If you’ve ever struggled with accepting the great potential God has placed on the inside of you, just consider the potential the devil sees inside you. Would a ruler of a certain area ever send out a legion (an army of 6,000) to face off with an insignificant threat? Of course not.
In Mark 5:9, Jesus asked a demon-possessed man, “What is thy name?” And he answered, saying, “My name is Legion: for we are many.” By definition, a legion describes six thousand foot soldiers. This is the number of demons that had taken up residence inside this one man.
However, immediately after Jesus delivered this man possessed with a legion of demons, he entered into his calling and began to evangelize the area he was from called Decapolis. In the Greek, Decapolis is a word which means “Ten Cities.” It seems the devil saw this man’s potential to preach the Gospel and reach those ten cities for God, so he sent a legion to stop him from fulfilling his Divine purpose.
So if you’re feeling attacked, remember: [Tweet “Attacks from the enemy aren’t really about you, they’re about what’s inside you. @joeyhamlin”]
The devil wants to thwart, detain, or stop altogether the bright future God has in store for you and the impact you will have in whatever area He has called you to. The demons begged Jesus not to send them out of that area — they didn’t care about the man — they only wanted to maintain control of those ten cities. The demons reasoned, “We can find another man, but please don’t cast us out of this country!”
Get ahold of this truth today! The magnitude of your trouble is a prophetic indication of the magnitude of your destiny and potential! The bigger the adversaries, the bigger the open door which awaits you! Paul said in 1 Corinthians 16:9, “For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.” Every believer faces obstacles — and the reason is because every child of God is a potential nightmare for the devil!
Meditate on this today and remember Who is for you: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11).