I alone cannot change the world. But I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. – Mother Theresa
Powerful Prayers in the war room: Learning to pray like a Powerful Warrior.
Our Modern Warfare (Part 1)
Spiritual Warfare vs. Life in a Fallen World
Deciphering spiritual warfare in a fallen world can be tricky. Regardless of the situation, temptation, or difficulty you experience, God always wants us to come to Him and His Word for clarity and guidance.
Our enemy does not want us in communication with our Father; he knows firsthand the strength we gain when we seek His guidance and direction. When trying to decipher everyday life versus a spiritual attack, start by asking yourself if the situation you are facing draws you to God or away from Him. If it is drawing you away from God, chances are pretty good that you are experiencing an incoming attack from the enemy. Spiritual warfare is anything that the enemy uses against women to pull their hearts and minds away from God.
We have a powerful enemy, but he is not all-powerful, omniscient, nor omnipresent like our God is. Do not give our enemy credit for power he does not possess. Our enemy is not responsible for every bad situation or heartache we face. Yes, he does play a big role, but we live in a world with sin, our own selfish decisions, and complacency; our own sin nature contributes to the difficulties we face in our life.
The enemy cannot hear our thoughts, only God can! But the enemy has studied you long enough that he has memorized your body language and can make educated guesses based off your past. Imagine as you sit reading this, there is an invisible soldier hurling arrows of insult and lies at your brain. This invisible soldier would be able to tell when one of those lies made contact and went into your thought cycle, based on your eye movement, your facial expressions, the words you said, and so much more. This is exactly what our enemy does to each of us. Day after day, the enemy is hurling lie after lie at our hearts and mind in hopes of poisoning our thought cycle and leading our hearts farther and farther away from God’s love and truth.
Because of Jesus, we can stop the lies from penetrating our hearts and minds; we can experience victory against our enemy.
‘No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. ‘
‘Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham. Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.’
When life gets tough, we get God!