After the children of Israel crossed the Red Sea, they looked behind them and saw the Egyptians dead on the shore. We too need to look back and see our enemies defeated. Through the victory on Calvary, Jesus conquered sin and death and they can no longer threaten us.
Fear, sickness, lack, and addictions are dead. The person we used to be before our new birth in Christ…is dead. When we face any opposition, we proclaim ourselves dead unto sin but alive unto God. This enables us to disarm our adversary. To see our enemies dead helps nullify their power. We are survivors and through the power of Christ, we bounce back from all trials and tribulations. What we see and know as already conquered cannot threaten our lives. We stand on the truth that Christ won the victory at Calvary.
Lies of the enemy often pertain to things of the past. We can look behind us rejoicing the enemy was defeated. We can go forward with the glory of the Lord as our rear guard. The Egyptians tried to take the same path through the Red Sea that the children of Israel took, but they were defeated. Our enemies cannot travel the road of victory that Christ has prepared for us, from glory to glory!
Exodus 14:30 “So the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.”
Intimidation is one of the ways the enemy tries to hinder the people of God from doing what the Lord is leading them to do. Intimidation means to persuade or dissuade by frightening; to frighten somebody into doing or not doing something. It creates a feeling of fear, awe or inadequacy in another person. It leads someone to look at themselves and be paralyzed by fear as their lives are threatened.
When we sense intimidation rising up, we quickly turn our focus on the Lord. He has not given us a spirit of timidity, or fear, but a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. We come against the spirit of fear. It is a spirit and we have the authority in the name of Jesus to command it to go. This spirit is not easily detected and oppression can come in quickly before people recognize and stand against it. This spirit of fear can also come with depression and when it controls the soul, it can be overwhelming.
At times when the spirit of fear is difficult to combat, the Spirit of Christ who dwells in us will raise us up in victory. The love, power and sound mind, we walk in will conquer all. Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world. We do not have a spirit of fear… and we never have to receive one. We stir up the gift of God and move with boldness, from glory to glory!
2 Timothy 1:6-7 “Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”