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Divine Principles of Spiritual warfare (9)

 


Loved one in Christ Jesus, I believe you are growing in the strength of the Lord. This is lesson nine on my teachings, divine principles of spiritual warfare. Child of God, don’t play with spiritual laws because it works on the earth realm.

Many people live like slaves in this world because they have ignored the battle Satan and his cohorts are waging against them. Some people become hopeless and give up because they have failed to dominate the spiritual realm activities.

Whether you believe or not, if the altars in your family decide to fight you and you ignore because you are educated, wealthy or famous, you become a prisoner. I have realized in life that the devil is not a respecter of persons.

The fact that you are in the United States of America, Nigeria, Germany, South Africa, Mexico, India, or any other country does not exempt you from spiritual attacks. You may come from Ghana and migrate to Canada; the spiritual forces in Ghana can fight you in Canada because the distance is not a limitation in the spiritual realm.

Some people think when they travel outside their country, they will bypass the spiritual attacks in their family and country. Others believe by acquiring school degrees, Masters and PhD’s the devil will exempt them from spiritual attack.

Some people have the best educational certificates, yet they live in poverty, affliction and fear. You must understand that every country has special spiritual powers controlling the jurisdiction. In Africa, witchcraft is rampant. The witches in Africa love to kill, destroy and cause poverty. Most of the European countries' witches use their powers to control the government, build deadly weapons and promote ungodly programs.

Witchcraft is in categories and levels. The higher you climb up, the greater your wickedness. Witches, wizards, sorcerers, necromancers, Satanists, occult, and other agents of the devil desire to destroy humankind's race.

This is one reason I am writing this article to enable you to dominate their devices. Christ Jesus came to destroy the devil's works, and it is our responsibility to break all the devices of the enemy. Failure to study the principles of spiritual warfare makes you an imbecile in God's kingdom.

Do you know some people belonging to the kingdom of darkness fast occasionally to receive spiritual power? These wicked agents use these powers to fight the Christian believers. If you are ignorant of the devil’s devices, you will always fall prey to his traps.

I don’t want you to become a prisoner in the enemy’s kingdom. God wants you to live peacefully whiles the kingdom of darkness wants you to live in misery. If you don’t take responsibility, the kingdom of darkness will take advantage of you.

The kingdom of darkness knows that many Christians are ignorant of the enemy's devices. They know that many Christians cannot see into the spiritual realm, so they use this weakness to attack them.

In this article, I will use David and Goliath's lesson recorded in the Holy Scriptures to help you understand some divine principles in spiritual warfare.

David, the son of Jesse, was a shepherd to his father's sheep. He was the youngest among Jesse's children. David did something incredible, and I want to use David's strategy and how he defeated Goliath (symbol of the devil) to help you dominate the enemy's devices.

Goliath, a champion of the Philistine, boasted against Israel that he needed a man to fight. He was a man who fought from his youth, so he was an experienced warrior. This warrior insulted the God of Israel because King Saul and the Israelites were afraid to fight him.

 

And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the Philistines' armies, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them. 

And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid. 

1 Samuel 17:23-24 KJV

Goliath conquered king Saul and the Israelites through his words to the stage where all the men of Israel fled from the battleground and became terrified. We must understand that before the devil attacks, he speaks words to make us fearful.

The moment we become fearful, the devil dominates. The devil uses the spirit of fear to break our heart and make us hopeless. Fear is one of the greatest weapons of the enemy. The moment you allow fear to conquer you in the spiritual realm, you have lost the battle in the spirit.

The enemy can never dominate you until he uses the weapon of fear. If you allow the spirit of fear to conquer you in the spirit, you have given the enemy the license to dominate you and those connected to you. When Jesse, the son of Boaz, sent David to deliver some food to his brethren and Israelites, Eliab (David’s brother) tried to discourage David.

 

And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle. 

And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause? 

1 Samuel 17:28-29 KJV

Most often, the devil will use those closest to us to discourage us in the Lord. The devil can trigger your loved ones' emotions to fight you because he knows God has invested some power in you that can destroy his plans.

David did not allow the words of Eliab to destroy his faith. Child of God never allow the words of your loved ones to destroy your faith in the Lord. If you allow your loved ones' destructive words and criticism to destroy your faith, you cannot win the battle the Lord has set for you.

It takes a strong heart (boldness and courage) to stand with God. Your family and friends may humiliate, slander, insult and falsely accuse you because the devil can use them as instruments to destroy your faith.

The devil knows how words can affect our soul (desire, emotions, intellect and will). If you don’t conquer the destructive words of those around you with God’s Word, the devil has won. David stood firm in his faith. He believed in the power of God.

He did not allow the words of Goliath (the devil) to dominate his faith. David’s faith made king Saul believe that Goliath can be defeated. King Saul dressed David in a helmet of brass to cover his head, armour and armed him with a mail coat. 

David took off king Saul’s covering because he knew God was his protector, and secondly, he was not used to those protective shields. You must understand that God’s protection is above humankind’s security.

Sometimes I marvel when ministers of God uses bodyguards as a protection shield in their home and ministries. Servant of God, you don’t need security guards when facing the enemy because archangels are protecting you.

One angel is greater than the whole army of the USA, Ghana, China, India and any country you can think of. It took a night for an angel to kill the firstborn of every Egyptian.

Imagine the angel's swiftness as he moved about in Egypt, killing the firstborn of the Egyptians. The angel has to enter each house and search for the firstborn and search for the Egyptians' firstborn animals.

This should let you understand that God’s protection is enough on earth and in spiritual warfare. David reminded king Saul of God’s wonders in the bush. God gave David the strength to fight and kill lions and bears. The lion and the bear were symbols of Goliath and the Philistines.

God was preparing David for the battle. Child of God, don't be discouraged because you are going through some pain, rejection, and afflictions (Meditate on 2 Corinthians 11:25-28). God is training you for the battle. Without that preparation, you cannot defeat the Goliath on the way.

King Saul warned David of Goliath’s experience and ferocity, yet David did not give up. Sometimes some experienced people may warn you not to venture into the journey God has set for you because of their adventures.

Their experience may be true. What is God saying? Will you allow the experience of someone to destroy your faith in God's Word? King Saul looked at the height, strength and experience of Goliath, but David looked at the strength of the Lord.

The enemy may look stronger than you. You may find yourself in a situation all your hope and faith may be lost. The evidence may show you cannot get that job, marriage, favour, healing, financial support, and breakthrough.

Child of God, I have good news for you. God is above all. No problem or challenge is above Christ Jesus. Whiles others are complaining, look at God's greatness, power, mercy, love, and sovereignty.

The professional group may have finalized that there is no hope of recovery. The Judges may have passed the final judgment. The doctors may have signed your death certificate. The school authority may have written you off. The enemy may look stronger than you.

Never allow the strength of the enemy to destroy your faith. Conquer the evidence of the doctor, lawyer, politician, businessman, and boss with the Word (promises recorded in the Holy Scriptures) because that is our source of strength. Conquer the spirit of fear with faith because, with God, all things are possible.

It may be impossible with men, but with God, all things are possible (See Matthew 19:26, Mark 10:27). The enemy's evidence may outnumber your proof. Hold unto the Word because nothing can break the Word of God. 

Maybe you have lost all hope because everyone has given up on you; the Word will never fail you. If you don’t take hold of God’s Word, you open the door for the enemy to attack. 

 

And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.

1 Samuel 17:40 KJV

David took his staff and five smooth stones. David took Jesus in his heart. Jesus represents the five stones. David faced the Philistine with Jesus. Anytime you enter into spiritual battle, make sure Jesus is with you. Entering the battlefield without Jesus is suicidal.

 

And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him. 

And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance. 

1 Samuel 17:41-42 KJV

Goliath despised David because he was a young man. The enemy may despise you because of your age, family, educational level, country, tribe, financial status, and structure. Don’t allow the mockery of the enemy to limit your faith in God.

Anytime the devil and his minions attack your mind, there are paving a way to defeat you in the Spirit. Don’t allow the rejection, mockery, false accusations, and gossip to trigger you to sin because it is a trap.

Many Christians fall prey when the enemy attacks them through words. They respond with insults and other offensive words and become slaves in the enemy’s prison. Guard your heart with God’s Word.

Train your spirit and soul to a stage; the insults, slander, mockery, false accusation, humiliation and abuses of the enemy will not trigger you to sin. The moment you reply to the enemy with insults, he has conquered you in the spirit.

 

And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 

And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field. 

1 Samuel 17:43-44 KJV

Goliath cursed David by his gods. This means Goliath wins his battles with the help of his gods. These gods were wicked demons who defended the Philistines in warfare. Child of God, never joke with curses because it works.

Curses are one of the greatest weapons the enemy uses against Christians. Some people imagine curses in their heart. Some write their curses. Some pronounce curses on materials.

Others visit evil traditional priest, witches, sorcerers, wizards, necromancers, Satanists, and other strange forces to enable these wicked agents issue curses on people, so be mindful of curses in life.

Goliath knew the power of curses, so he dominated the victory in the spiritual realm by cursing David with his gods.  Goliath decreed that he will give David's flesh to the fowls of the air and the beast of the field. David knew the power of words, so he countered the curses of Goliath by these statements.

 

Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. 

This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD's, and he will give you into our hands. 

1 Samuel 17:45-47 KJV

David decreed that he is coming against Goliath and the gods of the Philistine with the LORD of the host. David decreed victory in the spiritual realm. He prophesied that he would kill Goliath, cut his head, and deliver the lifeless body of Goliath to the fowls of the air and the wild beast of the earth.

David activated God's elements (earth, air, water, and fire) to attack Goliath and the gods of the Philistines when he mentioned the LORD Of host in the battle. David faced Goliath with the God of Israel and not by his strength. Never enter spiritual warfare by your strength, or else God cannot fight for you.

Anytime you enter into spiritual warfare, overturn the curses of satanic agents and command the elements of God to attack forces of darkness.

Failure to speak into the atmosphere makes you vulnerable in the spiritual realm. If David failed to call on God in the battle, the curses of Goliath and gods of the Philistine would overshadow David. Until you win the battle in the spiritual realm, you can never experience victory in the earth realm.

Anytime you are about to enter into a contract, spiritual battleground, city, ministry, business, career, school, marriage, and friendship, take dominion in the spiritual realm before taking action in the earth realm.

To be continued…




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