August Word of Encouragement

Get Back, Satan! 5 Tips for Using Scripture as Defense

"For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places." ~Ephesians 6:12

Good morning! As a writer, I love to use my passion for written expression to share what the Lord is doing in me using all different kinds of writing styles – blogging, writing books, stories, articles and more. As a Contributing Writer for I get to expand a lot of my teachings on worship and other subjects pertaining to our faith journey in Christ, which I love doing! Below is a snippet from my most recent article, “Get Back, Satan! 5 Tips for Using Scripture as a Defense” that you’ll find to be a shot in the arm to your faith! If you’re struggling, or feel like you’re sinking under the attacks of the enemy, or if you know someone who needs a strong, Biblical word of faith for their situation, or if you need a reminder of the power of God to defeat the enemy – this is the word for you!! 

I have had a very large and positive response about the article below and I know the Holy Spirit is using its message to give God’s people a BOOST in their faith. The battle has been won, but if you’re still waiting for victory to manifest- Check out the article below and be blessed today! ❤

[Note: Below is the introduction to the article, per a publishing agreement with Crosswalk. To read the entire article, make sure to click on the link below!!]

“Get Back, Satan! 5 Tips for Using Scripture as Defense”

By Alicia Purdy, Contributing Writer

“In case you haven’t already noticed or experienced it for yourself, here’s a bit of wisdom I’ve gathered along my journey of faith in the Lord: The life of a Christian is not an easy one!

It’s not like we weren’t warned, however. Jesus said in John 15:18-19 “But because you are not of the world, since I chose you out of the world, the world therefore hates you. He also said in John 16:33, “…in this world you will have tribulation.” Jesus knew trouble would be part of the Christian experience from beginning to end. And how much more true on some days than others!

Compound human troubles with those created from the spiritual turmoil in darkness trying to influence, manipulate, convince, prompt, and lie to all of humanity and, well, time for an altar call! Jesus, anyone?

The spiritual powers at work are directly tied to the sin and darkness of humanity, so while it’s easy to look at someone and want to watch the earth open up and swallow them, the real fight is against Satan and his angels. Thank God He did not leave us alone to fight on our own! We have weapons and they are created specifically for fighting spiritual battles against spiritual enemies… In Jeremiah 1:12 the Lord says He watches over His Word to see it performed. Speak the Word over your situation! There is true power there! When we agree with God’s Word and refuse to speak against it or disagree with it, we speak faith into existence.

So, the fight of your life is raging in your face, what do you do? Speak the Word! Here are five tips for using the Word of God to push back and win the war against Satan in your situation…..

Continue on to the FULL article “Get Back, Satan! 5 Tips for Using Scripture as Defense” over at!


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