War is Raging in the
Are you armed and ready?
It's Spiritual Warfare Time!
2 Kings chapter 6 illustrates important principles of spiritual warfare. Recorded in this portion of scripture is the story of a battle in which soldiers of the enemy nation of Syria had surrounded the town of Dothan. The Prophet Elisha was staying there. Gahazi, Elisha's servant, became fearful when he saw such a great army surrounding the town they were in. Elisha asked God to open Gehazi's spiritual eyes so he could see all the angels who were surrounding and protecting them. God actually opened Gehazi's eyes and allowed him to visibly see the mighty forces of God in position for battle.
This battle at Dothan is similar to current spiritual conditions in the Body of Christ. There are some like Elisha, who see clearly into the spiritual realm. They know they are engaged in a conflict, have identified the enemy, and have recognized the mighty forces of God that assure victory.
There are others like Gehazi who will be able to have their spiritual eyes opened, no longer fear the enemy, and not be defeated by the enemy. They just need a little spiritual teaching and encouragement.
But unfortunately, there are many people who, are spiritually sleeping. They do not even know that they are surrounded by the enemy and that the enemy is ready for attack. They do not realize that they are engaged in spiritual warfare. Without even knowing it many people just keep their heads stuck in the sand, trying to hide from their battles.
One of the most effective strategies of Satan....
...is to keep believers ignorant of his devices. In 2
Corinthians 2:11 Paul said it is important to know Satan's strategies:
"lest Satan should get an advantage of us; For we are not ignorant of
Key Principle to Counter Satan's Strategies: You must understand that all of life's battles, whether, spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, financial, or with our own or other people's personalities ARE ALL OUTWARD MANIFESTATIONS OF A SPIRITUAL CAUSE.
Although in the physical world problems, difficulties, or trials may seem to happen through the circumstances, the basis of these battles is in the spirit world. (The Biblical story of Job chapters 1-2 confirms this principle.)
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