Saturday, September 22, 2018

Our Enemies

Eph 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 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.

The Lord impressed this servant with an important thought this morning:

Our spiritual enemies do not take breaks.  They do not take the day off.  They attack us morning, noon and night whether we pray or not.  What happens when the enemy is attacking us continually and we fail to pray for even one day?  We start losing ground to the enemy.  The longer they attack and we fail to pray the more ground they gain.

Whats the important lesson here?  We need to pray continually as the Lord instructed us to wage war on the enemy the way they wage war on us.  We need to bind and loose.  Bind the enemy, loose the angels who serve our Lord.  Pray about all things at all times.  There are no coincidences in the life of a believer.  We are at war, when you feel like you are being attacked or pressured its not your imagination.  You are being attacked and pressured by the enemy.

I thank the Lord that He has given us insight into why He told us to do what He told us to do.  In recent months it appears the attacks and pressure by the enemy has picked up.  The answer to the enemy's attacks is for us to put on the full armor of God and stand according to the Lord's instruction in Eph 6.

Eph 6:13 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.

What does the Lord mean "after you have done everything"?  It means do everything He told us to do which includes prayer, binding and loosing

Matt 16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

If we are in a spiritual war, and belong to a spiritual kingdom serving a God who is spirit and an enemy who is spirit what do you think we should be loosing and binding?  Spirits.

If we do not fight back (spiritually), the enemy does not care, they continue to attack.  They have no mercy, no compassion just hatred toward all mankind.  This should motivate you as it has motivated me to increase our attention to regular prayer.  I don't like being attacked, neither should you.  Our God told us how to deal with that problem.  Lets deal with it.

2 Cor 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds

grace and peace