I will not talk with you much more, for the prince (evil genius, ruler) of the world is coming. And he has no claim on Me. [He has nothing in common with Me; there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and he has no power over Me.]
John 14:30 AMP
Paul was fearless! Paul knew that his maker had him in his hands and that it was not over until God said it was over. Paul in his situations did not complain murmur, or give the devil any room to make his home in his mind. Paul was a man who knew who he was in Christ. He told the church that he will not talk with them much more about the situation about my death, about where I am because The prince of this world is coming and instead of me complaining about where I am and what I am going through, I need to get the truth out to you the, I need to equip you so that you can do what I have done for Jesus. He had to let the people know that look this evil genius, and ruler has no claim on me. He had nothing in common with me, nothing I have belong to him, nothing in me belongs to him. The most powerful thing Paul said was he has no power over me.
We must know that the enemy has no power over us. When we are being tried and tempted it may seem like his has power but remember he is a liar and he is a evil genius. He is crafty and a sneak. There is no truth in him. We give him too much room to just have his way. For some of us he has been having his way for a long time. I can remember before my eyes were opened to a few things, the devil was having his way with me. I was a Christian, going to church, active in my church but because I lacked knowledge in some areas he had his way with my thought process, the way I served in the church, my family, husband etc. I knew the enemy was behind all of what I was going through but I thought that he had that power to do so... I felt that apart of me belonged to him because of my past. I had to realize that I had been washed with the blood of Jesus and that I was a new creation, that all things old had passed aways and all things had became new. Once I knew that it was in God I trust, the author and finisher of all things, the mighty hand that holds me, my strong tower, my defense, the alpha and omega, Lord of everything, The Ancient of Days, The Lion and the Lamb, the Great I am. I too am fearless. You too can be come fearless! you too can say devil you have no hold on me, nothing I have belongs to you. Not my health, not my strength, not my time, not my resources, not my children, not my husband, not my hob, not my love, not my patient, not my peace, not my joy, not my happiness. He does not have the power to have any of those things if we fight to keep them.
Crucify that flesh that keep giving the devil power, reign and clain over our lives. I know so many of us can say we give one or more of these things to the devil on a daily basis. Make a list of all the things you give the enemy by complaining, getting angry, sinning etc. You will see that you are giving him too much of what does not belong to him.
you may ask how do I crucify the flesh?
Do the opposite of what is a normal human reactions are to problems
Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations.
Stop feeding the flesh and its evil desires If you stop feeding it, it will eventually die
So kill (deaden, deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members [those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin]: sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God).
The wonderful news is that you have a choice to stop giving the enemy was does not belong to him. Paul decided that he was not going to identify himself with anything the enemy had to offer. He made it clear that he had no connection with him and that the enemy could not try and connect himself to Paul. Paul was fearless and on every occasion got fearless results from God. He gave Paul tremendous strength, endurance, wisdom, knowledge, encouragement and ministry. Being Fearless means being Free!
I feel great going into a Monday morning at work and in my future of being like the apostle Paul in being fearless!
Have a great Monday Morning!