Posts Tagged ‘spiritual warfare’

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“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 pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we TAKE CAPTIVE every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:4-6)

Dude, we cannot let the path of least resistance hijack our minds and souls.  We cannot be passive in our minds as our thoughts wander from distraction to distraction and stray thought to stray thought and random image to random image. VICTORY IN OUR MINDS AND LIVES WILL NOT JUST SORT OF HAPPEN BY DEFAULT WHILE WE SIT BACK AND WATCH!

Gotta fight.  Gotta resist.  Gotta regularly (throughout our day) re-connect with God and His Spirit and His Word, and our true, eternal mission.  Or pay the consequences.

“A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we DO NOT GIVE UP.” (Galatians 6:7-9)

 

 

obedience and humility - LOON WATCHMAN BLOG

There is a lot of talk about spiritual warfare these days (ie – warfare against demons and the kingdom of darkness).  And a lot of suggestions about how to wage spiritual war and what weapons to use.  I had a dream awhile back in which I am given a rifle that had two bullets in it — and in the dream, I am told that with these bullets I can hold off a lot of enemies.  The two bullets were humility and obedience.

Yes, things like targeted intercession and fasting can be very helpful in fighting against forces of darkness and extending the Kingdom of God — but we must never lose sight of how important and effective such “simple” (and profound) things as Godly character and obedience are.

Jesus, when He was referring to the devil, said “the ruler of the world is coming, and He has nothing in Me.” (John 14:30)  What He was saying is that there was no area of compromise in His heart or life that the enemy could use against Him.  And when we walk in humility and obedience to the Holy Spirit, our hearts are like strong towers that the enemy cannot penetrate.

“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:6-9)

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Wow. Sometimes you just gotta fight and scratch and claw your way through the oppression and confusion and not take no for an answer until God shows up! Yes, we succeed and are empowered by Grace — but our relationship to His Grace is not a passive one:

“The kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.” (Matthew 11:12)

“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” (Hebrews 10:36)

“Fight the good fight of the faith.” (1 Timothy 6:12)

“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” (1 Peter 5:8-9)

So fight and keep fighting!  Never give up!  If you never quit, you never lose!

And if you’ve quit already, now is a great time to repent and ask Him for forgiveness, so that you can be restored and moving forward again!  Today is the day for restoration and breakthrough!