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.