TUG OF WAR
TUG OF WAR
"Know who your true enemy is!"
1. "He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years NIV(Revelation 20:2, NIV)."
2. "Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down (Revelation 12:10, NIV)."
3. "Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me (John 8:43-45, KJV)."
The battles that you are fighting isn't a tug of war against your brothers and sisters but the battle that you are fighting is against every demon of every manifestation from the pit of hell. The "three-eyed" demon as I call them of Desperation, Depression and Death. They are hindering spirits that want to stagnant you and stop you from flourishing in Christ and advancing in any area of your life. But the devil is a liar and you have to fight the Chief demon (Beelezub) in spiritual warfare in the presence of the Lord. You can't use human strategies or technologies to effectively win this battle but you will win this battle "on your knees" in the presence of the Lord!
The devil doesn't fight fair but you must. And how do you fight:
1.) Prayer (James 5:16, Luke 18:1)
2.) Bible Study (Joshua 1:8, II Timothy 2:15, John 14:23)
3.)Communion with God (Jeremiah 33:3)
Then speak specifically to what is fighting you for "life and death is in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 28:21)."
1. Jezebel Spirit
2. Serpentine Spirit
3. Spirit of Sabotage
4. Spirit of Poverty
5. Spirit of Death
6. Spirit of Revenge
7. Spirit of Infirmity
8. Spirit of Insanity
For the Bible states that "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds (II Corinthians 10:4, KJV)."
Come against it under the power and authority of God for "Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven (Matthew 18:18, NIV)."
And finally, remember that in this tug of war there is also a battle for souls. The Devil and his demons are on one side, God and his people are on the other side and the Devil wants God's people to fall into the pit. Why? because if they fall, the people that they are trying to bring out of the pit will stay there.
We must remember in all that we do it is about people being saved and surrendering their lives to Jesus and that is mainly what this "tug of war" or warfare is all about.
God bless you all!