How to face your battles.II

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Since we made the decision to follow Jesus, we have become a permanent enemy of the devil and he therefore devises ways to defeat or get us into his kingdom but thank God we are not ignorant of His schemes.

Ephesians 6:12
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.

Sometimes when he(the devil) wants to get to us but all his attempts hits a dead end, he redirects his cause to the people we love, he brings sickness, death, pain, financial challenges, divorce, addiction, lust…etc at other times we feel the tension so much but we see no manifestation and through these, he gets to us.

This day i want to tell somebody that we have a mighty weapon which is able to pull down strongholds(2 Corinthians 10:4)

But one thing is, you cannot use a spiritual weapon in the flesh!
You must always be in the spirit to utilize spiritual things.
So the guns you have hiding under your bed is useless when it comes to dealing with spiritual battles.
The devil is not afraid of that because there is no power in it!

He will always try to lure you into a place you can be defeated easily.
And so when he comes to you in the flesh change your battle ground because in the flesh you have no power, in the flesh you are limited but once you put on the full armor of God,
It is like speaking through a microphone connected to an amplifier, the impact is massive compared to using just your voice unaided.

Send him to your comfort Zone which is in Christ and in that zone the devil is uncomfortable because of the power Jesus carries, and right there, the battle ended even before starting in your favor.
Fight from a high place for that is your position, we are seated in a high place in Christ above all principalities and power.(Ephesians 2:6)

The only way to face the devil head on is by putting on the full not partial armor of God.
We must be always be prepared as soldiers ready for war and we must have all the things we need to fight in place.

The things needed to win a spiritual battle

Ephesians 6:14-18

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Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Your protection lies in these through Christ Jesus therefore do not leave home without them, do not sleep without them, infact do not do anything without them!

The devil knows your weakness and he tries to get to you through that loose end you need to get to him at his loose end by changing the battle ground.
Be in the spirit, pray in the spirit and remain in the spirit!

God bless and help us all.

Prayer
Father in the name of Jesus, thank you for my life today, such a precious gift you have given to me. I am grateful father, please forgive my sins and wash me that i may be clean. I establish my legal right as your child and i
cast down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of you God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, i cover myself and everyone connected to me with the blood of Jesus.
Father refuel me whenever i get short of energy to carry on, and help me stand on my feet at all times in the name of Jesus, have i prayed with thanksgiving, Amen.

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