That is my word for 2013, spiritual warfare, and the verse I have been given is
Ephesians 6:12 NIV
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.
Father has been leading me on a path of self denial and He has been walking me into intercession for the sick and slowly leading me into spiritual warfare. These last few months, though, He has been walking me into spiritual warfare in a way I have never thought possible. He is revealing to me things in the spiritual realm that I had no idea existed and He is showing me who I am as a child of God, a daughter of the King. He is revealing to me my identity in Jesus and He is showing me the power He gave to Jesus that is available to all believers in Him. This power has the ability to demolish evil in the high places and to tell Satan and his demons to depart, back off and never to return again. To claim and reclaim that which belongs to our Father and to fight for Him and stand up for righteousness and Truth.
Father has been leading me in this direction for most of my life but it has only been in the last 6 years that He has truly been preparing me through self denial. I am still unsure of where this will take me by I do feel the lead taking me into the streets and possibly the mental hospital to pray over the sick, lost and mentally deranged. I live in an area where satanic worship is high, we have a huge holding for the hell's angels here and I do believe Father is leading me to pray and seek the Father's grace in demolishing this very evil strong hold.
|'Mischief' by W.Zau__ (I don't know her name)|
About 4 years ago, Father lead me to this picture but just the sight of it totally freaked me out and as Father pressed this on my heart I just kept saying no Lord, no. Last spring Father once again gave me the opportunity to buy it, so out of obedience to Him I agreed and with total trust from my husband, I bought this picture and proceeded to put it in my closet all covered up. Only recently has Daddy been showing me that He wants me on my face in humility at His feet in spiritual warfare. I think that is what this picture is showing me. The evil of this day is growing rapidly and our world is changing very quickly with every second that is passing. Daddy is leading me here and I am excited to see where, exactly, His leading will take me. The passion I have for praying for the sick of body and soul has increased but an ever increasing passion to give Satan and his demons a powerful blow into oblivion is being raised up inside of me.
Do you feel called into spiritual warfare? Do you feel Father leading you down this path of knowing who you are in Jesus Christ? Spiritual warfare is the work of the child of God and Jesus is our leader and teacher in it. When Jesus prayed at Gethsemane He prayed so hard and the spiritual war was so intense that His sweat was like drops of blood. Have you felt the spiritual war that intense before? Well my friend, the bar has been raised and our LORD is returning soon. Satan is on the rampage and he wants your soul especially if you are active for God. Build your foundation on the Word of the LORD and no matter what Satan does to try and knock you down he will never succeed but will run at the sight of you on your knees. These days we live in are very dark and few will continue to walk the straight and narrow path because men are lovers of themselves instead of remembering their first love, God the Father.
I am praying for you, that no matter what comes your way you will continue to seek His face and walk the path of eternal life. Please pray for me too as I don't want to fall into the way of the world but to live with my eyes on Jesus and the eternal prize that is waiting for me in heaven; eternal life with Daddy.
Intercession is pretty exciting work!
I'm looking forward to 2013 and all the wonderful new things that are just waiting to happen.
Be blessed my friends, be blessed!