The little girl was about 3 and shy, when someone ‘new’ tried to strike up a conversation she would put her little hands over her eyes, in her way of thinking; “if I cover MY eyes then THEY can’t see me”.
Is that the mentality of most Christians today when it comes to spiritual warfare? I think it is. Just like the ostrich that sinks its’ head in the sand when the adversary approaches and the childish act of covering the eyes clearly believing they won’t be seen, well sadly that is most Christians. Not all but most.
The Bible clearly gives us instructions and guidance on spiritual warfare. One scripture says that Satan goes about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, another says, ‘put on the whole armor of God as to resist the whiles of the devil’. I could fill page after page of scriptures about what WE are to do as Christians to fight the enemy for ourselves. But what do we do? What do we do when the enemy comes in like a flood? What do we do when it feels that all Hell has been turned against us?
What do we do?
As a Christian you have been given the power to use the name of Jesus to defeat every enemy that you have. You have been given the Word of God, which is the Bible, and every word in it has power because it is real, it is holy and it is truth.
If you don’t know a scripture to quote, let me give you one. In John 10:10 the verse is: ‘The thief comes but to kill, steal and destroy, but I (this is Jesus speaking) have come that you have life and life more abundantly’. So you say, “Thief, who has come to kill, steal and destroy me I command you in the name of Jesus to leave me now. I am a child of the most high God and I have been given the name of Jesus to use against you. Also I have the blood of Jesus applied to my life because Jesus died on the cross, shed his blood so that I can be born again, become a child of God and have eternal life so therefore you have NO authority or power over me, leave me now!”.
It helps to memorize those words but if you can’t quote them, then read them out loud to your enemy. Shout them if you have too. Until you feel the heaviness of the situation is gone, I would keep right on speaking these words if you have to say them every day, do it!!!
Remember you are going to have difficulties, you are going to have thoughts come at you, at times you are going to feel discouraged but the great news is that you can say the Word of God and your situation will change. Don’t accept bad times and think there is no way out; pray to God and speak out to the enemy to leave you alone.
Don’t be intimated by the words ‘spiritual warfare’, it doesn’t mean you are going to cast demons out of someone (unless that is your God given calling) it means that you have authority to speak the Word of God over your life. It means that the enemy has to leave your situation when you use the name of Jesus.
I pray that you understand this writing. I pray that you will have the words to say and that you are strong. I am praying for you today.