Resistance Is Not Futile

Waking up this morning with the phone ringing reminds me again… we are in a spiritual battle! Its a familiar voice and an all too familiar story. Every single day, there is a battle raging in the spirit realm for the heart of each individual person, society, and the world as a whole.

 God is trying to draw us toward Himself and righteousness.

Our Helper, the Holy Spirit broods over us to influence our consistent fellowship with our Heavenly Father, so that His blessings can be enjoyed and released through our lives. God’s Word invites us as believers to listen for the voice of God, wait for the leadership of Heaven and follow the ancient paths that released generational blessing and freedom (Jer 6:16). 

 At the same time, Satan is trying to steal our hearts away from God, because he wants this generation.

It is an all-out battle against the Lord and His Kingdom. The enemy of our soul is spewing out the most vile garbage and corruption he can, in order to pollute, deceive and release shame into our lives.

Most of us (even Christians) don’t recognize the intense battle being waged all around us each and every day (Eph 6:10-12).

 We don’t take note of the spiritual significance of our choices, words, and actions… so we reap what we have sown. We are unaware of how our actions or lack of action, determines our present attitude and our future success. Functionally we either yield to God and release His blessing into this generation or we yield to Satan and release sin and death, broken-ness and every curse imaginable (Rom. 6:16).

 The Devil is a schemer and aims to control us without our awareness. He is a master of deception and he can get us to yield our wills without our knowing. He simply uses our emotions. His greatest advantage is our ignorance and passivity toward the battle. Satan twists Truth so that it sounds reasonable and honorable among a culture. Our national appeal toward tolerance is a good example of this concept.

If we choose to believe God’s Word, we will discover the value of the ancient paths the Prophet Jeremiah alludes to and recognize what’s happening in the spirit realm today, toward this generation. We can begin to shift the focus of our energy and become a resource of Godly wisdom and Truth. Cooperating with God will manifest His power and blessings.

 The Bible exhorts us to: “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (Jms 4:7).

Resistance is not futile… it is our life in Christ.

 Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. The revelation of God’s Word has the power to transform our life and the lives of all who see the Kingdom modelled before them. As we begin to understand and exercise our authority as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, Satan will flee and God’s power and blessings will manifest in our generation more than ever.

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