Ephesians 6:12(Amp) For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.
God has been nudging me for a couple of weeks regarding the following:
Know your Enemy… I’m adding right here, that for many years… one of my favorite phrases was, Yes, satan is alive and well on planet earth, but I KNOW IN WHOM I HAVE BELIEVED, AND I KNOW HE IS ABLE…
I got caught off guard at some point in the last few years. I let down my guard, my dirty dog dare you stance on my Heavenly Fathers Word.
God has been reminding me in strong words that it’s time to get back to what I know to be true. Gods Word trumps all things! But we must be faithful to put that Word into our mouth, our mind, our heart, and spirit There was a time that I did that faithfully. Time to get back to where our battles are won. Back to faith, prayer, and Gods Word before all else. That’s where our battles are won. That’s where we find our victory in every area of our life and ministry.
As for me and my house (Tribe), we shall serve God.
God is not my enemy!
Family is not my enemy!
People are not my enemy!
Our enemy is satan, but God has given us the tools to beat him at every point, at every stronghold, at every lie of the enemy, satan. God wants us to know our enemy…. satan. But again I say, “I know in whom I have believed and I know HE is able to rescue us from satans strongholds, satans traps, satans lies. Yes, satan and his demonic followers like to whisper lies and put fear in our minds. If we begin to dwell on those lies and fears, we can begin to believe them to the point they become a part of us. God created us and He doesn’t make junk. But satan attempts to dethrone God in our lives, in our hearts, and in minds. If we keep listening to him we can fall into one of his strongholds. I repeat strongly here… Gods Word trumps any and all that satan tries to throw at us. But we must become astute at using all of Gods weapons of war! Spiritual war!! Neglect not so great salvation. Sharpen your spiritual tools and weapons of war that God has prepared for us. Gods Word in our mouth is a mighty weapon of war. Prayer and any time spent building up your most Holy Faith is a weapon of war. Taking authority over the lies you hear in your mind that tries to usurp Gods authority in our lives and for our lives.
1Peter 5:6-9 (KJV)Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
2Timothy1:12 (AMP) And this is why I am suffering as I do. Still I am not ashamed, for I know (perceive, have knowledge of, and am acquainted with) Him Whom I have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on), and I am [positively] persuaded that He is able to guard and keep that which has been entrusted to me and which N1I have committed [to Him] until that day.
2Corinthians 10:3-4 (AMP)For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons. For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds
Do you “KNOW” my Savior? He knows you and wants you as His own. Ask Him into your heart, your life today. He’s been waiting for an invite for many years.
Sharon D Middleton, Blog Writer, and Author 6/22/19