At the exact point of salvation, YOU were GIVEN all the POWER and AUTHORITY of God you will ever need to contend with and resist, triumphing over the forces of darkness to defeat them with the power of the CROSS...you don't have to waste time trying work it up in your flesh...YOU ALREADY HAVE the ability to stomp out the devil and his minions through Jesus' death and resurrection...The Gospel of Grace!!!
When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities [those supernatural forces of evil operating against us], He made a public example of them [exhibiting them as captives in His triumphal procession], having triumphed over them through the cross. Colossians 2:14-16 AMP
The devil would love to see your destruction. This scripture is a big truth to some of you...satan does NOT want you to know how to use the Gospel message to defeat him...He wants to run you over and ship you to the wrecking yard. He wants to beat you up and hurt you to the point that you do not care anymore about being a Christian.
The enemy of your soul wants you to blame God, and thus live miserable, defeated and useless in the Kingdom of Light. How do I know this? For one, I experienced it first hand...all this I write about is not in vain, I want to HELP YOU not to take the same path I did. I have had several mental breakdowns since 1986....I had to learn the hard way....satan only thought I would take my life....
The word says that the devil's scheme is to steal, kill and destroy. The word say he is our enemy, that doesn't want us to wake up to the truth and never sober up to the truth that is plainly inspired by the Holy Spirit in the Bible.
I wish I had been able to read something like this in 1982 when I gave my soul to Jesus. I just could not see it within MYSELF. It doesnt come from your body..you are not superman of the soul....It all comes from your spiritman, you have to put to death the deeds of flesh....and, for your information just because you dont feel it doesnt mean it isn't there!!!Maybe you are young in the Lord and going through this same ordeal....if so, you must wake up and fight the fight because satan's intent is to kill your soul....
Satan becomes YOUR lifelong enemy when you are born again, and NOT YOUR BUDDY!!! He doesn't want you to find or figure out that the victorious freedom in the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit is inside you!!!
He wants to be your friend alright.... HE wants to use you to his advantage I did not know that. HE wants to use you to bring others down into the gutter...
Somehow I thought that everything would be like walking through a bed of roses. I thought it would be easy to live like there is no tomorrow. I thought I could live like I wanted and go to church (or not go to church) and everything would be okay. I was very naive and did not know these things that are very important in the life of a victorious Spirit-led believer....
Satan does NOT care, he unleashes his hounds of hell upon you to get you to end it all. and He would make me think that he could run over and bully me into whatever he wanted to do. I did not know any better.
Do you know any better after reading this post? I really hope and pray that these words make some impact on your walk in Christ...The enemy of your soul wants you to stay ignorant of His schemes to turn you away from the Cross.
We were given all the armor at the point of salvation...we need to be proactive in our walk in Christ and stand firm against the forces that would like to drag you through the dirt. In Jesus' death and resurrection, we were given everything we will ever need in fighting the forces of darkness. We are equipped with all our weapons of war to stop the enemies in his tracks.
All the armor you need is at the Cross, Jesus is standing there waiting to suit you up. Every piece of His armor has tracings of the Cross in it....from your head to your feet.
10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him] and in the power of His [boundless] might. 11 Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places. 13 Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]. 14 So stand firm and hold your ground, having [b]tightened the wide band of truth (personal integrity, moral courage) around your waist and having put on the breastplate of righteousness (an upright heart), 15 and having [c]strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news]. 16 Above all, lift up the [protective] [d]shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.
18 With all prayer and petition pray [with specific requests] at all times [on every occasion and in every season] in the Spirit, and with this in view, stay alert with all perseverance and petition [interceding in prayer] for all [e]God’s people. 19 And pray for me, that words may be given to me when I open my mouth, to proclaim boldly the mystery of the good news [of salvation], 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. And pray that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly and courageously, as I should. Ephesians 6:10-20