1 Peter 5:8-9
8Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in 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.
Daniel 10 12-13
12 Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. 13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.
Today I want to talk with you all about spiritual warfare. This was not my original message but I was lead in this direction. At times it seems that life is coming at us from all sides crushing us. You become physically, mentally, and emotionally tired. The more we try to push forward new problems arise. It’s like weeding a garden, just as soon as you pull up a few weeds ten more pop up.
As Christians we have to realize that once we have committed our lives to Christ we will undergo test. We will have struggles. The devil will come after us. He will attack our finances, our relationships, our health, our jobs even our peace of mind. His purpose is to steal, kill and destroy.
When we face adversity in life we sometimes forget its source. It’s not a person that we should fight against, but against rulers, against powers and principalities. The word of God tells us that Satan searches this earth for people to attack and take out if he can. When we pray we must trust and believe that God hears our prayer. Stand firm, rooted in the Word of God. We can not be moved. We can not doubt.
Once we have made our prayer known to God we must leave it there; casting our cares upon Him. We can not pick them back up. When we do this we show that we don’t trust God to do what He said He would do. This is when the enemy creeps in and plants seeds of doubt and fear. We then pick the problem back up and take it out of God’s hands.
We should pray and believe God will answer. When we go back in prayer it should be only to thank Him for what He is doing or is going to do in our lives. I know that this is a long one so I will stop here. As always please keep these words in mind. And if it applies to you use it; if it doesn’t pass it on to someone who can. Be blessed.