Last night I went to bed in not a good place. For all practical purposes it looked the devil would win today and I was utterly helpless. I prayed. I rebuked the devil. And I smashed my pillow in frustration. (It probably has died a thousand deaths.) All I could see was that the devil was trying to deceive, kill and destroy. All I could do was watch the “devil, prowling around like a lion seeking who he may devour,” (1 Pet 5:8). My prayers seemed empty.This morning I woke up and those thoughts lingered. Then all of a sudden I realized I was looking at the wrong one! I was looking at the devil feeling helpless. But then I fixed my eyes on the Almighty. And I prayed the same prayers but with eyes on the One who has REAL power. It brought great joy to my spirit! So I prayed, recruited others to pray, and joy came back. I felt the victory in my spirit before anything took place.
“Fix your eyes on Him.” It says (Heb 12:2).
That is the way to victory.