A fact of life for every Christian is that we will face attack from Satan if we are pursuing God’s will. The enemy will try everything in his power to knock us off track because he wants to see the kingdom of God fail, the church fail, the family fail, the Christian fail. One of the most difficult things for me (as a pastor) is watching this happen to others. But, we can ALL do more than watch!!! Ever thought about prayer as a WEAPON??
Jesus Christ LOVES YOU and HAS A PLAN FOR YOU. He is interceding for you at this moment. Paul wrote to the church at Rome that the Holy Spirit intercedes for you and prays for you even when you don’t know what to pray. When you are at your lowest, the Holy Spirit is praying for YOU!!!! Prayer is powerful!
In Ephesians 6, Paul challenged us to put on the full armor of God:
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
God provides everything you need to make it through this … And I AM PRAYING FOR YOU. And, if you are facing the fiery darts launched by Satan, I’ll just betcha there are other Christians praying for you, too!! BE STRONG IN THE LORD! Recognize our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against Satan!