One of the biggest issues in today’s Church is that we have strayed from the nitty-gritty truth found in the Bible in an effort to accommodate everyone and not to offend anyone. We pick and choose what we want to preach and teach and more often than not we opt for “feel-good-messages” instead of the whole story.
Don’t get me wrong, I like messages I can agree with wholeheartedly, that make me feel good and give me hope. But there came a point when my world seemed to collapse and although reciting scriptures like Romans 8:28 or Jeremiah 29:11 helped to get me through some of the most difficult times of my life, it also seemed to just not be enough anymore.
I felt the urge to do more, to stand up and fight back but I had no idea if that was even possible. A woman in my church reached out to me at that point and began to teach me about Spiritual Warfare. That’s what started my journey as the call that God had placed on my life began to get louder and louder. The call to help others, to teach the saints, and to show you how you, too, can fight back when the enemy tries to wreak havoc in your life.
“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Ephesians 6:11
Jesus didn’t just die for us on the cross so that we could have eternal life but also so we could be set free: “The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,” (Luke 4:18).
So the next time you feel the devil is trying to come into your life, steal from you, kill, and destroy (see John 10:10), remember that you are not helpless.
You have been given the armor of God as well as spiritual weapons. It is time to learn how to use them!