When God assured Joshua and the nation of Israel that He had given them Jericho, it's king and all it's mighty warriors, it was normal to conclude that the coast was clear! Well, the coast wasn't clear at all. Josh.6:1-27. But Joshua knew God had the strategy before giving the promise! He had been with Moses long enough to understand that God's counsel might be crude or even naive, but absolute faith and obedience makes it infallible - always!
It's much easier to contend with enemies we know, we can see, and identify. But in our case, our enemies are hideous, merciless, and blood thirsty evil spirit beings assigned from hell! But glory to God, that He has given us His promise of their perpetual eternal defeat. God has also given us the strategy to put Satan and his imps where they belong, always - beneath our feet!
You have a remarkable destiny in Christ Jesus. "So why all these pressure, pain, and perilous circumstances buffeting me sometimes" I hear you ask. That's because Satan has also taken notice and he's out once again to perform his nefarious acts of stealing, killing and destroying (Jn.10:10). Being obvious that as burglars are not that stupid to burgle vacant apartments, so devils hardly meddle with ordinary destinies!
Now, God has blessed us with very powerful and highly sophisticated spiritual ballistic missiles as His sons and daughters. As we engage in this intensive warfare to actualize and receive God's promise of great abundance crowning this year Ps.65:11-13; Use these weapons fearlessly, persistently, and forcefully! (a) The mighty name of Jesus Christ - Mk.16:17. (b) The awesome power of the Holy Spirit - Matt.12:28. (c) The precious blood of Jesus Christ plus God's Word - Rev.12:11; Eph.6::17. (d) Effectual Prayer, faith and fasting - James 5:15; Matt.21:21, 22; Matt.17:20, 21. (e) Prayer of agreement - Matt.18:19, 20.
When we subdue demonic forces, human opposition and adverse circumstances are turned in our favour to the glory of God! So, thanks be to God who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ - always, in all ways! 1Cor.15:57.
Have a splendid weekend in God's awesome presence.
Apostle Steve Adonai.