When you are in the battle, you are tired and worn. You are sad and sometimes depressed. Overwhelm can be your state of being.
But, did you know that THIS is the exact moment that God has given you the authority you need to overcome this struggle? Think of it! When soldiers are at war, they do not give up in the heat of battle. They keep fighting hard with the goal of WINNING! They know if they retreat, they will be defeated. God has equipped us to conquer the enemy.
If you are in a panic driven moment of crisis or pain, this is the moment to pick up the Sword of Faith, YOUR BIBLE, and begin to take your authority over Satan and his demons, telling them to remove themselves and not return. You speak the Word of God and declare it over your life. You draw your line in the sand and tell the enemy he cannot move forward to your territory.
Ephesians 6:13-17 says,
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.
With every element of your Godly armor in place, do one more thing........begin to cleanse your life of anything that might be in common with the demonic. It could be unforgiveness, bitterness, sexual sin, gluttony, anger, disbelief, gossip, selfishness, impurity, foul language, laziness, hatred, rebellion or any other sins. As long as you have not repented of these sins, for you and for your ancestors, the demonic has a legal right to attack you. So, do not give them ground. Cleanse yourself before the Lord, repenting to him and moving forward. This is the beginning of becoming anointed and equipped to get the enemy out of your life.
So, even though at this moment, you may be in despair, YOU ARE NOT HELPLESS! Jesus has given you all you need to break the strongholds off of you. Forget how you feel and KNOW that God's truth says He came to give you life and life more abundantly. You must accept that and THANK HIM! As you thank Him and praise His Name, you will see the power of God fill you. The Word says His Spirit inhabits our praises! And, as you speak His Word over your mind, it WILL be renewed and made new!
Your thinking will change! Replace any negative thought with His Word and do that daily. In 30 days your thought process will be different! And, your response to trials will be STRENGTH! I am praying for all of you in the battle, knowing our God will walk with you as you obey Him and walk in His power.