Are you going through a tough time? Do you feel like every time you take a step forward you get pushed straight back to where you started? Are you facing constant mind battles – being reminded of things that happened way back in the past?
Spiritual warfare comes in all shapes and sizes but its aim is always to keep you from moving forwards, to keep you from conquering and acquiring all that God has in store for your life.
This month I woke up feeling annoyed and irritated by many different things that were being brought to my recollection. It was mainly to do with situations and words that people have spoken to me – ever wish you could go back in time to a certain situation and answer that person differently? That’s because the enemy wants to pull you back to a place that you have left! . You don’t need to go back and give an answer. The truth is God already answered them for you– sometimes God answers people with His actions.
“By awesome deeds in righteousness you will answer us – Psalms 65:3”
Now it’s just noise, the devil wants to bring evil words to remembrance to keep you from moving forward. He wants to keep you from moving forward in your relationships, moving forward in your purpose and moving forward in your destiny.
STRATEGY EXPOSED: That was the original plan – kill, steal and destroy – remember! John 10:10
Words are spiritual and can cause many emotions to rise up inside of a person. This is why evil words are one of the devils greatest tools when facing spiritual warfare. The person that spoke the words may not physically be in your life anymore, it may be something that was said way back in the past. But evil words have an ability to bring back the same emotions of anger, rejection, inferiority or whatever they caused the first time. The devil uses people to attack your character, your purpose, you destiny and they come in all shapes and sizes. This is why we need the shield AND the buckler.
You might be wondering why? Why me? Well the devil knows who to target, he doesn’t come after those who are already his. He doesn’t come after empty vessels either. He knows that there is a level of anointing on your life and if he allows you to reach your full potential you will pose too much of a threat to the plans of hell. Do not be deceived or ignorant, the devil knows your purpose even more that you know it yourself – he has watched you and clocked you and deemed you as a threat! Hence he is sending his assassins to target you with evil words, feelings of resentment , he’s trying to cripple you with self- doubt and inferiority – anything that stops you from moving in your purpose. You need to fight back!
Psalms 91:4 His faithful promises are your shield and buckler.
In this fight against spiritual warfare you’re going to need the shield and the buckler.
A shield is a large weapon of defence and can be used to deflect attacks coming from afar – these are the obvious types, they come from strangers, acquaintances maybe even work colleagues. Let’s just call it the outer circle. But what about when the devil tries to use someone close to you, a friend, family member or even someone in spiritual authority over you? What will you do when they start speaking evil words? They may not even know why they are attacking you but we know – the devil works through weak and wounded people. They may have a crack. Sometimes people can be going through things in their own life where they are not on guard, that’s when the devil uses them to cause destruction and confusion to those in close combat. Remember Judas! He may send them to you to speak words of discouragement. If you are not careful you will think that the person is your enemy and you will try to cut them off. #thebuckler
You’re going to need the buckler! The buckler is a smaller version of the shield (up to 45cm in diameter) it can be used to deflect those attacks that come from people who are too close to home.
Ask God to protect you from spiritual attacks, ask for wisdom to use the shield AND the buckler. Resist the temptation to meditate on evil words and pray for the person that the devil is using. Remember we do not wrestle against flesh and blood! #thebuckler
Psalms 91:10 No evil shall befall you nor shall any plague come near your dwelling for He shall give His angels charge over you!
In intense seasons of spiritual warfare you’re going to need the buckler. #myshield #mybuckler
“This is how I fight my battles”
During a recently intense season of spiritual warfare I have been fasting, praying, listening to faith building messages and gaining new revelation. When you go into a spiritual war you do not go in there alone, God says: “I will be an enemy to your enemies and Iwill oppose those who oppose you.” – Exodus 22:23. God takes it very seriously that the devil is trying to hinder you, it’s a very dangerous position to be in when the creator of the universe opposes you!
When you’re in the heat of battle this is not the time to sit down and be defeated, you have to literally go to war over the things that belong to you. The things that the devil is fighting are likely to be the will of God. Cleanse my spirit Lord! Resist the devil and he will flee. He has to flee because no weapon formed against you is allowed to prosper. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord! Isaiah 54:17
The Merciful God of Prophecy:
“Stand forth says the Lord for you are on My battlefield. Take heed says the Living God for you are surely fighting against a defeated foe. Lift up your hands for I shall surely place a rod of victory into the palm of your hands. Resist him steadfast in the faith for though he shall come against you in one way he shall depart from you in seven different ways.” Says the Lord.
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