God, knock the teeth out of their mouths; LORD, tear out the young lions’ fangs.” Psalm 56:6 (HCSB)

When I was two years old I fell down in the bath tub and broke my front teeth. Yes, I could relate to the song, “All I want to for Christmas is my two front teeth!” Seriously though, we are now in a time when God is going to punch the enemy in the mouth and break his teeth! His roar will not match his bite. The Ekklesia is rising up, starting to believe in who He is, what Jesus has truly done through the cross. We are beginning to stand up in the authority that has been given to us. We have the right to enforce the finished work of the cross!

Psalm 91 talks about trampling on the lion and the cobra, even the great lion and the serpent (Psalm 91:13). We are told that we will tread on scorpions (Luke 10:19). In fact, Paul even promised that the God of peace would soon crush Satan underneath our feet (Romans 16:20).

A toothless animal is harmless. All it can do is make noise hoping to stir up fear. A toothless animal is defeated, but that only matters if we believe it and stand against his tactics. The devil is not creative and his schemes are knowable. That’s why Paul said we must not be unaware of how he operates (2 Corinthians 2:11). Literally he has been doing what he does the same way for thousands of years. And today he is even more blatant about it!

This is the hour to rise up, to believe in the authority that you have as a blood bought child of God! The devil can only lie, though he does that pretty well, after all, he is the father of lies (John 8:44). But you can know the truth and the truth will set you free (John 8:32), and keep you free if you walk by it.

Declare that the enemy’s teeth have been knocked out and that you have authority over all the works of darkness (Luke 10:19)! Declare that everything that stood against you and opposed you has been canceled by the cross and the blood of Jesus Christ and that the powers and principalities have been defanged through the cross (Colossians 2:13-15). Ask Him to show you any place where you still operate out of doubt or fear. Ask the Lord to show you what it means to tread on lions, serpents and scorpions, and then begin doing it! Ask Him pull back the veil on any place the enemy is still operating around you unaware. And pray this for your pastor and church!