Have you noticed as of late that it seems that everyone you meet is trying to fight some kind of battle or the battle may even be within yourself?
Spiritual warfare is nothing to dismiss and set aside in order for someone else to rescue you from. You have to be willing to dig deep and prepare to fight and this means WAR! Satan is on a rampage to keep you feeling defeated, stressed and depressed. He has a way of controlling our minds, leaving us to feel powerless against the battles that are intended to destroy us.
John 10:10–For the thief comes only to kill, steal and destroy.
Satan convinces us with his evil, conniving, and manipulative behavior that we are weak. As long as he can control our minds and keep us bound by chains and believing his lies, he has won.
When we are going through a battle, satan will use anyone, even your closest friend or loved one against you. He will convince you to battle against those closest to you in order to get you off track. As long as you are focused on the stronghold, blaming someone else for the battle, satan will have you fighting them instead of him. This is just how he works!
SO HOW CAN YOU PREPARE TO FIGHT??
Scripture says plainly in Ephesians 6:12, we are not battling against “flesh and blood“, but against “spiritual forces of evil.” So the first thing to do is recognize who you are truly battling. Secondly, Ephesians 6:10-18, tells us to “PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD.”
We can only stand strong with God on our side against any kind of evil forces. If you are trying to battle these forces without God, you, unfortunately, will be gobbled up by the beast himself.
Once you have put on your armor, the battle is not over! Just like any other time of War, you have to train and prepare to fight!
Ephesians 6:18- Pray in the SPIRIT on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and request. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
You have to “train” and use the weapons that you have been given along with the armor that you should cover yourself with daily.
WEAPONS AGAINST THE FORCES OF SATAN…..
- Prayer/Your prayer language (You have no idea how powerful your prayers really are)
- Praise ( Your praise is a weapon! PSALM 149:6)
- The word of God (Speak the word of God and the devil will flee from you and others)
Satan is always prepared to wound you first, are you prepared to block it?
K.D. RUSSELLK.D. RUSSELL