ARE YOU INTIMIDATED? (2)
Updated: Dec 9, 2021
Numbers 22: 3-4 So Moab was in great fear because of the people, for they were numerous; and Moab was in dread of the sons of Israel. Moab said to the elders of Midian, “Now this horde will lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field.” And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time.
Insight and Highlight
1 Sam 4:9 “Be strong, and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight.”
Intimidation is a tool of the enemy to subdue, discourage, terrorize the believer.
The enemy is also intimidated by the power of God in us.
God has given us stature. So, we ought not to be intimidated but the enemy should be intimidated. Paul charged us in strong terms to resist intimidation, stand firm against it. It is meant for the enemy.
The Moabites were terrified by the number and growth of the Israelites, in our text of today in Numb 23:3.
In our second text in 1 Sam 4: 9, a Philistine challenged his comrades to step up and act like men so they do not become enslaved to the Hebrews. In his words to his fellowmen, he said, "Be strong, and quit yourselves like men."
The enemies are to be intimidated by us not we be intimidated by them. Intimidation must not subdue or overcome the believer.
Anytime intimidation comes, the believer must remember the Apostle's charge in
1 Cor 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
Are you intimidated? Pray to God for help to stand against it. Do not be intimidated.
Do not quit!
To overcome intimidation, the believer must step up a moral conviction not to quit but to exercise manly valor to forge forward irrespective of the challenges.
Call to Word action
Zechariah 4:6-7 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.
Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
The Christian clarion
Believe what you have started and you will finish well by God's grace.
Zechariah 4:8-9 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it, and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you.
Lord, give me the heart of complete devotion, a heart stayed on God, unmovable.
I will not be intimidated by Satan, in Jesus' name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.