*Know your weapons-power*
As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect....He teaches my hands to make war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. ~Psalm 18:30-32. 34~
God has a perfect battle plan. The word perfect means "absolutely complete." We must fight according to His plan.
Secondly, God has given us a sharp,two-edged sword. His Word. We must use this sword effectively if we are to live a victor-ice life. victor's life
Third, God grants us a shield of protection: faith.
God exercises our gifts so our hands will be strengthened to make war. We can use our "bronze bow" to judge the enemy. Spiritual Warriors can shoot down the principalities in the heavens!
**We are Warriors For Christ and we are in God's Army.**
It's our faith in Christ that allows us to live with a peaceful heart in the space between now and that something to come. This is what prepares you to receive the abundant life our Lord has promised (John 10:10).
Joyful obedience to the Lord's commands:
Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man...who delights greatly in His commandments.~Psalm 112:1
This person does not cringe before the commands of God. He knows when God says, "You shall not," it means, Don't hurt yourself." When God gives a positive word, it means, "Come help yourself to great happiness!"
~John 14:13~-whatever you ask in My Name,that I will do.
~John 14:14-~If you ask anything in My Name,I will do it.
~Luke 10:9~-Behold I give you the authority to....& over all the power of the enemy,&....
~Luke 17:6~-If you have faith as a mustard seed,you can say to this mulberry tree,'Be pulled up by the roots & be planted in the sea,'& it would obey you.
~Matthew 4:4~* James 1:22~Matthew 7:11~*Colossians 1:13~Luke 10:19~*John 14:12,13,14~John 10:10*~
**Dressed for Battle**
Ephesians 6:10-18-The apostle Paul tells us step by step how to prepare for our daily warfare, yet most don't pay much attention to the instruction.
Do you want to see dramatic change in your life ?
Do you want to stand strong in the face of adversity?
Do you want to overcome temptation ?
Then you need to dress for battle.
My friend, there is a very real, personal Enemy stalking you right now, waiting for the the opportunity to destroy you completely. If you want to grow & experience maturity in the Christian life, then you must take this battle seriously.
Are you prepared today ?
Put on your spiritual armor, & follow the Lord into battle.
Who is the Christian's enemy? Satan and his host of fallen angels. Our opposition and struggle is against these unseen spiritual forces.(Isaiah 14:12-14; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Ephesians 6:12.)
Satan's cleverest trick is to convence the world he does not exist. Few people even Christians have a clear concept of who Satan is and his place in this world. Many time we succomb to our human reasoning in believing that some person is our enemy and act accordingly. Then the real enemy Satan wreaks havoc in marriage relationships, family, churches, communities and nations. Satan is your real enemy. Men and women are just his puppets. When the enemy come riding up in battle, the valiant soldier is not angry with the horse, but with the horseman. He works to kill the rider so that he may possess the horse for his own use. We are not to bend our wrath against them, but against Satan who rides them and spurs them on.
Satan was a perfect creature until he tried to exalt himself above God. His beauty filled him with pride-causing him to no longer be holy-and he wanted to receive worship that belonged only to God. Because Satan did not recognize the authority of God who made him, he was cast out of heaven, as recorded in the following passages:Isaiah 14:12-14; Ezekiel 28:14-16
After Satan lost his residence in heaven, Satan was next seen in the Garden of Eden, where he deceived man (Genesis 3:1-13), causing him to rebel against his Creator and drawing the line of battle between the two kingdoms-kingdom of Light and the kingdom of darkness.
Satan is a creature; he is no match for the creature; and no match for the Creator. Satan is powerful, but not omnipotent. He can hinder, but he cannot prevent. We can by our doubt and disbelief. The master of deceit can convince the Prayer Warrior that his or her prayer has not reached the Throne . Your strength is to remember that Satan is a defeated antagonist. To accredit it to him otherwise is to allow Satan supremacy over you. We can not avoid warfare, for we are continuously involved in the battle. So we must draw near to God, resist the devil (stand our ground) and he will flee.
Let us take a look at the some of Satan's names recorded in the Scripture, so that we can better understand the character of our enemy. Many of his names not only reveal his character, but also will suggest his tactics in warfare against the Bod of Christ.
*devil:~Matthew 4:1,5,8,11;1 John 3:8,10; Jude 9; Revelation 12:9,12; 20:2~
*father of lies:~John 8:44~
*god of this world:~2 Corinthians 4:4~
*HIS DEATH, HE WAS PLACED IN A TOMB AND HE WAS RESURRECTED FROM THE DEAD!*
*WHEN WE READ THE SCRIPTURES WE WILL FIND THAT IT IS ALL ABOUT JESUS IS GOD*
HE CAME TO EARTH AS A MAN, HE LIVED A PERFECT LIFE, HE DIED ON A CROSS FOR US, HE WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD SO HE COULD LIVE ON THE INSIDE OF EVERY BELIEVER, HE HAS GIVEN US HIS HOLY SPIRIT TO TEACH US HOW TO LIVE SIN FREE. HIS HAS DELIVERED US FROM THE POWER OF THE EVIL ONE!*
*THIS IS HOW MUCH THAT HE LOVED US*
The most powerful-lest Name in Heaven & in earth has been given to us "if we believe. "What are we to believe? In John 20:31 (AMP) we read what we are to believe :.... believe that Jesus is the Christ (the Anointed One),the Son of God,that through believing & cleaving to, trusting, relying upon Him you may have life through (in) His Name [through who He is].
Expectancy is the Key to Answered PrayerExpect a miracle every day
Expect a miracle when you pray
If you believe in God, He will have a way
To perform a miracle for you each day!
When you pray and then start worrying again, you defeat the purpose of prayer. Every day expect, when you pray expect.