God is the creator of everything that has ever existed, love, and our protector
against all things evil. 1 Corinthians 15:57 says “But thanks be to God, who gives us the
victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” I know some days, it just doesn’t feel like that.
A secret tip about spiritual warfare is knowing one of Satan’s easiest tricks. He is not the
creator, therefore he cannot create anything new. He uses what is already there and
manipulates it. He knows how to turn your insecurities, anxieties, and depression.. But
God promises to be our strength and protector.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 “But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from
the evil one.”
1 Peter 5:8-9 “Stay Alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around
like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be
strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going
through the same kind of suffering you are.”
The key weapon in spiritual warfare is to accept Jesus and then to receive the Holy
Spirit. The Holy Spirit is your direct communication with God. The Holy Spirit will give
you a spiritual eye into the world that cannot be seen.
2 Corinthians 10:4-6 “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On
the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments
and every potential that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take
captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish
every act of disobedience, one your obedience is complete.”
Strongholds are the very things that can wreck your whole day. It is something that
has affected your way of thinking..negatively. They can be getting stuck in traffic when
you are in a hurry, alcohol, food, or insults. The devil uses whatever stronghold you
have to manipulate your way of thinking. He has studied you knowing exactly what he
needs to do to make you unravel.
But, Oh my Goodness…God is so good!! In that verse He tells exactly how to demolish Satan’s evil schemes. He says to take captive what Jesus thinks of you. Believe only that!! Then be obedient to God’s word. We need to read God’s word about what He believes us to be then do as He says and resist what the devil is trying to do.
James 4:7 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
Psalm 136:26 “O, give thanks to the God of heaven, for his mercy endures for ever.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever
believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
1 John 4:7-8 “Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God; and every one that
loves is born of God and knows God. He that loves not knows not God; for God is love.”
The Bible tells us who Christ is, who we are, and what we are to do. I challenge you
to look into the mirror. But, don’t look at the messy hair or the zit on the tip of your
nose. Look into your own eyes. Ask God to show you how He sees you. When you can
see the love God has for you…the devil will have nothing. In that love, there is authority
that comes with it. This is where you turn into one of God’s warriors as He has called
you to be. But, armor up!
God has given us the authority to cast out demons. And I promise you that the devil
doesn’t like it that I just told you that. Therefore, I now declare that (Isaiah 54:17) no
weapon that is formed against you will prevail…