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.
The government and health officials are telling us that this upcoming week will be the worst as far as deaths from the Coronavirus. This week is also the week of Passover. Is that a coincidence?
“ And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.“
– Exodus 12:22-23
During the Passover, the angel of death was going throughout the land. The people of God were commanded to make a sacrifice and stay within their homes until the plague had passed. God tells His people that when He sees the blood on the doorpost, the Lord will not allow the destroyer to go into their homes.
What’s The Sacrifice?
Every person is in a different season of their life. Therefore, the sacrifice will differ from household to household. Here are some of the potential cases that call for sacrifice:
- People who were too distracted by their work to worship God.
- Those who put church services and religious works over their relationship with God.
- People who were neglecting their families.
- Those who put their families in the position of God over their lives.
- Idols can appear in all shapes and sizes: money, material items, selfishness, work, families, and anything else that takes the place of God.
During this time, tear down any idols in your life and seek God like never before.
Is there anything in your life that you’ve been neglecting? Now is the time to make it right and get started in the right direction.
After The Plague
When the plague was lifted from Egypt, God’s people started their journey to the Promised Land. I believe after this time of sacrifice and sickness, the people of God will rise and be ready to begin a revival. God is sifting the wheat and separating His chosen from those who are called.
Don’t miss what God is going to do through all this. Do not be overcome with fear and watch for what the Lord is going to do.
God bless you all and be safe!
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
At the beginning of the book of Genesis, it tells the story of how God created the earth. Not only does it speak about God’s creations, but also the fall of mankind that we still see the effects of today. The setting takes place in the garden of Eden, with God as the main character. He then created a man, then a woman in His likeness. From there, we find out what they did with the freedoms that God had given them.
Genesis Chapter 1
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. Read more
The word treasure is used multiple times in the Bible. That’s why I wanted to look up what the word treasure means in Hebrew and Greek.
All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”
– Matthew 13:44
What Does The Word ‘Treasure’ Mean In Hebrew?
genaz- treasury storeroom.
matmown- secret storehouse; hidden riches
mickenah- storage-magazine. Read more
The word transgression is used many times in the Bible. That’s why I wanted to look up the definition of the word transgression in Hebrew and Greek.
All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.
What Does The Word ‘Transgression’ Mean In Hebrew?
ma’al- treacherous act; trespass; unfaithful.
Most of the times this word is used, it supports the idea of faithlessness. It’s an act that’s done by a person who knows better, but for selfish motives, does the wrong thing.
“Moreover all the articles which King Ahaz in his reign had cast aside in his transgression we have prepared and sanctified; and there they are, before the altar of the Lord.”
– 2 Chronicles 29:19
pasha- to break away from authority; rebel. Read more