“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” (Ephesians 6:12).
But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Corinthians 2:14).
In life there will be countless physical trials and challenges to overcome, but we too often neglect the spiritual. Successfully navigating the obstacle course of life, isn’t based on your physicality or ingenuity. It is not luck or happenstance that pulls you through the fire of adversity, nor will your physical strength guarantee you victory over your circumstances. It is your spiritual knowledge, wisdom and fortitude that will determine your success in the end. Unfortunately, most people shy away from discussions about spiritual matters, and they downplay the significance of spirituality; but why? Is it because the intangibles are not quantifiable, and can often be downright uncomfortable to discuss? Is it because, the invisible things cannot be experienced with our five senses? Most would rather attack a problem physically, than to depend on things outside of their control, but what happens if their problem is and has always been spiritual.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” (Proverbs 9:10)
“The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.” (1 Corinthians 3:19)
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7)
Spiritual Being Before a Human Being
“God formed man from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath (spirit) of life, and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7). Man as spirit, existed long before becoming flesh. The knowledge taught in this earth, is to make man forget the essence of who he really is, is spiritual. The architect of this satanic plot has been largely successful, in that not only has man forgotten himself, but who he is in The Most High. From Big Bang, Evolution, to the earth being a spinning ball, it is all to hide the Almighty in His creation. We have forgotten that every good gift and perfect gift comes from The Almighty (James 1:17). So while man marvels at his accomplishments, God is an afterthought. It seems to me that, science exists not to reveal God to his people, but to propel man above his Creator.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:” (Ephesians 1:3-4)
Your Blessings Are Spiritual
God blessed us with all spiritual blessings in Christ before we were ever born. “We did not choose Him, but he chose us” (John 15:16). Even in our mother’s womb, he knew us (Jeremiah 1:5) and the “very hairs on our head are all numbered” (Matthew 10:30). “There is none else like Him and He declares our ending from our beginning” (Isaiah 46: 9-10). Many mistakenly believe they and they alone, are in control of their destinies. They trust in their pastors, doctors, governments, politicians, the news, etc. without question. However, where is The Most High on their list? The Word tells us to trust in God, not on our own understanding, and he will direct our paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6)
For on the first day He created the heavens which are above and the earth and the waters and all the spirits which serve before him and all the spirits of his creatures which are in the heavens and on the earth” (Jubilees 2:2)
The Spiritual Rules the Physical
Life would be so different, if people understood the role the spirit realm plays in their daily lives. We empower Spirit beings (both angels and demons) based on how we live. Genesis 1 tells us that the Most High gave mankind dominion on this earth. However, Satan and his band of demons have managed, through covert means, to subdue man as a result of his sin. There is nothing new under the sun, but mankind has not learned from Adam and Eve’s mistake and their eventual fall. As we know, sin is the transgression of God’s Law (which is spiritual). When we break God’s law, whether willingly or ignorantly, our spiritual hedge of protection breaks and Satan gains entry. Once he has access, he and his demons attack us spiritually. The effects of the attacks will penetrate spiritually and eventually manifest physically if not addressed spiritually.
“But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.” (Matthew 13:25)
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:” (1 Peter 5:8)
Are You Properly Suited Up For Battle!
Whether we accept it or not, our battle will always be spiritual. If it were not so, the Word of God would not have admonished us to spiritually suit up for battle! The adversary is always on the prowl for souls to do his bidding. He has legions of demons under his command whose sole purpose is to get us to go against The Almighty. Their success lies in keeping mankind blinded to their covert operations, allowing them to gain actionable intelligence. They know God’s Law and they use mankind’s ignorance or dismissal of the law against them. While we expel energy fighting against one another and the Law, they gain easy access without counterattack. Breaking God’s law is what empowers the evil spirits against us. The only way the Enemy can launch a successful attack against us, is to convince us to sin.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” (Isaiah 54:17)
Launching a Successful Counter-Attack
Being properly suited with the whole armor of God, is only part of our protection. The Enemy, who is persistent, launches his arrows against us spiritually, waiting and hoping that eventually they will land. To ensure our armor is impenetrable and that we conserve energy on the battlefield, we must be righteous. What good would it be to have on the whole amour, only to ignorantly or willfully live in sin? I mean, we might as well be naked and defenseless waving the white flag of surrender! We must stand firmly on God’s Word, for it is our only protection. No bombs or automatic weapons will do. Our righteousness and speaking God’s Word over our circumstances, not only enables our Angels to fight on our behalf. It also puts the Enemy to flight. God’s Word is our sword in the spirit and we have to become proficient in welding it.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)
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