This article was first published on the Kehila News website
here March 16th 2018.
As followers of Yeshua all of us
go through seasons of increased spiritual attack, which can unsettle us if
we don't know how to respond. Because Satan hates God, he also hates
you and me. His hatred manifests through temptations, lies, fear, sickness,
division and more. From God's perspective, He allows these attacks to
test us, strengthen us and then lead us to victory so His character and
kingdom can be advanced in and through us.
As we approach Yeshua's return, spiritual warfare will increase to an
unprecedented level (Revelation 12:7-17), which means we must be watchful
and persevering now in preparation. The good news is that together with
Yeshua we will have the ultimate victory! In the meantime, when we come
under heavy fire from the enemy, doing these six things will help us come
through "the valley of the shadow of death" in victory.
When we come into agreement with the enemy we empower him to wreak havoc in
our lives. By repenting of our sin and breaking agreement with the enemy we
seal off access points for demonic attacks. But don't stop there:
repentance leads to forgiveness, and forgiving those who have wronged us
cuts off even more of Satan's access to our lives.
2. Stay in Community
Cody Archer Revive Israel
In John 10, Satan comes like a wolf to scatter and isolate the sheep. There
is safety when we stay submitted and connected to the spiritual family God
has placed us in (Hebrews 10:25). I recently was experiencing intense
spiritual attack against my mind and asked two of my leaders to pray with
me. Through their prayers I had a breakthrough that I was not able to gain
on my own.
3. Stay in the Word
Ephesians 6:17 tells us that the Word of God is a sword, an offensive
weapon. The Roman sword Paul mentions was a short dagger that was not
only effective against physical enemies but was also used to remove arrows
from wounded soldiers. In other words, we use the Word of God to fight and
minister to ourselves and others. Meditating in God's word cleanses us
(Ephesians 5:26), lights our path (Psalms 119:105) and guides us in purity
4. Speak in Faith
Often it is not enough to internally meditate on God's Word, but in
faith we need to speak the truth of it into our circumstances. Words
transform the atmosphere around us. We speak the truth to combat the
enemy's lies. In faith we declare what God says about us, has done
for us in the past, and is about to do.
5. Keep Worshipping
Don't get distracted by the enemy and make him bigger than he really
is. Keep God and His greatness at the center of your attention. When under
attack you won't feel like worshipping, but do the opposite of how you
feel! Come to Him with thanksgiving and enter into His presence with praise
(Psalms 100). Worship your way into the truth. Pray much in the spirit.
Laugh your way into the joy of the Lord. Sing, dance, and make a joyful
sound unto the Lord.
6. Keep Standing
One of the most important Scriptures about resisting spiritual attack is
Ephesians 6:10-18. We are exhorted to put on our spiritual armor so that we
can stand against the attacks of the devil. Standing means we are
determined to not give up ground. If we turn and run from the battle not
only do we lose ground but we also leave our back exposed to more fiery
darts. Attacks will come in various forms at different times, but if we
stand steady in the power of the Lord's might we will win!
to support the vision of Revive Israel.
There have been comments to this article ...
7:54pm 03May18, Greg Bowlby: I am currently dealing with the heaviest spiritual battle in my
70 years, Thank you for these words. I will post them for daily
3:14am 04May18, Bol Yoal Toch: Thanks Cody,I appreciatively read your article, and i will do all
these six steps to protect myself. I will print this article and
I will share it with all the members of our Congregation, hope it
will help them.
6:45am 04May18, Ann Neufeld: Very encouraging as we face great opportunities to witness which
equal the opportunities of failure if we don't speak in faith and
4:39pm 10May18, Lynda Strutt: As a baby Christian with Interschool Christian Fellowship I was
the only student who entered a contest on the Christian soldier
described by Ephesians 6 so this article resonates with me.
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