Many of you have heard the phrase, “Defense wins championships”. Well, not so fast my friend. If that were true, then there would be no need for a scoreboard. I will grant you this; a great defense will keep you in the game even when your offense is sputtering. However, at some point, if you want to win, the offense must score points.
The majority of Psalm 91 is spent in defensive mode: dwelling in the secret place of the Most High; abiding under His shadow; God our refuge and fortress; angelic protection, and so forth. This next verse takes a different approach. Time for the offense to take the field.
You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. NKJV
“Tread” and “trample” are action words. They describe forward movement in authority. As a believer, you are stronger than you think. But then again, it’s not you, it’s the power within you. Jesus, the Anointed One, living inside of you is stronger than any foe. The Lord sent His disciples out one day to minister as “lambs among wolves”. Sounds like an unfair disadvantage on the surface. They returned saying, ‘Lord, even demons were subject to us in your name!” (paraphrased). Jesus told them: “…I give you authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10: 19 KJV)
There’s a time to remain safe and sheltered, then there is a time to demonstrate your “High Octane” offense. Don’t let satan’s attempt to isolate you and speak negativity into your mind succeed. Go on the attack, by declaring the word of God over every situation and circumstance. Trample and tread upon lions, serpents, and scorpions! We overcome by the blood of the lamb (the finished work of Jesus) and by the word of our testimony (our declaration of and trust in that finished work) Revelation 12:11.
When we defeat this lion called COVID-19 (and we will); we , like Sampson, will walk past the dead carcass and eat sweet honey from the remains. What is sweet honey? Maybe it’s a new idea, a better way of doing business, a better family life, or a greater appreciation and consideration of others. Whatever, the case, we know that all things work together for good to them that Love God and are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
Read Judges 14:6-9 and see what happened when the Spirit of God came mightily upon Samuel. We have that same Spirit living on the inside of us! It’s time to run up the score on the devil!