Understanding Spiritual Warfare

 Ephesians 6:12 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.

We begin the year recognizing that we first have to understand we are in a spiritual war. The greatest trick the devil pulled was convincing us he does not exist. It is hard to believe something that you cannot see. However, because you cannot see it, does not mean it is not real. There are those who don’t want to entertain the idea of being at war with the devil.  They attribute the activity to casting out demons, writhing on the floor, etc. Though that can happen, the everyday battles that we fight are just as real.

Keith Green, a Christian song writer, wrote, “I [Satan] used to have to sneak around. But now they just open their doors. No one’s looking for my tricks because no one believes in me anymore.” Whatever way you have been dealing with the enemy, you have to take it to the next level.

At the next level we know better and we do better.
At the next level we can live victoriously.
At the next level we will war on the behalf of others.

20 thoughts on “January”
  1. Here is a comment sent to me via email. I thought it would be helpful to others.:

    You pegged the battle of my home with your description of a teen. Please pray for my daughter and peace for us. Lift up my 17 year old twins. Satan wants to pluck them from the Father’s HAND.

    1. Good morning,
      With the Lord’s help I made it through the teen years with my children.
      For me, my daughter was the so difficult. Seek the Lord for guidance on
      the words you use, your reactions and the decisions you make. More
      importantly, be strong in the convictions that God gives you. The most
      important thing you have to do is be consistent in your decision making
      and how you handle conflict. Keep them in the presence of the Lord and
      under the word. Establish a time when all of you pray together. Be
      Blessed.

  2. This Blog has blessed me so much you said that you was going on with me right now please continue to pray I need a supernatural Miracle right now and I’m believing God for one I’m standing on his word that whatsoever I ask that he will give it to me.

    1. I have been praying since you posted and this is what the Lord gave me. My prayer for you is that you will seek the Lord, in this time, for revelation about what He is doing in your life.
      1. Either there is a characteristic that you have that needs to be developed more and this situation will do that.
      2. There is a characteristic that you have that God wants you to get rid of. This situation will cause you to see it.
      3. There is a characteristic that you do not have that this situation will birth in you.
      Ask Him. He will answer. It could be one or all three of the things going on at the same time.

  3. This Blog has blessed me so much you said that you was going on with me right now please continue to pray I need a supernatural Miracle right now and I’m believing God for one I’m standing on his word that whatsoever I ask that he will give it to me

  4. Hi Pastor Pam! I have truly been blessed from your reading. May God continue to work through you and bless you.
    Thanks, Sister Cathay

    1. Thank you so much. I am blessed and God is glorified when you are blessed. Continue to read. Each month will bring you into a deeper experience with the Lord.

  5. Good morning Elder Russell,
    I have been reading your devotionals; each and every one of them. I’m a lover of the word, so I’ve enjoyed what God has given you to share. I’ve been impacted and influenced by them.
    Thank you for the love.

  6. This is true, we are in war. I have been grieving over love ones who have fallen in battle. It’s hard for me to look at them in sin, but I know I have to continue to encourage them. Lord give me strength.

    1. As you live before them you want them to come to recognize the difference God is making in your life and how you respond. The day may come for them to say they want what you want.

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