I had been so oppressed lately. I wasn't getting any rest from the wiles, darts and attacks of the enemy. The darts were being thrown from every direction, and I felt so spiritually bombarded. I was beginning to feel like Jesus' disciples in the boat, who were focusing on the storm threatening their life, rather than focusing on the one that could speak to the storm and calm it back in Matthew 8:23-28. Observe verse 26, "He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm" All Jesus did was to rebuke the storm.
This is divine authority that they were supposed to have just being in the very presence of God, yet He had to get up from His sleep to calm a storm, that they should have had the faith to do because they were in the presence of the Prince of Peace. Had they faith and believed Jesus for who He really is, then they would have been able to calm the furious storm but they were faithless and powerless. Isaiah 26:3 (NLT), You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! It's simple, I had began to focus on the problems, and started to lose my peace. When Jesus died on the cross, and was raised up from the dead, He gave us weapons of warfare to war against the enemy. How can we underestimate what God has given us? This is why it is very important to be in the realm of God at all times. These divine weapons are effective when we walk in the Spirit of God. Ephesians 6: 10-12(NLT),"A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God's armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God's armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness". All these are keys to spiritual weapons of mass destruction against the enemy. The Word of God, but how are they used?
Pay keen attention to what the Apostle Paul was saying in His epistle to the Church in Ephesus. The first thing he advised was to be strong in the LORD. You have to be strong in the Lord. You have a real supernatural enemy fighting against you children of God. In order to fight against this enemy and his massive army, you first have to know God personally, know who is the enemy, and tactics used by the enemy. Study the enemy, strategize against the enemy. He is successfully strategizing against your soul.
There is a massive supernatural war now more than ever for souls. But at the end of that war who will be in possession of your soul? Just a quick thought. Your soul is very valuable to God and the devil knows this, and he will never give up because He cannot see the Truth for what it is because John 8:44 says there is no Truth in him. Know his battle plan. In order for you to see his battle plan, you have to be spiritually entrenched in Jesus Christ, in the Word of God. It will allow you divine and supernatural access in the Spirit realm, to see the tactics and devices of the enemy, so that you can fast and pray against the enemy in the name of Jesus Christ for the victory. This is very important because the scripture explains that the enemy is not our family or friends, or neighbours (Flesh and blood), but against the spirit that works within them. These spirits of darkness are in high authority so do not fight against the flesh, it's a spiritual battle not a natural one. You cannot fight a spiritual battle in the natural and win. 2 Cor. 10:3-4“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.” What is really fighting against you are; principalities and powers, rulers of darkness, and against spiritual wickedness in high places. In other words, you are up against satan and his kingdom. Jesus left us weapons of warfare for mass destruction against the enemy but most Sons of God are not effectively using them in the Word of God. The breastplate of righteousness is of extreme importance. This is because you have to be led by the Holy Spirit, so you must walk in God's righteousness. The Holy Spirit intercedes for you. He is constantly with you, fighting for you.
He is Constantly protecting you from the enemy. Jesus did not just leave you like this when he ascended over 2000 years ago, He left His powerful weapons to protect You from the enemy. You have divine authority over the enemy when you walk in the Word of God, according to how it asks you to. It is imperative that you do so. There is no other way. only through the Word of God, through Jesus Christ of Nazareth who died on the cross and was raised from the dead so that you and I might have eternal life in Him.