NEW LEVELS, NEW DEVILS
As we walk through life, we never know who God will place upon our path to minister to. During my path today, God put me in contact with a mother and daughter… both crying and broken. The daughter had just received upsetting news from her doctor. This beautiful young lady was crying and saying that so many things had gone wrong since she started college. Well, this opened the door for a discussion of spiritual warfare. In our talk, she informed me that she is now president of one of her university’s Christian youth ministries, and she is now on her church’s board and running their entire media program. This young lady is reaching out to many through her walk with Christ. Her mother recently left an emotionally abusive marriage, and they are both moving forward with God leading their paths into a deeper relationship with Him. I was able to pray with them for total healing and restoration. Then these words came to me for them…
NEW LEVELS, NEW DEVILS…
They were able to see the spiritual warfare that has surrounded them and understood that it was a battle that they needed to learn to fight as they advance in the Kingdom. It is a very important lesson that we all need to learn.
As we seek a deeper relationship with God, the enemy comes against us more to kill, steal and destroy. The spiritual attacks increase, and we have to be prepared everyday to fight this battle for we do not fight against flesh and blood but against the dark rulers of evil. We have to put on the Armor of God everyday and fight the good fight while walking in faith as Children of God. Yes, new levels means new devils and more warfare… But Christ has already overcome the world and He lives within us so there is nothing that we can’t overcome through Christ. We have to walk by faith, not by sight.
Ephesians 6:11-17… “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 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.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. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
Dear Lord, we thank You that You have equipped us to fight this battle and ask You to draw us into a deeper relationship with You. Protect us from harm. Guide our paths and orchestrate our lives. Bring healing and restoration to our lives. Help us to walk in faith, not by sight as we declare Your promises, Your Words to us, and walk in the fullness of blessings that you have in store for us… in Jesus’ amen. Amen.