Ephesians 6:12: For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
When we see the happenings of this world, we know that 2017 is a year of spiritual warfare. The devil knows that his time to destroy the world is short. He tries to shake the nation with bombings, killings, political games, feud, and immoral behavior that are getting worse.
As God’s children, we are facing the principality of the nation we live in. Not only this principality is diligent in destroying the nation, he also destroys families, young generation and hinders the water of life to flow within the hearts of God’s children. He will try to stop believers from praying, reading and declaring the Word and he will make them lazy to praise and worship the Lord.
Those who live in the battlefield must have a spirit, soul and body that are always ready. They cannot be weak or stop fighting in a battle because of the sounds of rifles, cries of people, explosions of bombs and etc. The same goes with us who live in this battlefield going against the power of darkness (Ephesians 6:12). We must be strong and we cannot give up; keep fighting the devil’s intimidation in the forms of sicknesses, division, financial difficulties and etc. Pray consistently (especially in tongues) and declare the Word of God diligently. If we do this daily, then any attack of the devil will be destroyed. Also, have a mentality of a conqueror; having authority and power is needed in a spiritual warfare.
Why are there God’s children who are victorious and some who are defeated in a spiritual warfare? The answer is the difference is one’s spiritual position and authority. These two things are determined by their prayer discipline, knowledge of the Word, conscience and holiness. If all of these factors are emphasized, then the devil will flee when we go against him.
Psalm 23:5 says, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil. My cup runs over.” This verse says how someone is able to enjoy the Lord’s goodness and go through life to its fullness even in the times of battle. Let us continue to increase our spiritual life so that we will always live victoriously, even in the battlefield.
Let’s arise and defeat the devil mightily. God bless.
hs/Publishing Team, IBC Church