Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. Psalm 34:19
Last week I posted this on Facebook and realized that you may not of seen it, so I’ve put it in my blog hoping it would encourage you as well. It’s a constant struggle and a current battle we all face and must stay on our toes. If you find yourself struggling for air, putting your arms up opens up your airways. Well in the spiritual realm, putting your arms up in worship helps in a similar way. It opens you up to hear what the Spirit has to say.
Spiritual warfare is not fighting to get a victory as humans do. It’s contending for the victory Jesus already won for us. It’s not begging God for what you need, it’s reminding your enemy what God’s already provided.
When your territory is being threatened, hold up the shield of faith, grab the sword of the spirit (Word of God) and remind the thing that’s threatening you that its a done deal. “Our fight is not against people on earth. We are fighting against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness. We are fighting against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12 ERV
If you own a home but someone came and told you its not yours, what would you do? More then likely, you would show them your title deed and be done with it. But what if they didn’t leave? What if they got a corrupt lawyer who had a sheriff in his pocket and they tried to evict you from your home? I’m sure you would think it was a nightmare, right? The thought of having to hire a lawyer and go to court for something you own is ludicrous.
Yet we have handed over our title deed of healing and provision. We just accept everything that Satan throws at us. We don’t know our rights because we haven’t read God’s Word. We won’t take the time to search for our promises. We get upset about it, we whine and complain about it, but we do nothing, too lazy to contend for what is ours. We’ve become easy prey for our enemy. I Peter 5:8 says; Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
It’s time to stop asking for what is already ours and take a different approach. When you’re very sure, your confidence level goes from 0 to 100. When you have proof, you can take it to your advocate, Jesus, who stands before Gods throne pleading your case, and God will uphold His contract with you. How do I know it works? Because it’s in my contract!
Father, help me to consistently speak what Your Word says and not allow the enemy to steal, kill or destroy what You’ve placed in me to do. You have purpose for me! I will no longer lay down and play dead, hoping the devil will just leave me alone. I will look him in the eye with the confident assurance that You will deliver me from the hand of my enemy. You are my shield, my strong tower, I run to You and I’m safe. No weapon formed against me will prosper and every tongue that rises against me in judgement, You will put it down. It’s in Jesus’ Name I pray this, Amen.