Ephesians 6:16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

When Jesus fulfilled the Law and sacrificed Himself for us, Jesus stripped Satan of his power. Satan can’t make us do anything. The only “power” Satan has is an attempt to influence our minds. The Bible calls it fiery darts or flaming arrows.

The strategy of Satan is to influence and convince us that God’s Word won’t come to pass in our lives. If we place our faith in God to be healed of a certain disease, Satan will attempt to convince us that this disease runs in our family and we’re going to battle it for the rest of our lives. If we’re standing in faith for a new car, the devil will give us all the reasons why we don’t deserve a new car.

To counter the attack of Satan, we confess the truth in God’s Word. Confession doesn’t make things come to pass and it doesn’t speed up the time we receive our desires. Confession combats thoughts of doubt and unbelief. When Satan attempts to tell us we’ll be battling that disease forever, we confess by His stripes, we are (not going to be) healed (Isaiah 54:5). When Satan gives us reasons why we shouldn’t have that car, we confess that we are the righteousness of God and all of God’s promises to us are “Yes and Amen” (2 Cor. 5:21; 2 Cor. 1:20).

Every time a thought of doubt or unbelief enters our minds, it’s important to confess the truth of God’s Word. If not, doubt will slowly devour any amount of faith we have in God’s Word. Keep doubt at bay by confessing God’s Word.

2 Corinthians 4: 13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak,