We Are In A Battle

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We Are In A Battle

We are in a battle and may not know it. The battle is not with other people. The battle is not against your financial situation, political powers or educational issue. The battle is against the power of darkness and the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Your enemy wants to devour you, your marriage, your children, your family, your business, your community and your nation. The enemy hates the word of God. The enemy stands against righteousness and justice. He loves wickedness and evil. The enemy is disguised as truth and light. The enemy wants you to be passive. 
 
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his (strength of his) mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:10-18
The enemy wants to destroy your family, marriage, relationships and testimony. The enemy wants you to live in defeat, regret, shame, fear, worry and guilt. The enemy is like a prowling lion looking for someone to convince you that you are not worthy. He will bring up your past sin. He will have you worry about tomorrow. The enemy wants you filled with fear and doubt. The enemy loves “can’t” – your life can’t change, your family can’t change, your business can’t make it. The enemy comes to kill, cheat and steal. The enemy of doubt wants you to believe you are not worthy of the blessings of Christ.
Stand firm and speak to the lie – I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Lord you are my strength. I am an adopted child of YOURS. I am the “Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.” I am, “a child of the King of Kings.” Your favor is upon me. You have saved me and redeemed me. Greater are YOU in me than that which is in the world. Your gracious hand is with me. Lord I know all things work together for good because your love you children. Your Righteousness and YOUR Glory are all around me. You are my strength and my shield. Lord you are Truth and Life. Lead me on YOUR path and fill me with YOUR HOLY SPIRIT.

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