Not Against Flesh and Blood

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Eph 6:10-12 NKJ)

How often do we get drawn into some drama, or argument when we should realize where the source of the problem is coming from? We forget that the adversary that seek to steal our peace and joy, kill those relationships and destroy churches is not the person sitting next to you, but those powers that are located in the heavenly realms.

To fight this battle you need to put on the whole armor, not part, of God.  Only then when you’re filled with the Spirit and praying will you ever gain the victory.  Also, don’t forget to stand!  Sitting or lying down are positions of defeat, stand up and fight.  Jesus has already won the victory; we just have to appropriate it.

About Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.
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