Some Christians have the attitude that to be a good Christian; you need to be very passive and submit to the powers that are brought out in Ephesians 6. These are the principalities and powers in high places, but they are not of God.
They are Satanic, and they need to be dealt with, but only on a spiritual level through prayer, The Word of God, praise and worship.
Our weapons are "not" carnal, but they are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. Jesus instructed us to bind on earth what is already bound in heaven and to loose on earth what is loose (already) in heaven. It is our privilege and it is our great power given to us through our faith in almighty God. It will be the glorious work of The Body of Christ here on this earth.
Never think that you are defenseless. No weapon formed against you will prosper and all those that rise up against you in judgment will be condemned when we totally trust in The Lord Jesus Christ. Those that come against you one way; will flee before you seven ways. The battle is The Lord's.
These are scriptures from The Old Testament which are true, but in The New Testament, Jesus tells us to love our enemies, pray for those who despite fully use us and persecute us, bless those who curse us, and do good to them that hate us.
Since love is the greatest power in the universe, and we pray using first love, then faith and hope for the targeted objects of our prayers; we use the greatest forces (1 Cor. 13) in the world to combat the forces of evil. We must combat the forces of evil with the almighty divine forces of good from our loving God and Father and His Son Jesus Christ. This is the answer to all spiritual warfare.
The greatest way that we can demonstrate our love for our area, our country, our leaders, and all people is to pray for them in love and with the faith of God being utilized for others. Intercession is the highest ministry because it can be done by any Christian, it is usually done in private without reward, and it is an unselfish activity given to help others. We are not doing it to be seen by others, and the cost is great because when you pray you become a target of the enemy.
Because of this; it is a sacrifice unto The Lord. When we pray for the evil strongholds in our area to come down in The mighty Name of Jesus Christ we are doing His work as He came and died on the cross to destroy all of the works of Satan.
We are able to overcome these strongholds by the blood of The Lamb, The Word of our testimony, and we love not our lives unto the death. We are dying to our own desires, and we are being used to fulfill The Lord's glorious purposes.
Through the Lord's work on the cross; we can claim our area as Jesus prayed, "Thy Kingdom Come; Thy perfect Will be done in earth as it is in heaven". First, The Bible tells us that we have to bind the strongman in order to spoil his house. Satan has many strongmen, but do not be afraid because we are given all power over these demonic spirits.
Many Christians should be occupying their respective territories during this time. That means we are to pray into being and to proclaim The Lord's Kingdom and His will to come. We are to pray and speak what is not through faith as if it were already there. That takes supernatural faith in The Lord who is the only true, and holy King of kings and Lord of lords.
With the faith of a mustard seed; we can say to a mountain to be moved and it will be moved. Our faith needs to be exercised to become extremely powerful in these last days.
Plead the blood of The Lamb over your area and over all of the people. Pray blessings on those that are in bondage to demonic forces. You have The Power of almighty God in you; you are the hope of His glory in your home, your work, your church, your area and for all those in your area of influence. You may be the only Christian that they know, and you are to be the salt and light for those around you.
Through Jesus Christ; you have the power to break the ungodly soul ties and chains in His Name. He came to set the captives free from all obsessive, compulsive, addictions and behaviors, and He can use you to manifest all that He did on this earth, and we have been given the commandment to be able to do even greater things in His Name and through the mighty power of The Holy Spirit.
We all need to prepare ourselves for what is coming upon this earth as stated in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and other scriptures about the beginning of sorrows. We are told that even before the tribulation, there will be rumors of wars, wars, famines, earthquakes and pestilences occurring in diverse places.
Our loving, almighty God will then raise up His glorious standard. He will send in the intercessors, prayer warriors, and worshippers. He will send in those with the spirit of Joshua, Caleb, Jehu, Elijah, and Josiah.
The Lord's last day army will be impenetrable and the gates of hell will not be able to prevail against the last day church. Why? Because we will be one, even as Jesus and His Father are one.
Rise up, oh mighty warriors and take your places! Seek The Lord, pray and obey as He alone is your Commander-in-Chief.
Remember that the total 100% victory has already been won on the cross. You cannot be defeated as you look to Jesus the author and finisher of your faith.
Put on the full armor of God and move forward to take your territory for the Kingdom of God.
Peggy Kannaday is The Managing Editor of The "Church Growth International" Ministry.
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Some do not take seriously the thought that there could be a 'spiritual battle' going on, but it is so real and fierce at times! Some of us have testimony from glimses of it to prove it. We already have inside us what is needed for the victory.