Monday, May 17, 2010
What is Spiritual Warfare, why do we need it? Why would Jesus tell us to bind and loose if He took care of it all at the cross? I'll be sharing the importance of the application... the appropriation for what Jesus did here on this episode of hearingGod.
Spiritual warfare is the next step for a spirit-filled, born again overcomer. It is one thing to believe the promises of God, but an overcomer steps into the ministry of Jesus... doing what He did, and even 'greater works than these'.
Spiritual warfare is simply the implementation or the applying of the blood of Jesus, and the application, with authority, regarding of the word of God. It is you saying 'I only do what I see the Father doing'. It is NOT in running around picking fights with the devil... which is a dangerous contrivance of the flesh. If God doesn't lead, you will not succeed!
A spiritual warrior realizes what this statement means: "Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do". That we war not against flesh and blood, but powers and principalities... that evil spirits influence people, cities and nations... and that we, in the power of His blood, have His authority to bind the demonic from operating, and loose the things that align with the Spirit of God here on earth.
When a person can understand that humans are influenced by spirits, fear can be overcome. "What can man do to me?" (Psa 56:11, Psa 118:6) This of course does not make us 'above the law' of common sense... If we stray away from seeking His will and in doing only what we see the Father doing... we will reap the consequences of presumption.
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