Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold[c] this dark world in bondage. Ephesians 6:12
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. It’s neither asking God to heal us, but reminding the thief what was done when Jesus took those stripes on His back.
So often I see Christians talking about the problems they see in the world, but they don’t speak to them. Let me remind you of this; your victory and outcome will be determined by your prayer time not your social media time. If you’re speaking just to be heard, or if you’re trying to convince others of the ‘truth’, your words will fall on deaf ears unless they’ve been saturated in prayer and God’s released you to say it.
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. Don’t suffer silently when the power of life and death is in your tongue.
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 every accusation that Satan throws at us. We’re easy to deceive because we don’t pick up our Bible and find our promises. Jesus, our advocate, intercedes for us night and day and we feel we don’t have to do a thing. We get upset and angry at what is happening around us, but we’re too lazy to contend for what is already ours.
Lord, forgive me for my many sins. For my anger over things I’m unwilling to stand in the gap and pray over. For being too busy reading the problem, fretting over the problem and talking about the problem, that I’ve closed my mouth of authority and power over all the power of the enemy.
As I sit in Your presence this morning, cause me to have eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart to obey. I can’t speak for anyone but me, but I will be Your mouthpiece in the earth over the things that are troubling. I will trouble the trouble and call things that be not as though they are. You are well able to keep what I’ve committed to You.
Principalities and powers, demonic forces that have been loosed over this nation, the spirit of lawlessness in the hearts of men and women and complacency in the body of Christ. I serve you notice to cease and desist from your evil plans. I call the Kingdom of God onto earth. May the church, Your bride, wake up and take up her lamp, being a light for all to see. It’s in Jesus’ name and for Your glory I pray, Amen.