He makes me lie down in green pastures. The second we do, it’s like lowering our armor and our weapons and allowing him to pierce us with his. The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming. We as a church do battle, but let’s not forget there is a very personal battle going on as well. Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. One little thing snowballs into this full blown drama that leaves you feeling like you don’t know how to deal with it all. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil. We are to be fully aware of Satan's evil plans (2 Corinthians 2:11). amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "live31-20"; I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. T We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (NIV), The word “strongholds” here is the Greek word “ochyrōma” and it means “anything on which one relies (of the arguments and reasonings by which a disputant endeavors to fortify his opinion and defend it against his opponent). He restores my soul. H It definitely an important topic and I never realized how little there is out there on it!! ~ LaKenya, WOW! According to Scripture, Satan and his unseen forces constitute a well-organized army: The Bible describes the realm of Satan and his forces as "the kingdom of darkness." I am so glad you enjoyed it. I am praying for you!! Spiritual warfare, the idea that humans battle in some way with supernatural powers, is also the testimony of the apostle Paul in Ephesians 6:10-18. Have you not known? Click To Tweet. Q Nevertheless, until we are fully restored to God’s presence in His kingdom, we will have to engage in spiritual warfare. It is not a time or place where something happens and then we rebuke him and move on with life. We are to ESTABLISH and maintain that firm position God has given us against him. This is a 3-cord strategy against the enemy! We need Jesus! www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™. ‣ I would just fold and go upstairs and feel “busy” by doing something else so I could avoid the mess downstairs. And when the Syrians came down against him, Elisha prayed to the Lord and said, “Please strike this people with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness in accordance with the prayer of Elisha. Z. Contact me: openbibleinfo (at) gmail.com. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. A Psalm of David. The attacks we are seeing right now in the world are definitely not from God. And he understood the word and had understanding of the vision. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Warfare doesn’t just happen when we get sick, lose our job! But God took that time to show me that I had a battle to fight that I had been ignoring. Jesus Speaks on Healing, Prophecy and More, You Can Get Divine Debt Cancellation NOW If You Ask, America: Voting and the Golden Calf Moment. Bible Verses About Prayer, Bible Verses About Children For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit. I learned a few more terms here which adds to a much needed area to always be keeping front and center!! That is why in the next verse, arguments and pretense are referred to. Saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.”, And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (ESV), The Greek word for ‘prowls’ is ‘peripatēo’ and means ‘to make one’s way, progress, to make due use of opportunities.”. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. E God never said no weapons would be formed against us. “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. I know he has been hitting me hard since I hit publish on that post!! Ok, I have to clean this kitchen, I have to make the dogs their food.