Spiritual Warfare

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21

I haven’t written in a little while, and there is reason why. Not an excuse, don’t get me wrong, just a reason.

In their walk with Christ all Christians will experience the trickery, lying, and pathetic attempts the enemy (Satan) will try to use to hold us back. I have experienced these “attacks” and over the last 2 weeks in particular it has been very difficult.

A couple of years I came under attack for the first time while I was reading the Gospels. It was all new territory to me as it was the first time I had ever read what Jesus did and what he taught.

Over the last couple of weeks these attacks seem to have been moving through stages. The last week, they have been happening through people. I’m someone who seeks approval from others. It is a sickness I have identified and started to work on. Satan knows this. He uses that insecurity to drag me down through people and unfortunately I have let it happen.

I was discussing this earlier with one of my Christian brothers and he reminded me that these attacks are not a bad thing. The enemy is freaking out because now I am living in God’s will. One of the best defenses if not the best…praise God! Do not give Satan credit in any way. Do not think that “if I praise God that should shake Satan up a bit”. NO! Satan does not even deserve that recognition, at all! He is not even worth our contempt!

You might be saying, “ya but you sure are talking about the enemy alot” True. I do that for others, hoping they will recognize the struggle that is going on in their life and use the ultimate weapon, the word of God!

God is full of an unimaginable source of love and Re-enforcement it boggles the mind! Faith in God is the greatest gift of all! Praise the Lord!

If anyone else out there is having any of these attacks please do not hesitate to message me and together we will pray and bring our loving father into the mix!

Ephesians 6 10-20

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 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.  18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it

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5 responses to “Spiritual Warfare

  1. Your post is very touching and reflects what many people may experience who seek God in all honesty. There is a really nice book written by C.S.Lewis (the same who wrote Narnia) where he writes in a very humorous way about the temptations of negative forces. It is called The Screwtape Letters and is about a devil uncle who sends letters with ‘good advice’ to his nephew to turn people away from God. I really enjoyed reading it because it shows exactly all the problems we start facing when we want to walk on a spiritual path… and in the story lays a good medicine, that is to laugh about oneself from time to time and also about the negative forces that try their best to disturb us… at the end, no one is stronger than God, and if your heart is with God, than what can they do? Nothing really… Gods love is your shield and when it starts reflecting in your heart than all negative forces will start running when confronted with this Divine Love…

  2. Thought I’d check in and see how you’re doing. I am so inspired by your story, and your ability to clearly articulate what you are thinking, learning, and feeling. God is clearing using you in a very awesome way. Keep up the great work, and I will continue to follow your blog, and pray for this new mission field you are working in!!

  3. Love this post! We have a tendency to forget that the battle has already been won… we have victory over those powers of darkness through Jesus Christ… we just have to proclaim it in His name! Glad to have found your blog today and thank you for the follow! God bless you in your ministry!

  4. You haven’t blogged in awhile. I’m hoping you’re well and sober! Give us an update?????

    God bless you,

    Adrienne

  5. Kevin, I too have been going through something very similiar to what you wrote in your post. Unforntunately, I did relapse about a month ago after 2 years being clean. I just now recently started blogging again and it was really hard to come out of that darkness. But I did and I am here. I hope your are okay. I went into darkness for quite awhile and it took me about a month to come out it. I hope your okay as well, and if not, that’s okay. Just let us know your there. God bless you my friend!

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