Saturday, February 04, 2017

Spiritual Warfare

This writer has been waging spiritual war for some time now against the powers of darkness arrayed against us.  Why wage spiritual warfare?

1Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: 2But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. 3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

The spirits that operate against us here, and their human vessels have no problem whatsoever with waging war against us 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and at some point each of us should decide enough is enough and begin dishing out the spiritual warfare to those war against us.  How do we do that?

It starts with binding evil spirits and loosing the angels who serve our Lord Jesus Christ:

Matt 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

We add to that our spiritual armor:

Eph 6:10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For 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 places13Wherefore 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.14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Then we add to that individual requests such as this one:

Lord I pray that George Soros will be brought to justice for crimes against humanity.  Your Word says:

Prov 6:16These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Lord, this man is likely guilty of all 7 abominations listed above that he has committed against you and against all humanity.  So, I pray bringing you my faith and your Word that George Soros will be exposed and shut down.  Lord I combine my faith with each and every believer who prays this prayer with me according to your Word which says:

Matt 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

This spiritual warfare aspect of our walk is something the Spirit of the Lord impressed upon me coming into this year.  In case you haven't noticed, 2017 has been a year of warfare and we are only one full month into it.  It is time to start praying about everything.  Everything includes having our skies sprayed day and night to alter the earths weather and atmosphere (which is destroying it).  Why pray about that?  Its destroying our health and the earth at the same time.  Does the Lord have a problem with that?  Yep:

Rev 11:18 The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who revere your name, both great and small-- and for destroying those who destroy the earth."

How about all the companies (like Starbucks, CNN, Target, Campbells Soup and the list is growing exponentially by the day) that have taken an anti-Christian stand and are proud of it?  They are on the list too to go out of business:

Deut 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

Lev 20:13 "'If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

We do not wage war as this world does.  We war in the spirit.  Last time I checked there was a growing movement to arrest George Soros and CNN has ratings lower than some of the cartoon networks.  The prayer and the warfare works.  Please join with me in the spirit to do what we were called to do.  We are to pray day and night.  To what end?  To this end:

Luke 11:1And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
2And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
3Give us day by day our daily bread.
4And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

This ^^ , glory to God, is inevitable.  The enemy will lose this war.  What does it matter is you seemingly win all the battles but still lose the war?  We win this war (in the end) and to the victor go the spoils:

2 Thess 2:6And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

13But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth14Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
16Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,17Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

Rev 3:21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Notice with me the Word our Lord uses here:  overcome.  What does overcome mean?  Well to start with it implies there is a fight:

to get the better of in a struggle or conflict; conquer; defeat:

We are in a conflict, there is no doubt about that.  We are called to overcome and part of the way we do that is in spiritual warfare.  The Lord has given us everything we need to do what we were called to do (which includes warfare in the spirit):

2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

Those who wage war are called soldiers.  What has the Spirit of the Lord called us?

2 Tim 2:3  Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

grace and peace