Defeating the Spirit of Medusa

In the movie Clash of the Titans (1981/2010), Perseus has to defeat the evil spirit of Medusa. She is a deformed, grotesque figure with a snakelike body and a head with snakelike braids made like unto winding tree roots. But her power is not in her snakelike body nor her winnowing locks. Her power is in her eyes. With one look men are turned into eternal stone monuments.

What once were men of renown and great valor now stand defeated and destroyed. It has been said by many “look your enemy in his eyes,” but not all. Not Medusa. Enemies like Medusa can not be defeated in this wise. Whatever you do, the witches know, don’t look Medusa in her eyes.

The key to winning the battle against spiritual attacks from this type of spirit is not by standing your ground and confronting them head on matching brute force with brute force. No, to defeat Medusa rather than looking her in the eyes, get her to look into her own eyes.

Perseus had a reflective shield that he used to get her to see herself for who and what she was. Once she recognized the depth of her debauchery, her powers turned within and destroyed her. She fell defeated and Perseus cut off her head.

As believers in Jesus Christ, we have the Word of God that no evil spirit or evil person can withstand. When we tell Medusa about our God and our God’s power, Medusa will see herself for the powerless foe she is. I encourage you to speak the Word over any circumstance or situation that threatens your well being and that of others you know. The Word of God will be like a hammer in the hands of Thor. A mighty weapon indeed.

Published by Earl J. Griffin, Sr.

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. For over 40 years, my tract record as a proven leader has been exemplary both in the United States Army and as a Pastor in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Mentor, and Speaker, I use this expertise and experience to help leaders grow to their full potential. Coupled with my John Maxwell Certification is my Master of Science degree in Leadership Development, from Walden University. I am uniquely skilled at helping corporate leaders in the areas of human resources development programs, middle and executive leader development programs, and mentoring practices within the workplace. Both my professional time as an Organizational Development Specialist within the United States Army and my tenure as Senior Pastor within my church help me assist leaders in resolving the ethical dilemmas of leadership and developing the cultural skills necessary to lead in diverse multi-cultural organizations. Let's develop a sustainable relationship that benefits both your organization and that helps you achieve your personal leadership goals.

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