Since I opened The Sacred place of God's Grace, I have taught a lot about the spiritual realm around us. Yes, I am a firm believer in Jesus and His Angels, but I also know that there is a devil and demons that war over our soul everyday. I firmly believe we must fight a daily battle for our soul when we have a true born again experience with the Holy Spirit. Yes, I believe we are in a spiritual war with the unseen forces around us. An all out attack is proof that have been targeted spiritually because we are God's chosen ones. The enemy will pull out all stops to break our will. He knows once he does that, we are that much closer to taking drastic measures into his own hands to ensure our destruction. If we are a real Christian that has been sitting idly by in life, the enemy has you exactly where He wants you. You are not advancing to the front-line to make war against him and his demons because you are not a threat to the kingdom of darkness.
A evil person that hates God or one that doesn't serve Christ 100 % can be used by the devil....a unbelieving spouse, a mom, or dad, or even child. They have to renounce the hidden deeds of darkness. It can seem like it is the person attacking us but it's the devil who is attacking us because of the unrepentant heart or the stony calloused heart of that family member. Satan's hate burns deep. He loves to cause anger, separation, unforgiveness, bitterness and grudges and yes, even divorce.
What are the weapons of our warfare? For though we live in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh, since the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments and every high-minded thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive to obey Christ. 2 Cor. 10:3-5 HCSB
1 Peter 5:8 in the NKJV tells us to be sober, and vigilant; your adversary the devil walks about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by the brothers and sisters in the faith that are in this world. We must be vigilant and sober-minded. meaning that our mind is the battlefield where all the warfare is waged. Remember the old saying that "An idle mind is the devils workshop?" There is more truth in that than we realize. What I am saying is that our minds can be very unproductive and distracted and zone out to everything around us. Just like a person when they are drunk! I Cor. 15:34 in the Amplified says, "Be sober-minded [be sensible, wake up from your spiritual stupor] as you ought, and stop sinning..." We have the power to overcome any temptation. you must weigh it out and judge that it is a sin before God if you yield unto it. You must say to yourself, "Will this glorify God if I give into this temptation?" A sin is not a sin until you yield to the temptation. A lot of demonic activity comes upon us from unconfessed sin. Its a wicked cycle that will develop into a stronghold in your life that you will be unable to control. For a long time, I had so much crap racing in my mind, I didn't think deliverance was possible for me, I actually thought I was possessed by demons and nothing could help me! I believed that lie from the devil!! My mind had to be quiet...get quiet and peaceful and stay that way. I am talking about that "abiding in the presence of God in worship quietness," kind of quietness and peace and sernity by being on the mountain top with GOD!!!!!
I know alot of people are against taking medicine, but it has helped my mental state of mind by taking it. I can overcome by the power and blood of Christ, but the mind can be a powerful and wild, we have to tame it with what ever weapon that God gives us! I am a overcomer, but I may always take medicine, the Lord Jesus rebuke me if I am wrong!!
Therefore, submit to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded people! James 4:7-8 HCSB
There is a time to advance in our armor and verbally bind the devil and his minions demanding them to leave us alone. and there is a time to diligently standfirm, steadfast in the faith that you are called to. There is also a time to retreat from temptations. (the bible says to flee from sexuality immorality -- 1 Cor. 6:18)
When we make that decision to let Jesus into our heart, the arch-enemy Lucifer sets a all point bulletin out for all the demons of hell to attack our lives. I believe he has tricks and schemes (a plan and purpose) for the kind of destruction for us, and he uses his demons to attempt to bring it to pass. It is so very important to be 'prayed up.' It is important to get prayer and to get other saints of God to pray for you, and to get spiritual counsel, deliverance ministry.
I believe every physical attack on our lives starts on a spiritual level. We can be attacked on many different levels that manifests a physical attack:
1. Our Spirit will be attacked--Attacked from the inside out.
2. Unconfessed sins that fester in the dark places of our heart.
3. Mentally--mind, depression, worry, stress, anguish
4. Emotionally--through our anger and hostility, rage
4, Eternal security--our salvation
6. Right standing for God
7. Past sins--even if you have been forgiven
8. Serving God--bible reading, praying, and ministering to the saints
9. The gospel message, satan doesnt want you to share the word of your testimony.
5. Financial attacks---not trusting God, not tithing, work related
6. Marriage--infidelity, communication, adultery
7. Children--rebellion, backsliding, running from God.
Not only should we be adorned with spiritual armor, (clothed in Christ) we should take up weapons of our warfare. The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy, Jesus has come that we can have the abundant life by His Spirit living in our heart.
As a young Christian, I didnt know or comprehend the biblical concept of spiritual authority. I was not taught to fight. I had to come to a spiritual realization that the devil wanted to destroy and stomp out my life and my salvation...my light.
I pray that this ministers to you. This is long winded I know, but needed to be said. If you need prayer do not hesitate to leave me a comment in the comment section. You can use the anonymous, and leave your name or not.