Entry 15 Praying for Strength to Use our Offensive Weapons Against Satan
The Kingdom of heaven suffers violence and the violent takes it by force. Prayer is a spiritual weapon of warfare against the kingdom of darkness. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, and spiritual wickedness in high place. Our offensive weapons are the word of God, the name of Jesus, and the blood of Jesus. Sometimes we have to go to the enemy’s camp and take back what he has stolen from us. For Satan comes only to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus came that we may have life and have it more abundantly. The Devil wants to steal our joy, kill our faith, a destroy our hope. He tries to steals our joy by using people and circumstances to make us sad. He attempts to kill our faith in God by trying to convince us to not wait on God, and to rely on our own strength and abilities so that we cannot please Him. For he knows without faith it is impossible to please God. The Devil tries to destroy our hope by causing us to think negatively about our lives, our present situations, and our future to influence how to live. He knows that right thinking produces right living. The good thing is that we do not have to fight him in our own strength. All we have to do is stand, and having done all, stand in the liberty wherewith Christ have made us free. We can stand on the word of God, the name of Jesus, and on the blood of Jesus. God has elevated His word above His name. At the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that he is the Lord. And without the shedding of Jesus’ blood there is no remission of sin. Satan is a defeated foe. Jesus’ death on the cross empowered Him to snatch the keys of death, hell and the grave from Satan. All we have to do is accept the authority God has given us, use it against the Devil, and walk in it daily. When we pray for divine strength, we can stand still and see the salvation of the Lord; He will wage war on the enemy. The battle is not ours, it is the Lord’s. He has already fought the battle for us and won.