DRESS FOR BATTLE – WE ARE IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE
When we battle with powers and principalities in the spiritual realm, we are going beyond the surface manifestations. Look at your hands. These hands have to go beyond the surface in intercession, in prayer, in travail, in the power of the Holy Ghost and get hold of these things at the root cause, defeating them and destroying them. We are talking about producing power, not just blessings. Blessings will not do the job that we are talking about.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
We are in warfare and our battle is spiritual! Most of our activity in the ministry is surface. It deals only with the exterior. We have not fully learned that our battle is not with flesh and blood…. We war against principalities and powers and spiritual wickedness which are in the high places of the earth. 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Eph. 6:10-12 KJV.
Until you win your personal battles against fear and any other demon spirits, you’re in no shape to get into the real war for other souls. Don’t be deceived. Wars are made up of many battles. After your first battle is won, you can expect Satan to try to reclaim lost territory by attacking you in three vital areas: your mind, your emotions, and your will. 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Tim. 1:7. God has equipped you with all that you need to do it. 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19. Jesus gave us His Word. 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds). 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Cor. 10:4-5.
However, the moment you choose to stand and resist, you establish a turning point in the war. No longer are you merely Satan’s pawn to push around. You are someone to contend with, because with Jesus Christ, you come to win the battle. We have to be dressed for battle.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
REMINDER: DRESS FOR BATTLE – WE ARE IN A SPIRITUAL WARFARE!!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you.
Prophetess Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”