Today one of my closest friends posted a status on Facebook that she was under attack today by the enemy, left and right. She was chewed out by one woman after she gave her some advice, someone had posted a very negative review of her book online, and another woman criticized my friend’s pic proudly showing her new tiny size after an amazing weight loss journey. She also got hit with a migraine which was making her throw up. (This list doesn’t include the other traumatic things which have happened throughout her life!)
What do you do when you’re under spiritual attack like this?
As created human beings, we have no power ourselves to fight Satan and his legion of demons. We can’t use earthly weapons to fight spirits. But as believers in Christ, we have powerful weapons of spiritual warfare that we can use against him to defeat him.
The Bible tells us in Cor. 10:3-5, “It is true, we live in a body of flesh. But we do not fight like people of the world. We do not use those things to fight with that the world uses. We use the things God gives to fight with and they have power. Those things God gives to fight with destroy the strong-places of the devil. We break down every thought and proud thing that puts itself up against the wisdom of God. We take hold of every thought and make it obey Christ.”
The most powerful weapons we have are:
- faith in Christ
- The Word of God
- Worship of God
- The blood of Jesus, our testimony, and denying self.
Satan can’t stand against your faith in Jesus when you are covered in the blood of Jesus. He may try to attack you, but no weapon formed against you will prosper. (Isaiah 54:17)
When Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness, the weapon Jesus chose was the Word of God. (Mark 9:1-13)
In the Garden of Gethsamane, Jesus prayed so he would be able to face his final hour of distress on earth at the Cross to fulfill God’s Divine purpose. (Mark 14:32-42)
The army of Israel was led by the worshippers marching around Jericho before the walls fell down. (Joshua 5:13-6:27)
You have all these weapons and more to defeat the enemy, no matter what battle you are facing. The battle belongs to the Lord! (2 Chronciles 20:15)
You can learn more about women and spiritual warfare in my ebook, The Hands of a Woman: Everyday Women In Everyday Battles.
On January 31 at 7 p.m. Central Time, I’ll be speaking about women and spiritual warfare on my friend Tony Robinson’s Well Watered Woman Talk Radio show. You can tune into the show at here. We’d love to see you in the chat room!