Advancing the Conversation of Jesus
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So, the logical flow within the spiritual warfare is like this. FIRST-COUNT ON YOUR STRENGTH COMING FROM THE LORD, HIMSELF. If you’re not fighting in His strength, you don’t have a prayer!
SECOND-PUT ON YOUR SPIRITUAL ARMOR BY IMMERSING YOURSELF IN THE WORD OF GOD. Since so much of the warfare is a mind game, spend more time with the Word of God-living and written. Remember, the best defense against the counterfeit is to know the genuine very well.
THIRD-NOW YOU WILL BE ABLE TO RESIST THE DEVIL AND HIS DEMONS. It’s a simple two-step process: 1) Submit your life and will over to God and 2) Resist the Devil and his demons. The result? The Devil will flee from you!
One of the things that is so important to consider here is that the spiritual warfare is not something rare or spooky that only happens to some, but not to many. The truth is the spiritual warfare is being waged over your life each and every day. As soon as you declare your allegiance to Jesus, you can count on being thrust into battle. This is why it is not always a “bed of roses” to be walking with and following Jesus. We are in a battle and we must prepare ourselves, put on the armor and plan on having to resist the evil that rises up against us.
Note the last part of Ephesians 6: With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints. Why are we to pay attention and pray for all of the other followers of Jesus? It’s because we are all in this war-the battle for the souls of men and women.
So, the devil and his demons are constantly waging war against you. If that was the end of the story, then you would be gripped with fear and be living without hope. BUT GOD, has made it possible for us to resist the devil and his pesky followers. Resisting is all about walking in the power of the Lord Jesus, putting on the full armor which is the Lord Jesus and then you can stand against the evil one in His name-the matchless name of Jesus. He and only He is the one who can protect you in this warfare.