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Words of the Week – Put the Blame Where It Belongs
By Barbara Bryant, Contributing Writer
Published October 30, 2019

                      Barbara Bryant (Courtesy photo)

 You have an enemy. Although unseen by the natural eye, this adversary is not imaginary nor a mythological character. Satan, the devil, is a real person… a spirit being, with intelligence and tangible characteristics.

He is the personification of all that is evil and is the author of every wicked work. His nonstop goal is to “steal, kill, and destroy” (John 10:10).

Around-the-clock, the enemy is on the prowl, seeking to cause disorder and destruction to your life. With military-like strategy and ruthless hostility, the devil aggressively searches for weakness in your faith, hoping to devour you with deception, temptation, or oppression.


Satan has targeted you as a victim. He knows your name and address, your strengths and weaknesses. Why? You are a threat to him. He knows that you have the ability to influence a multitude of people. He sees the impact of your gift and ministry on others.

He recognizes your anointing and your great contribution to God’s kingdom, so he wants to destroy you. He wants to take you down. Right now, he is waiting and planning for the moment to strike.

The devil is our real enemy, not your spouse, not your pastor, not your employer, parent, friend, or sibling. It is the devil. His method of operation is always “undercover.”

That means he comes in under the radar, totally undetected manipulating circumstances, disguising his activities behind the shroud of people or things. His goal is to always divert attention and blame others for his actions.

When Satan makes his move and tries to take you down, you make your move and take him out. Use your spiritual authority to cast down his demonic activity. Plead the blood of Jesus. You have the authority. And he knows it. Declare these words:

“The Blood of Jesus Against You”


“Satan! Lose Your Hold”

“Devil! The Lord Rebuke You”

“Satan! I Bind You, In The Name of Jesus”

“The Blood, The Blood, The Blood”

It is the Blood that Satan fears. Not your position, power, money or prestige.  Revelation 12:11 says, And they overcame him [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb …” So this month, put the blame where it belongs. Rebuke him just as Jesus did.

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