To explain just a little about this war, it began a long time ago but people including the churches have just ignored it. The truth is it has always been with us since the time of Adam and Eve. We read about all of the times the enemy attacked God’s people and left a trail of destruction in his path. People would turn from God and in the interim would be destroyed for their lack of faith and their belief in God.
Today is no different than back in the time of Moses and others. We still reap the judgements that the enemy wants to throw at us, but there is one change that they did not have or consider back then, we have Jesus Christ who came and died on a cross just for us because of his love for us. The battle’s continue and Jesus is there fighting them for us, if we will allow it. We have run into a problem, with our faith, with our worship, and most of all in our trust in God. You might ask, why would you even say that? The answer is very simple; we have become so comfortable with our surroundings that we spend more time for ourselves and less and less time with our Savior. Hard fact, but very true! We are so attuned to what the world is doing that for most there is a fear of what this group will do or what that group will do and there is a fear in most people’s hearts. Not the fear of the Lord but the fear of man.
God says, “the battle lines have been established and the war is about to begin”. Though we have heard that one day he will return, we have not seen it to this day, we think there is plenty of time. We couldn’t be more wrong in our thinking than that. The enemy has gathered his army and is attacking families like never before. There has never been an outbreak of diseases like cancer and other life threatening diseases before. Literally hundreds of people are dying each day from the abuse of drugs because the thoughts and the actions of people are saying it is alright and that drug use will decrease if we make it legal. Young people are being exploited by those who seek to destroy and/or kill them. The enemy is running rampant and therefore the battle is here.
What do we do now? The simple answer would be “pray” and that is exactly what we should do, but, more important than that is to be specific in our prayers. Don’t just throw out a blanket prayer that says “oh God save us from the enemy, keep us protected”. No, be specific; take it to the next level. First, give God all of the glory and praise. Next be specific about the attacks in your life and take them into the courts of God and ask him to nullify them and then take authority over the enemy as God directs you. You have the power, because it was given to you by Jesus, “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it”. (John 14:12-14)
If you want the actions of God then you must hit your knees and pray like never before. The enemy is not going to relent and for the most part he will only strengthen in his actions. But God! The war that has been waged will soon and forever more be fought with the enemy destroyed and those who know Jesus as their Lord and Savior will be victorious. What about all of those who don’t know Jesus as their Lord and Savior? I have family members who don’t and friends who don’t, what happens to them? Good questions, but the Bible is very specific and it left nothing untouched. In John 14:6, Jesus told us how to receive salvation and nothing short of that will be accepted. Not good works, not association with Christians, nothing but what Jesus outlined for us. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. Direct and to the point! The Bible is the anointed Word of God and it gives us instructions that we are to follow without reservations but in total and complete obedience.
It is never too late, but, God has said that he is coming back and set his people free from the attacks of the enemy. The war is about here, so, now is the time to get ready, not at our convenience, NOW! Face down seeking God with everything that is within us. Crying out for God to first change our lives to what he wants and secondly asking for his mighty hand to move swiftly and with authority.
I am not sure about you, but like it says in Joshua 24:15, “but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." Our prayers will be heard by God and he will respond just like he said. Our prayers will prevail and we will see the righteousness of God in our lives.
“Father, I bow before you and ask you to forgive me. Search my heart God and purify it casting out everything that does not belong there. I repent Lord for all of the things in my life that have not been in accordance with what you would have for me. God, I also ask you to go all the way back in my bloodline and I repent of anything that is there that is not pleasing to you. Nullify all of the wrong doings, all of the acts against you and all of the actions of my family line. God forgive them and break that chain in my life. God give us the strength and ability to fight this war to the very end. Satan has no hold on us anymore and in your court we will see him loose the battle in the Name of Jesus.
Father, I ask you to speak into the lives of my family and my friends that if they don’t know you they will have a revelation of who you are and then give me the opportunity to share with them what you have anointed me to do. Jesus, watch over my friends and family and prepare them Lord. Father, I love you with a love like no other and give you the permission to change everything about me and I surrender to you completely.”
In the name of Jesus, Amen!