winds caused them to fear and cry out–
“Teacher, don’t you care that we are perishing?” were their words of doubt.
Jesus rebuked the wind and said to it, “Hush, be still!”
But it was faith He then emphasized and sought to instill.
And, likewise, today winds of adversity are familiar to us all,
but when fear rears its head, we must answer with faith’s call.
So make it your confession, “I’ve crossed over to the other side–
and it’s there, in victory, that I abide!”

P. A. Oltrogge

“And, on that day, when evening had come, He said to them, ‘Let us go over to the other side.’ And leaving the multitude, they took Him along with them, just as He was, in the boat; and other boats were with Him. And there arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up. And He Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they awoke Him and said to Him, ‘Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?’ And being aroused, He rebuked the wind and said to the sea,’Hush, be still.’ And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. And He said to them, ‘Why are you so timid? How is it that you have no faith?’ And they became very much afraid and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?'”

Mark 4:35-41

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