The spiritual war we face is very real. The enemies of the church are constantly working day and night to try to hinder God’s work. It’s extremely critical that we remain focused and vigilant so that we can catch them before they have the opportunity to do lasting damage to our purpose and life in Christ. In this post, we’re going to take a look at 5 of Satan’s goals against the church.
All scriptures are taken from the NKJV unless otherwise noted.
Satan Desires To Keep You From Revelation Of The Word
“And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts.”
– Mark 4:15
Have you ever had moments during reading the Bible that you completely forget what you’ve just read? That’s no accident. The enemy is very deliberate in trying to get us to forget and lose the Words of God that we have just received. The reason for that is because the Word of God is what will change us and transform our lives. Read more
Make no mistake, the war we’re in is very real. Although invisible, this war is one of the most crucial things we must partake in as a believer of Christ. We cannot allow the enemy to gain territory into our lives and must fight the good fight of faith. That being said, here are 5 necessities to win in spiritual warfare.
#1. Submit to God and His ways.
“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
– James 4:7
Submitting yourself to God can be one of the most difficult things for a person to do. It’s what happened in the garden of Gethsemane. Jesus was pleading with God to remove the cup He was about to endure from Him. Yet, He submitted to God and said, “Not My will, but Yours be done.”
We must come to that point in our walk with God if we want to be successful in fighting against the spiritual powers of the kingdom of darkness. There are many reasons for this:
- We have to fight the way God tells us to.
- As believers, we must obey His word and stay as far away from sin as possible.
- We have to believe the Word of God and apply it.
After my first encounter with a demon, I must admit I backslid a little. To be honest, I was absolutely terrified of seeing something like that again. I dealt with spiritual attacks afterward for quite a while and just wanted it all to go away.
However, years later began studying spiritual warfare in-depth and learned more about demons and how the devil operates. Not only that, but I had a true revelation about the scripture that says: “He who is in you is greater than He who is in the world.”
Not only did I realize the intensity of the spiritual situation we’re in, but I finally submitted to God and said, “Okay.”
After spending a good amount of time studying, I must admit I’m not afraid of demons anymore. Also, I began to notice demonic activity even among Christians. It’s a troubling thing to see, but if people don’t know the enemy and his tactics, they will fall to be his prey.
All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked. Read more