As children of God we cannot be possessed by demons. We are sealed by the Holy Spirit. However, we can still hear and believe many lies from our adversary.
There are times it seems as if I invite the enemy’s lies in, right through the front door of my mind. Other times his deceptions sneakily come through the unguarded back-door.
The following poem came to me recently while I was thinking about the authority given to me by Jesus Christ when I employ the greatest weapon, the Sword of the Word of God.
How did you end up in my place?
I thought the door was locked.
But here you sit – are in my face.
You blame and shame and mock.
You take what’s mine. Leave me a mess.
You tell me lies all day.
You make me sick. I must confess
I want you gone – away.
This place is mine. The mortgage paid.
I hate your being here!
I’m cleaning up. It’s time to pray.
It’s you who should now fear.
I do admit, it took too long
To take my lawful stand.
For my Authority is strong!
His Strength is at my hand!
Little children, you are from God and have overcome them,
for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 John 4:4
Lord, show us how to identify and fight the lies of the enemy with your Truth, the Word.
(Poetry and pictures by Heidi Viars, 2017 –
The first picture is the front door of my childhood home in Germany, where my parents still live. I took it this summer during my visit with them.)