YOU SHALL TREAD UPON THE LION
You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. (Psalms 91:13)
Satan is the enemy of all mankind with a mandate for destruction and death he moves throughout the world seeking someone to devour. Sometimes referenced as a lion and at other times a serpent his attributes resemble a beast with absolutely no compassion or mercy for anyone. The devil cannot be domesticated or tamed and can never be trusted because like a wild beast he will turn and kill you in an instant.
The greatest feat that the devil has accomplished in these latter times is the fact that he has convinced people that he really doesn’t exist, he is just a figment of your imagination, a harmless apparition in a red suit with a pitchfork in his hand. Lies, deceit and deception make him a worthy opponent and a formidable adversary and because of his ability to seduce and deceive he has defeated many men and women of God with his tactics.
God has given the believer authority and power to defeat the schemes of the devil and has given us a mandate to put the enemy under our feet just as Jesus did. The army of the living God has been given dominion over sickness, death and poverty and has every right to run the powers of darkness out of their lives and families. We have been given the weapons of war and the armor of God to destroy the works of the devil.
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
“Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in Heaven.” (Luke 10:19,20)