“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.” (Ephesians 6:12 NIV)
Remember, it is an already won battle that Jesus fought for believers many years ago. There are four things we need to do when we are battling spiritual warfare in our lives: firstly, you have to acknowledge the adversary. Satan is real (1 Peter 5:8-9). Why would God send his Son to fight what does not exist? The Bible says in 1 John 3:8, “The Son of God came to destroy these works of the Devil” (NLT). When you’re being attacked, it’s proof that you’re a believer. The more you make an impact for God, the more the Devil is going to fight you. You never outgrow it; it just gets more intense but your victory is surer per level.
Secondly, accept God-given authority. Most believers are ignorant about the authority they have to use against the Devil. Matthew 28:18-19 says we have all authority in heaven and earth. Then Jesus says, “Therefore go and make disciples” (NIV). He transfers the authority to you and me. He does that because He’s given us a specific mission (2 Corinthians 5:20).
Thirdly, put on God’s armor. When Paul wrote about the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:11-17), he was in prison chained to a Roman guard. Paul used the Roman centurion as a model for spiritual armor. Paul says, just as the Roman soldier is properly dressed to do battle, we also need to be dressed for battle. For instance, I will often pray, “Lord, I put on the helmet of salvation that will protect me from the thoughts the Devil will try to give me. I don’t want to think the Devil’s thoughts. I don’t want to think my thoughts. I want to think your thoughts, so that that I may be a voice for you. I put on the belt of truth. Lord, I want to share the truth, not falsehood. I want to lead people into righteousness.”
Lastly for now, Aim the artillery. The battlefield for spiritual warfare is primarily in your thought life (2 Corinthians 10:4-5). The weapons God gives us to use demolish arguments are humility, faith, truth, and praise. Take every thought captive!
Keep these in perspective as you put up a fight for your inheritance all through this month.
SAY THIS PRAYER
Lord, I thank You for Your sacrifices and for getting the victory for us. I command a release of Angelic forces as I appropriate my victory in Jesus name!
Every stubborn demon contending with your inheritance, give way now in Jesus name!
I came with my mum for an anointing service and papa anointed us for favour. When we got home, one of my uncles that forgot about us called me and asked me what I want him to do for him. I said “nothing”. He asked for my account number and he paid in a huge amount of money for me. Thank God!
– Faith O. [Orlu]
(You are next in line for a testimony!)
[*Use the “30 days of Total Victory” prayer book to pray]