Preparing for Spiritual Warfare (Lesson 1 of 4)
We fight to overcome many difficult battles in life and most we lose because we go into battle unprepared to take on our adversary. However, our adversary come prepared to win the battle. He knows that if he is unprepared physically you will beat him with your physical strength. He also knows if he has not condition his mind to win the battle, you will beat him mentally and physically.
And finally he knows that in order for you to win, you must have faith in your God, believing on the name Jesus and that Jesus will see you through to the end because he said in his word that he would never leave or for sake you. Satin knows all that you know and he is prepared to use your own tools against you if you are not prepared to think on your feet and act quickly to adjust your original battle plans.
Therefore, preparing yourself for the spiritual warfare that is upon you, is the single most important thing you can do today. In Ephesians 6:12, it says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Now let us consider; If it were only flesh and blood we were fighting against, perhaps the battle would be much easier. However, we are wrestling against unforeseen powers that operate without boundaries or the same rules that we play by.
We know that Satin is an enemy of God. We know that he is a fallen angel, and he knows the word of God just as well as we do. We know that Satin is always sitting traps to snare us into them. We further know that Satin is always prepared to fight and win each battle he enters into.
Therefore knowing these things, what must we do? The very first thing is to make up your mind that you are going to become a soldier on the battlefield for the Lord. It is time to stop straddling the fence. It is time to become obedient and put on the whole amour of God. It is time to prepare for the battle by becoming, physical fit, mentally fit, and finally spiritually fit.
Yes, my brethren, you must be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. No longer can you just go alone just to get alone. The battle has moved into our homes, into our schools, into our churches. Satin is destroying the family. The schools have become Satins play ground and the churches his past time. Satin is all around, enjoying himself and making us all look like clowns.
Now listen to what the Holy word tells us, it says, “Stand therefore, having your lions girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: This we must do and do now if we ever expect to win the battle against Satin. (Ephesians 6:14)” In Jesus name, let us fight a good fight. Let us prepare ourselves and fight to win. Remember, as long as you are a part of the process, you are taking a step towards perfection. When you perfect the steps, you will be successful in the fight. The battle is not to the strongest are even the swift, but to those who have the patience to endure.