Ephesians 6:12 – For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].
The Enemy Seeks To Destroy
The enemy is out in this world seeking whom he may devour. Strongmen are all around you and your family. When the devil shows up it seems love disappears, these strongmen will seek to destroy your family, your children, your character and anything good in your life. Their sole mission is to destroy, deter your faith and have you turn from the will of God and ultimately have the same fate as these strongmen.
I have always been told that love conquers all things. Compassion can build a bridge and relationships can be forged back together, better and stronger than they ever have been.
How do we stop these strongmen? How can we combat the spiritual world to bring peace to the physical world? The answer is prayer and scripture.
The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing, walk in prayer, and have a constant line of communication with the Lord. I see people posting memes on social media with quotes like “Not Today Satan”, but those are only words until we put them into action. Standing up to the devil and chaos is much easier than we think. Remember the Bible tells us in the MIDST of confusion is the devil. So when your life feels like it’s tilting upside down or a hurricane is on the horizon, fear not!
James 4:7 tells us to “Resist the devil and he shall flee.”
How do we resist? Be quiet, ignore problems and pray about them? Or use scripture to actually fight spiritually? The Bible says there is POWER in the tongue. This can be used to our advantage as Christians. Speak out and command the devil to cease and flee. One word will make Satan and his legion of demons tremble and leave – that word is Jesus.
Matthew 18:18 King James Version (KJV)
18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
When my son started showing signs of using drugs and he went from a straight-A student to dropping out of school, you can best believe I was in constant prayer. I prayed, I walked my house binding every negative thing I could think of and loosing words of prosperity and for drug addiction to be gone. We are overcomers, we are heirs to the Throne, we have a brother (Jesus) that has already PAID IT ALL, so now we have the abilities to fight.
It was not an overnight fight with Chase, it took years that were long and hard. I would not give up, I would not stop, my love for him kept me pushing, fighting, and praying.
Ladies, the fight that my mom and I fought for Chase was draining. It consumed my life, I was on high alert at all times, I still had fear, but I had trust in God. I feared I would get a visit from a policeman telling me he was dead and when I had hit my high water mark I threw him in jail and made him go to a LONG rehab. I know what it’s like to worry about your child, to fight with them, to see them change from a loving kid to a rebellious person that acts like that want to kill you. I know what it’s like to cry yourself to sleep over your child and worry daily and wondering if they are ok. But I know God has His hand on him and although I fought the fight, I knew God would prevail and save him – and He did!
No matter what you are going through you can come through it and your children WILL come through. He is a comforter, He has our backs and He is always standing by our sides. I would ride to work and talk to Jesus like he was sitting in my passenger seat. I didn’t just “pray”, I started talking like He was my best friend. I shared my fears, my worries, my desires, my goals, anything and everything that I would share with my closest girlfriend.
As a mom, a wife, a daughter – I know we ALL have the want and desire to love and keep our families safe and on the way to heaven. I do not know why I started writing this blog post, because it started out as an inspirational post and quickly turned another way. All of us are going through a trial, coming out of a trial, or about to go into a trial. Use the word of God to fight and never cease!
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