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Last month I mentioned an online workshop I attended given by Alli Worthington. Today I would like to share what I gained from LaToya Edwards on Spiritual Warfare from the same online conference.
- Spiritual warfare is the battle between God’s Kingdom and earth.
- The way we respond is by putting on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6).
- During hard times you need to understand how Satan attacks so you know how to pray against his schemes.
- Fear comes from a lack of knowledge.
- Fear of Spiritual warfare is a trick of the enemy. If we’re afraid of him, we won’t walk out our calling.
- The enemy is not to be feared for greater is HE who is in us.
Every child of God is a threat to the enemy. We have a bullseye on our backs. Because of that, Satan goes before God all day long accusing us. But thanks be to God for his immeasurable gift of his Son, Jesus Christ our Savior and King, we are covered under Christ’s blood. Satan is defeated.
I like the way LaToya put it. She said Jesus has disarmed the enemy. Don’t you love that? In my mind I see a ticking bomb or hand grenade whose wires are cut or pin is pulled. Those weapons of destruction are no longer a threat. Neither is Satan when we come under Christ’s saving blood.
- Satan is not God.
- God is Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent. The enemy is none of these things.
- God put limits on what Satan can do.
- Satan doesn’t know everything.
- He is cunning and crafty but not all powerful.
- God never loses a fight. It’s not possible.
Near the end of her workshop, LaToya said when we arm ourselves with God’s Word of Truth we are dangerous to the enemy. We can counter his lies with what we know to be true. She suggests in addition to studying the Bible and prayer, writing down your “battle notes”, scriptures that speak of God’s power and truth of who he is, and who you are in him. Then on warfare days when we are under attack, pull out our cards and read through them. Put the enemy on notice we know of what he’s doing.
What have you found helpful to stand against the enemy’s attacks?
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For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. Romans 8:14-16 (NLT)
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I love that quote: “Jesus has disarmed the enemy”
Me too! I love that image. The enemy has no power except what God grants, right?
A very insightful post about how God is all powerful and how to prepare for those attacks from Satan. My go to for the battle is Scripture, especially memorizing it. “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; You stoop down to make me great.” Psalm 18:32-35 NIV A Psalm that regularly reminds me that the battle is the Lord’s!
Absolutely, Kathy. I have always loved the image of being able to bend a bronze bow. That takes an incredible amount of strength. Strength only God can give. My verse in times of attack is “But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” 1 John 4:4 (NLT). Greater is he who is in us, than he who is in the world.