We were watching my son, Jimmy play football against the biggest 13 year-olds I have ever seen. They were giants.
I wanted to go rescue my son, take him off the field.
But these mighty Lake Mary Dolphins held their own
I was furious! I wanted justice.
"Horse Collar. 15 yard penalty," The ref yelled.
"Yeah!" I felt better. That rotten boy had humiliated my son's teammate, but he had been put in his place by the penalty.
Sometimes, I feel like that boy who was twirled around and dropped with a thud. Satan toys with me, tricks me, or fills my mind with lies. I feel like I am lying on the ground battered and bruised.
But, then the Lord steps up and says, "15 yard penalty, devil. Go back to where you came from. Leave my daughter alone!"
Just a reminder, spiritual warfare is not a battle of equals. Jesus won the battle 2,000 years ago on a dirty cross. He paid the price, the game is already won. We are on the winning side! Jesus has all authority in Heaven and on earth!
Next time, you feel beaten up by the devil, just remind God to give him a 15 yard penalty!
Winning the Battle with you!
(Meredith Ludwig Curtis)