In my book, Fiery Darts: Satan’s Weapon of Choice, I expose Satan’s plan of attack using negative thinking/fiery darts. But that’s not all! In addition, I provide strategy details on how to deflect those fiery darts and defeat the Enemy!
In this post, I would like to highlight a particular detail of that strategy. On page 41-42 of my book I have included a 3 column chart with the following headings: (words in parenthesis explain the purpose of the headings)
1 -Fiery Darts
(The plan is to first identify the fiery dart)
(Then apply God’s Truth to that fiery dart)
(Finally, the References that contain those Truths)
Now, remember the chart in my book is generalized. Your personal encounter with fiery darts will be much more specific.
Here’s what I suggest!
Get out a sheet of paper, a pen, (nothing electronic-will explain the why of that as I go.) Then along with that obtain a Bible Concordance. (Now, this can be electronic. I would recommend it actually!) But just a single book will suffice. (Personally, I started with a book Concordance then in recent years I was given a Bible study program for my computer and I have to say, I LOVE IT!)
Now, find a quiet place with no distractions. Sit down with your Concordance, paper and pen. OK, bring your computer along but be prepared to print out the list you will be making. The reason is you’ll need to have this list as a handy reference.
On that sheet of paper in column one identify all the fiery darts that you are currently struggling with. For example, let’s say you are dealing with fear. Then write something like, “I am afraid of________________.” You fill in the detail of what it is you are afraid of.
Next, find the word “fear” in your Concordance and look up all the references that contain that word. Choose references that apply to your situation and in the 2nd column write down the Truth that speaks to that fear.
Finally, in column 3, record that reference/s.
Yes, just this simple exercise will have the effect of restoring your confidence in yourself because you are doing something constructive in dealing with those menacing fiery darts. You are throwing off the victim mentality and putting on the victor mentality! Yahoo, go get um!
NOW, BE ON YOUR GUARD!
Now print out this list (after you save it on your computer, of course) and tuck it in your purse or pocket. WHY? Because Satan will not relent (just yet) on hurling these very fiery darts at you again and again. BUT each time he does, you are going to pull out that list and nail that fiery dart to the wall (so to speak)! Eventually, it will loose it’s power to rule you.
HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING!
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh 4 (for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the casting down of strongholds), 5 casting down imaginations, and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;
2 Cor 10:3-5(ASV)
AND EVENTUALLY AFTER YOU HAVE RESISTED;
7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:7-8 (ASV)
YOUR JOY AND HOPE WILL BE RESTORED!
13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13 (NKJV)
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER,
Go into battle without your Number One Weapon – GOD’S WORD!
You simply will be defeated by the Enemy, if you do!
Stand fast and know victory!
This exercise is just what the doctor ordered! I am praying we have time to do this ASAP!!!
You rock, by the way. I’m so blessed to have found my church family. You and BB are more special to me than you will ever know.
I love your ” yahoo go get em”. I am really trying to work on my fears and fiery darts. Thanks for letting God work thru you to help people like me.
You guys are more than conquerors you know! It’s humbling and exciting to be allowed to assist a fellow believer in slamming it to Satan!
Trish, persevere! I’m so encouraged by what you said!