Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Spiritual Warfare: The Battle Belongs to the Lord

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Spiritual Battle: The Battle Belongs to the Lord

Spiritual Warfare: The Battle Belongs to the Lord


You may not know it, but we are in a spiritual battle. The moment you gave your life to Christ you started this battle. The deeper you go in your walk with God the stronger the fight will be. Why? Because the devil doesn't want you to have anything to do with God. The enemy fights hard to keep you from following the truth. We are fighting an invisible war.

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 2 Corinthians 10:3 NIV

Christians fight a spiritual battle. We have a fight against evil rulers, evil people in authority, the demons, and any evil person plotting against us. We need to be ready for the spiritual battle by putting on the armor of God.

'For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.' Ephesians 6:12-13 NIV

We need to stand our ground and fight the good fight. When we fight it is important that we are ready and equipped. We need to be equipped with righteousness, the gospel, faith, salvation, and the word of God. We need to pray in the Spirit on all occasions. We always need to be alert and ready for battle because the battle won't end until we die.

It is important to stay in the word because if you know the truth you can fight the enemy with confidence and fight against deception. It is also important to pray against attacks.

Put on the full armor of GodThe armor of God:
'Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of
righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people.' Ephesians 6:14-18 NIV

We need to be careful not to sin because sin will wage war against our minds. We will be a prisoner to guilt and shame.

but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. Romans 7:23 NIV
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Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 1 Peter 2:11 NIV

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No weapon formed against me shall prosper. The devil is a liar.

The Spirit that God gave us gives us the power to help us fight the battle.

'For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.' 2 Timothy 1:7

When we are fighting the good fight, it is important to remember that God has already overcome the world and has already won the war. The enemy doesn't win, he wants our souls but he will not conquer, he will be defeated. The battle belongs to the Lord. Let the Lord fight your battles.

They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings--and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.  Revelation 17:14 NIV

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4 NIV

The victory belongs to Jesus. Jesus had victory over sin and death and we do too!

Are you prepared for war?

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6 comments:

  1. What a great reminder to stay in the Word! This is one of my goals this year.

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    1. That is a great goal to have. :) I'm praying for you to achieve your goal <3

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  2. Spiritual warfare is often minimized and ignored, but we must be more diligent and be on guard. Thanks for the article and the reminder to rely on the Spirit to help us in this battle.

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    1. Anne, Absolutely. We must always be on guard, watching always. Thank you for your comment. :)

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  3. Beautiful! I was thinking about Spiritual Walfare for some months now, so I’m glad I came across this post. Thank you!

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    1. I'm glad you came across my post. Thank you for reading. <3

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