Because we know God and that he is bigger than the devil and his schemes against us, we can come up against and battle spiritual warfare.
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As previously said, the name of Jesus is extremely powerful; we witnessed devils fleeing at the sight of Jesus.
The disciples of Jesus used his name to cast out demons, and Paul did the same in the book of Acts.
“I demand you to get out of her in the name of Jesus Christ,” I turned and said to the ghost. And it was released at that exact hour.
Even today, when facing spiritual warfare, it is effective to use Jesus' name because his name has power.
In the Bible, we see Jesus cast out a demon that his followers were unable to cast out. When the disciples questioned why not, Jesus replied,
Using Jesus as an example, we can see how scripture can be used to combat the evil one in spiritual battle.
After forty days of fasting, Jesus was tempted in the desert, and scripture was his defense against Satan.
We must know scripture in order to use it against the devil and his lies. When the devil lies to us about who we are in Christ, we must remember that we are a new creature, no longer our old selves, as 2 Corinthians 5:17 says.
When we are in the midst of spiritual conflict, worship music can be very effective. It allows us to recognize both who God is and his vast power, as well as who we are in Christ. Worship music helps us focus on God rather than the world's idols.
We are always engaged in spiritual warfare, and hopefully, we will be prepared to fight back against the devil's schemes to lead us away from God. To avoid being led astray, we must be in God's word and recall Jesus' example.
What the Bible says about fighting battles?
This battle will not require you to fight. O Judah and Jerusalem, stand firm, keep your ground, and see the LORD's salvation on your side. ‘Do not be terrified or discouraged. Go against them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.”
For the LORD your God is the one who fights for you against your foes and brings you victory.'
But those who wait for the LORD will be renewed in strength; they will mount up with eagle's wings; they will run and not tire; they will walk and not faint.
No weapon fashioned against you will prosper, and you will refute every tongue that rises in judgment against you. This is the LORD's servants' inheritance and vindication from me, declares the LORD.”
When the righteous cries out for aid, the LORD hears them and rescues them from their problems.
The LORD your God, who goes ahead of you, will battle for you, just as he did for you before your eyes in Egypt.
So, what shall we say in response to these events? Who can be against us if God is on our side?
As a result, submit yourself to God. The devil will fly from you if you resist him.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not discouraged, for I am your God; I will strengthen, assist, and uphold you with my righteous right hand.
The thief's sole purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy. I came so that they would have life, and abundant life.
I have given you authority to walk on serpents and scorpions, as well as all of the enemy's might, and nothing will harm you.
No one will be able to stand in front of you for the rest of your life. I'll be with you just as I was with Moses. I will not abandon you or abandon you.
Because it is the LORD your God who battles for you, as he promised, one of you puts a thousand to flight.
Because our weapons of war are divinely empowered to shatter strongholds, they are not made of flesh.
Because you gave me the power I needed for the struggle, and you caused those who opposed me collapse beneath me.
They did not win the land with their own sword, nor did they save themselves with their own arm, but with your right hand and arm, and the light of your face, because you rejoiced in them.
David's. Blessed be the LORD, my stronghold, who prepares my hands for fight and my fingers for combat;
For the LORD declares: “Even the mighty's prisoners will be taken, and the tyrant's victims will be saved, because I will fight those who fight you, and I will save your children.
Take up the entire armor of God, so that you will be able to withstand in the evil day, and after you have done all, to stand firm.
Since God deems it just to punish those who torment you with affliction,
Your dwelling place is the eternal God, and under you are the everlasting arms. And he threw the enemy in front of you and said, “Destroy.”
Know today that the LORD your God is the one who goes before you as a consuming fire. He will annihilate and subjugate them in front of you. As a result, as the LORD has promised, you will drive them away and cause them to perish rapidly.
“Be courageous and strong. Do not be terrified or alarmed in the presence of Assyria's king and his troop, for there are more of us than there are of them.
And he added, “‘Do not be scared or dismayed at this large horde, for the war is not yours but God's,' says the LORD to all Judah and the residents of Jerusalem, as well as King Jehoshaphat.
Your right hand, O LORD, majestic in power, smashes the enemy.
Their chariot wheels were clogged, causing them to drive slowly. The Egyptians responded by saying, “Let us get out of the way of Israel, because the LORD is fighting for them against the Egyptians.”
And Moses addressed the people, saying, “Do not be afraid; stand steadfast and behold the LORD's salvation, which he will work for you today. The Egyptians you see now are the last Egyptians you will ever see.
You are from God, and you have triumphed over them, because he who is in you is bigger than he who is in the world.
And I tell you, Peter, that I will establish my church on this rock, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.
As a result, people will be afraid of the LORD's name from the west, and his splendor from the rising sun; for he will come like a rushing flood, driven by the LORD's wind.
“He will defend the steps of his devoted, but the wicked will be cut off in darkness, for a man will not triumph through might.
Give your opponent bread to eat if he is hungry, and water to drink if he is thirsty.
David's. Whom shall I fear if not the LORD, who is my light and my salvation? Whom shall I fear because the LORD is the stronghold of my life?
Do not delight when your adversary falls, and do not rejoice when he stumbles.
When all the kings of the lands heard that the LORD had fought against Israel's foes, they were filled with dread of God.
Rally to us at the place where you hear the horn. “Our God will defend us.”
“They have tormented me since I was a child, but they have never been able to defeat me.
‘Your eyes have witnessed all that the LORD your God has done to these two kings,' I told Joshua at the time. To all the kingdoms into which you are crossing, the LORD will do the same.
And whoever searches hearts knows what the Spirit's mind is, because the Spirit intercedes for the believers in accordance with God's desire.
Have I not given you orders? Be fearless and strong. Do not be afraid or discouraged, because the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
I've fought the good battle, finished the course, and maintained my faith. The crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, has now been laid up for me, as well as for all who have cherished his presence.
And you have seen what the LORD your God has done for you against all these countries, since it is the LORD your God who has fought for you.
He is true and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness if we confess our sins.
I have said these things to you in order for you to find peace in me. There will be trouble throughout the world. But don't despair; I have triumphed over the world.”
Therefore, humble yourselves under God's mighty hand so that he may raise you at the perfect time.
You have been saved by grace through faith. And it's not your fault; it's a gift from God.
There had never been a day like it before or after, when the LORD fought for Israel and listened the voice of a man.
And Moses addressed the people, saying, “Do not be afraid; stand steadfast and behold the LORD's salvation, which he will work for you today. The Egyptians you see now are the last Egyptians you will ever see. “All you have to do is be silent, and the LORD will fight for you.”
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to assist us in our time of need.
You haven't been overcome by any temptation that isn't common to man. God is reliable, and he will not allow you to be tempted beyond your strength, but he will offer a way out of the temptation so that you can withstand it.
These things happened to them as an example, but they were recorded for our teaching, for whom the end of the ages has arrived.
Because the LORD has compared you to a wife who has been abandoned and grieved in soul, like a young wife who has been cast off, declares your God.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whomever trusts in him may have eternal life. God did not bring his Son into the world to condemn it; rather, he sent him into the world to save it through him.
Beloved, never seek vengeance for yourself, but rather leave it to God's wrath, because it is written, “Vengeance is mine, and I will repay,” the Lord declares.
“You shall not be afraid when you go to war against your adversaries and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, for the LORD your God, who brought you out out of Egypt, is with you.
Blessed is the man who perseveres in the face of adversity, for he will be rewarded with the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
And when he got him, he imprisoned him, handing him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, with the intention of releasing him to the people after the Passover.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whomever trusts in him may have eternal life.
What does it mean the Lord will fight for you?
When Moses is leading the Israelites out of Egypt, they come to a legendary standoff as they approach the Red Sea in Exodus. With the Egyptians behind them and the river stretching out in front of them, many Israelites debate whether they should give up or surrender to the enemy. They've become hasty, desperate, and alone. After such a fight to leave a nation where the people were slaves, where they are so fearful, so frightened, they are ready to give up, I appreciate the verse that follows.
13 Moses responded to the people by saying, “Don't be scared. Maintain your resolve, and the LORD will bring you deliverance today. The Egyptians you see now are the last Egyptians you will ever see. 14 “All you have to do is be still and the LORD will fight for you.”
I adore this scene and the message it conveys. Moses has matured as a leader, boldly declaring what God has always promised. When it would be so easy to be terrified, Moses is full of trust.
Even more astonishing, he's echoing what we hear in Psalm 46:10, the word of salvation “Be still and know that I am God,” says the Lord.
This was one of the most important lessons I learned during Lent this year: patience and faith. This belief that by being motionless, I make place for God, for God's activity, for something bigger to happen than what I might do next if I acted alone. Being still allows me to reflect, listen, and wait. Being still implies I am aware that God is with me, leading me, and that I have surrendered to His direction. Being still demonstrates my faithfulness, as well as my need for, love for, and confidence for God. One simple move with a lot of silent, meaningful meaning.
How do you pray against your enemies?
I command the storm of destruction to gather upon every satanic power that is against my health IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS! I decree and declare great casualty upon witches and wizards operating in my neighborhood, the judgment of God shall torment the powers of darkness working against me both at night and in the morning, the night shall carry terror and anger against all satanic powers that are standing against me, the night shall carry terror and anger against all satanic powers that
RIGHT NOW, IN THE NAME OF JESUS, my prayers have become earthquakes and storms in the devil's camp that is against my life; the Lord shall gather his armor against powers that are against my intellectual growth; all sickness in my life, known or unknown, receives heavenly storm; all conspiracy against any part of my body receives destruction now!
I order the deep wells inside me to be freed and broken forth in the name of JESUS!
How do you pray effectively?
I adore Luke 5:16 because it demonstrates that, like you and me, Jesus needed to recharge his batteries and spend time with his Heavenly Father. The life of Christ is meant to serve as a model for us to follow and learn from. So, despite being God incarnate, Jesus didn't use his superpowers as the Son of God to deal with life's difficulties. Instead, he would “sneak away” to pray when he was tired, burdened, or in need of spiritual refreshment, tapping into the power, perception, and purpose that can only be found in God's presence.
Prayer is one of the most potent tools God has given us, and I believe it has never been more vital for God's people to be on their knees than it is now, as we look ahead to 2022. However, knowing how to pray isn't always simple. The followers of Jesus were perplexed as well. They were familiar with the Torah's frequently repeated prayers. But Jesus prayed with a might and authority they had never seen before, as if God was listening! So, according to Matthew 6, when they came to Jesus, they didn't say, “Teach us another prayer.” “Lord, teach us to pray,” they prayed.
Christ's response is the Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:913). It's a lovely prayer that every Christian should remember; I challenged my granddaughter to do so. I don't believe Jesus intended it to become another ritualistic prayer, as beautiful as the words are. It was intended to serve as an example of how to pray.
Here are eight strategies to developing a more strong and effective prayer life that I've discovered. I hope they inspire you to make the year 2022 a year of prayer.