“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:” Ephesians 6:17 KJV
Once upon a time, long-long ago in a world that feels like a memory, I went to Sunday school. We would play a game called ‘sword drills’ and we would compete to see who could find a verse fastest in our Bible. I quickly learned that tabs and place markers slowed people down and because I was highly competitive I memorized the books of the Bible in order. Today, I click a button on a screen and the verse comes up – those sword drills were for naught.
I wish I had lessons in sword fights.
When the enemy comes up against me – how do I recognize him? Do I fight? What should we do?
A month ago I posted ‘Gracious Armor’ a post devoted to verses to use when swinging your sword! Just keep in mind that you need the full armor of God (have you read the Word and prayed?) And remember we battle NOT against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers. I refer back to that post to grab some of those scriptures quickly.
Where ever the Coronavirus goes, fear goes. Fear isn’t a small demonic force as we have seen in my posts about overcoming it – and if you go outside; maybe it’s even in your house? The spirit of fear is a big bad principality and power. This is the kind that takes over territories. This is the kind that gets pushed back ONLY by united prayer and fasting.
Everyone keeps saying it just feels different – I have said since day one: “I know this spirit – it is fear”. No one listens to the Aspbie (one who has Asperger’s syndrome) who doesn’t process fear like the rest of the world. WE NEED TO PRAY UNITED AGAINST IT – it needs to be pressed back. I hear prayers for the virus to be pushed back, but that isn’t the right prayer. The right prayer is to push back the fear.
OK – so I am stepping out a little further than normal on this post. Please forgive me and stick with me here. It isn’t easy to step out of one’s comfort zone. If I am crazy, then it is Christ in me who is crazy.
Also I need to speak to Covid-19 – it is a blood issue. We need to pray for the blood to be cleansed and iron to be protected and for the oxygen to get to the organs. Covid-19 comes like a thief to kill and steal the iron, and destroy the body by suffocating the organs. It does attack everyone but it is most successful with a specific blood type and people who have anemia. The Black and Latino numbers are going up and people are saying they have failed to socially distance, however they also have a population with sickle cell anemia. This isn’t a science blog – I will not be siting scientific research. Just asking you pray for The Blood to clean the blood – total healing.
I am stepping out in faith and sharing because I believe the time is short – and because I know God showed me these things. Let him get the Glory!
Let’s take up our Swords and fight this. Lets get on our knees, quote healing and power and fight the good fight.
First against the spirit in the people who think I have gone too far with my daily reading and praying and testifying: Get behind me Satan!
“But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” Matthew 16:23 KJV
Side note – ooooo savor the Word of God. MmmmMmmmMmmm so Good (the God given kind of Good!)
Please, please, please love the sheep and do not engage in a fight with a person. We are to LOVE one another – love your enemy – love the person. Otherwise you have done evilly.
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21 NIV
We must balance all things – like our fight in the spirit with the love in the world towards others. And as Jesus points out – balance the actions with focus on the prize – don’t rejoice because we have authority over the devils – but because our names are written in The Lamb’s Book of Life.
“17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. 18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:17-20 KJV
But how many times has Jesus said watch and pray for his return? Are we looking up? Are we waiting for his second coming – rejoicing – are we ready? Here again in the verses above Jesus is reminding us – that heaven is the goal. Keep your eyes on the prize. Fighting off demonic things can also be a distraction from the enemy.
Romans 13:11 KJV “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.”
Admittedly – this post is outside my comfort zone. I am comfortable speaking with God about such things. But I am sure I sound crazy to you. This is for the Glory of God, through Christ Jesus who has not told me I am crazy. But my reputation is in his hands.
“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 NIV
He is greater!
He makes me study about truly submitting to him (yesterday’s post) then he tells me to spout off like a radical loon. I cannot even say I am sorry.
“And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak.” 1 Kings 22:14 KJV
If I am not speaking the Bible or taking it out of context, if I am not serving the Lord and living according to his principals, if I am not being obedient to God – Then please do not read my blog. Test the spirits, friends, make sure they are of God.
“17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. 19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. 20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.” Romans 16:17-20 KJV
Get behind me Satan or get beneath my feet. I don’t have time right now for your hindrances. There is much work to be done and the time is short.
“Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 NIV
Oh Lord, please terry one more night that my friends and family might be saved before your return! (btw, if you are wondering why he isn’t here yet – it’s me – I am praying this while praying for the unsaved).
~Grace be with you ~Thank you for reading ~ be healthy and blessed ~ Pray for our nation ~ pray Psalm 91 ~