Have your heard? There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out all fear.
Where is God, who is love?
God is love. He is also the Word. God has embodied himself in the Word. The Word spells destruction to all evil; God is greater than all Evil.
Therefore, he that dwells in love is master of all situations. This means that as we dwell in the Word (which is God), we are automatically living in love. We have no fear, for example, we are over every sickness, ours is a perfect redemption.
Psalm 91 states; he that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God, in Him will I trust.
Be conscious of this: though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5.
Can you tell that the real battle is not intellectual brilliance or technical superiority?
It is spiritual power, not according to the flesh – but according to the spirit as stated in Zechariah 4:6 NKJV “not by might nor by power, but by my spirit says the Lord of Hosts.”
We need to know the rules of war, the battle plans, the nature of our enemy, the resources at our disposal and the best tactics to employ them. In short, how to engage the war spiritually.
How has the Kingdom of Heaven been forcefully advancing?
Answer: "By men that lay hold of it." Matthew 11:12 “and from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.”
MOVING INTO BATTLE
We have assurance and final victory due to the fact Satan and all his armies defeated on the cross. Colossians 2:15 NKJV “there (at the cross) Jesus having disarmed principalities and powers. He made a public spectacle of them” I Peter 3:22 states of Jesus, who is gone to Heaven, and is on the right hand of God: Angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.”
Jesus said: “Father why have you forsaken me?” (Matt 27:46) Jesus was carrying the sins of the world at that moment. His pure and sinless blood was the "all time" covering for mankind, and that was the moment that God and His Son had ever separated for all eternity, for God can't look on sin, and Jesus had it all on him for man. At (The Cross) the mission of Jesus was complete, His blood shed. Thank you, Jesus!
Had Satan known, then he would have tried to defeat Jesus in every way he could.
I Corinthians 2:8 “which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
This verse answers many of the Christians questions, can Satan read my mind? The answer is no; this scripture points out that no demon or Satan could read their minds, nor can do it today. They can’t read your thoughts. They can bring oppression to your mind in a great way.
Any evil force trying to oppress you won't know your position until you bring a demonstration. It is not until you speak it or your body language (or any other way) is shown by action(s).
One of the best ways to overcome the enemy at this point of attack is to speak out in a prayerful tone and quote scripture, plead the blood over yourself, and the place or location where you are at that time.
You can say things like; “I am glad I have complete control over the enemy.” According to Luke 10:19. You are not acknowledging the attack to your mind; you are just coming out and saying; I plead the blood over my mind, my business, my family, my finances and so forth.
Isn't it going to be a comfortable victory during our walk whereby we are celebrating continuously? Acts 14:22 NKJV “we must through many tribulations enter the Kingdom of God” no warrior expects to win a battle without an opponent, pain, suffering, difficulty, or discouragement.
Jesus had delegated to us spiritual authority and the resources we need to handle spiritual warfare.
Jesus proclaimed himself in the beginning in Luke 4:18-21 (refer to this) that He had the anointing. He began a clear pattern of ministry, and it repeats itself wherever He went.
Next week starts part one, we will dig in a little deeper. Blessings to you!
Overseer, Mission Wildfire International