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Divine Principles of Spiritual Warfare (8)

 


Loved one in Christ Jesus, I believe you are growing in the strength of the Lord. The atmosphere we find ourselves in is not suitable for carnality because the kingdom of darkness is working tirelessly to limit God’s kingdom on earth.

I assure you by God’s grace, wisdom, power and understanding that nothing can stop the church because our Saviour and Lord Christ Jesus have overcome the kingdom of darkness. It's our mandate as Christian believers to take responsibility because God and His angels cannot do something we are supposed to do.

God has given us His Word so we can know His mind in every situation we find ourselves. He has given us the Holy Spirit as a Guide, Teacher, Comforter, Prophet, Judge, Father and Intercessor so we will not perish in the evil day.

The rate at which the kingdom of darkness works to destroy the church is unbelievable. Ask the Holy Spirit to open and sharpen your spiritual senses to enable you to discern the spiritual realm's activities because it is dangerous to be ignorant of the spiritual realm activities.

I have realized in my spiritual life that the kingdom of darkness strictly monitors us all the time. As soon as we switch off from the faith realm, they attack us with all their strength. I am writing to you from my spiritual experience.

The rate at which the kingdom of darkness desires to destroy and distract us from God’s path is incredible. It's God's grace, mercies and love that protect us from the enemy's attacks. The moment you enter the realm of the devil and his minions, they stab you with all their might.

I know what I am writing to you because the devil and his minions have attacked me several times. If you are a labourer in the kingdom of God, yours is worst. This is one reason I encourage labourers in the vineyard to be watchful in their spiritual life because Satan and cohorts continuously monitor us to break us from the path of God.

In the letters of Apostle Paul to the church in Ephesus, he writes,

 

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 

Ephesians 6:10 KJV

Apostle Paul never wrote to the church to be strong in their marriage, education, country, business, secret bank account, family, and job. Paul wrote that we should be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might, which means the best way to stay strong in our Christian life is to remain active in the things of God. Know these truths.

  • Being strong in the Lord means we depend on the Holy Spirit for direction.
  • Being strong in the Lord means we put all our hope and faith in God’s Word.
  • Being strong in the Lord means we value and follow the principles of God’s Word.
  • Being strong in the Lord means we obey the Holy Scriptures from our heart and in our deeds.
  • Being strong in the Lord means, we uplift Christ Jesus banner above the world and the devil's flag.
  • Being strong in the Lord means we embark on fasting, praying, and soaking into spiritual songs.
  • Being strong in the Lord means we don’t allow the devices and fiery darts of the enemy destroy our faith in the Lord.
  • Being strong in the Lord and in the power of his might means we believe with all our heart that nothing in the spiritual and earth realm can destroy us because Christ Jesus is above every power and authority.
  • Being strong in the Lord and in the power of his might means we believe the one that lives in us is greater than the one in this world.
  • Being strong in the Lord and in the power of his might means we believe every promise recorded in the Holy Scriptures will work in our life despite the circumstance.
  • Being strong in the Lord and in the power of his might means we believe Christ Jesus holds the whole world in His hand.
  • Being strong in the Lord means we don’t fear death and that nothing can stop us from following Christ Jesus.

If you are not strong in the Lord, you cannot stand the arrows of the enemy. Build yourself to the stage where nothing in this world can stop you from loving Christ Jesus and the church. Some people become depressed and give up on Christ Jesus and the church because of the attacks that come their way.

Such people are not strong in the Lord. If you don’t want to become a prisoner in the kingdom of darkness, build your spiritual muscles. Some Christians live to eat; meanwhile, Jesus said, man, shall not live by bread alone. These Christians don’t have any spiritual strength because their spirit is weak, blind and miserable.

They starve their spirit and soul so anytime the devil and his minions fire the arrows of fear, confusion, jealousy, death, anger, pride, sickness, and other deadly weapons at them, they become prisoners. Many people live in the spiritual cage of the enemy because they are not strong in the Lord.

Some Christians are in bondage (strong chains) and living as slaves in the kingdom of darkness because they are weak in the Spirit. One thing about the devil and his minions is that they know strong and weak people in the Lord. You must put on God’s armour because we are at war in the spiritual realm.

 

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Ephesians 6:11 KJV

I believe you have now understood why Apostle Paul wrote to the church that we must put on the whole armour of God. The reason for this armour is to protect ourselves against the cunning arts, craftiness, deceit and trickery of the enemy.

The devil is a murderer, liar and trickster. It is the nature of the devil to deceive, lie, oppose, slander, accuse, destroy, and kill God’s creatures and children. Failure to put on the whole armour of God makes you a target of the enemy.

Paul writes that we must put on the whole armour of God, which means a Christian believer can put on some armour of God and ignore some. Failure to put on God's full armour makes you vulnerable in the spiritual realm because there is a different department in the kingdom of darkness that fights specific Christians. Each department has specialities in the spiritual attack; therefore, failure to put on God's whole armour makes you a different department candidate. Paul writes that,

 

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 

Ephesians 6:12-13 KJV

We (Christian believers) fight against these spiritual forces.

1. Principalities: These spiritual forces operate in specified jurisdiction in the spiritual realm;they act as kings, prince, and queens in the realms of the spirit.

2. Powers: These spiritual forces control leaders, organizations, businesses, countries, cities, villages, and make decisions.

3. Rulers of the darkness of this world: These spiritual forces open the door for every evil to flourish on the earth realm and act as the human agents for the devil.

4. Spiritual wickedness in high places: These spiritual forces enforce all the enemy's plans and monitor humankind's activities.

You can get my book, How to Break the enemy's stronghold for a more profound revelation. Apostle Paul further writes that we must take the whole armour of God so that we can withstand in the evil day.

This means there is an evil day awaiting every Christian, and the best way to stand this evil day is put on the whole armour, not some armour of God. The question is, what is this evil day?

  • The evil day can be the day of temptation.
  • The evil day can be the day of affliction.
  • The evil day can be the day of accusation.
  • The evil day can be the day your loved ones will reject you.
  • The evil day can be the day on your sickbed.
  • The evil day can be the day of confusion.
  • The evil day can the day of hardship.
  • The evil day can be the day you desire to sin with all your heart.
  • The evil day can be the day you unconsciously or mistakenly offend the enemy.
  • The evil day can be the day when you feel like giving up on Christ Jesus.
  • The evil day can be the day when the world begins to attack your faith in Christ Jesus.
  • The evil day can be the day when you don’t know what to do with your life.
  • The evil day can be the day when you feel like committing suicide.

Failure to put on the whole armour of God puts your life and those connected to you in great danger in the evil day.  Paul further describes these spiritual armours.


The Spiritual armour of Christian believers in spiritual warfare.

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 

And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 

Ephesians 6:14-17 KJV

1. Truth:This spiritual armour has to do with our faithfulness with God’s Word, the church and how we deal with the world.

2. Breastplate of righteousness: This spiritual armour comes upon a believer when he truly repents, confesses and accepts Christ Jesus and His Saviour and Lord of his life, lives according to the principles of God’s Word and walk on the path of the Holy Spirit.

3. Gospel of peace: This spiritual armour comes upon a believer when he dedicates himself to be a labourer in the church or wherever he finds himself, and win and establish souls in the kingdom of God from his heart.

4. Shield of faith:  This spiritual armour comes upon a believer when he puts all his hope and trust in God’s Word despite the circumstance.

5. Helmet of salvation: This spiritual armour comes upon a believer when he truly becomes born again. The Holy Spirit protects the believer's mindset and influences him to follow the Word and reject the devil's deceptions and minions.

6. Sword of the spirit: This spiritual armour becomes active when the believer confesses, decrees and acts on the promises recorded in the living Word.

You can get my book, How to Walk and Live in the Spirit for a more profound revelation. God gave us these spiritual armours because He knows we are in a spiritual battle. Child of God, take responsibility because God and His angels cannot perform a duty He has commanded us to do.

To be continued...




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