Around the world over billions of dollars are spent on defending our nations from attacks and wars. Wars are a huge part of our human history. We have biological warfare, Guerrilla warfare, religious warfare, germ warfare and so on. Our countries live on the defense with war strategies placed all over our nation.
The natural mirrors the spiritual and what we see here in the physical is only a fraction of what is happening in the spiritual which is a mega war on a colossal scale.
Jeremiah 12:5 NIV
“If you have raced with men on foot
and they have worn you out,
how can you compete with horses?
If you stumble in safe country,
how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?
The story of our lives is one long stretch of unending battles starting in the womb and ending in death.
Jacob tells us how difficult his life has been...
Genesis 47:9 NIV
And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty. My years have been few and difficult, and they do not equal the years of the pilgrimage of my fathers.”
Job declares that our days are few and full of trouble...
Job 14:1 NIV
“Mortals, born of woman,
are of few days and full of trouble."
Paul talks about his hardships...
2 Corinthians 11:23-29 NIV
"Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn?"
The wonderful thing is that we have victory in Jesus Christ! He won the war and so we are winners too.
1 Corinthians 15:57 NIV
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Christian are to be warriors just like our Lord Jesus. He is a mighty Warrior and He has shown us how to do battle.
Ephesians 6:10-13 NIV
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For 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. Therefore 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.
Jesus is our Commander in Chief and He is prepared and ready to lead us into the battle field.
Exodus 15:3 NIV
The Lord is a warrior;
the Lord is his name.
If you are a person that is not willing to do battle, if you want a cosy life problem free, then you cannot belong to the family of God because God's children are warriors just like their leader. How do we war? Simple!! We war in prayer and intercession just like Jesus did.
Luke 22:43-44 NIV
An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
We fight with our words in intercession to our God who hears us and answers right away. Have you every prayed so intensely that your sweat was like drops of blood? I haven't but if we could have that same determination and focus I don't believe our world would be in the situation it is in now.
Christians need to wake up and put on their battle clothes. Our knees need to become calloused from kneeling in prayer. We need to pray intensely about all situations because Satan's children are praying and doing battle in the second heaven against us. They are fasting food and sleep in order to gain favour from their leader.
Father You are glorious indeed! The might of Your armour shines and Your mighty right arm bulges as You hold the double edge sword. I praise and worship You and give You thanks!!
Release in me the understanding of who I am in Jesus Christ.
As I stand by Your side and mimic Your moves I trust that You have my back, my front and all around me You surround me with Your presence. Any satanic demons tormenting my life, be tormented in the name of Jesus Christ. Any satanic demons standing in the way my destiny be blocked in the name of Jesus. Every demonic angel blocking my prayers be roasted by the fire of the Holy Spirit. Every power increasing against the healing of the sick be silenced in the name of Jesus. Lord, soak this blog in the blood of Jesus and the people on the prayer page be healed, in Jesus' name.