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The Secret Victory in Spiritual Warfare
Author: Creflo Dollar
In spiritual warfare, we may be tempted to do things our own way. However, God wants us to rely on His Word. When we submit ourselves to Him, He will give us more and more grace. His grace is what gives us victory in spiritual warfare. To gain and maintain victory during spiritual warfare, we must not allow the enemy to cause us to become fearful, condemned, or distracted.
- In spiritual warfare, our success is a result of our total dependence on God, not ourselves (Ephesians 6:10-12, AMP).
- We draw our strength from God. Through our union with Him, we remain strong.
- To “put on God’s whole armor” means to put on His Word, establishing ourselves in our new identity in Christ (Ephesians 6:11, AMP).
- We don’t wrestle against human beings, but “against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere” (Ephesians 6:12, AMP).
- God resists the proud, but He gives more and more grace to the humble (James 4:6, 7, AMP; 1 Peter 5:5-7).
- In spiritual warfare, prideful people insist on doing things their way.
- However, His grace is what causes us to be victorious in spiritual warfare.
- A humble person submits to God’s Word and His plan.
- “So be subject to God. Stand firm against the devil; resist him, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7, AMP).
- We can cast our cares on God because He cares for us. Worry indicates that we do not trust Him (1 Peter 5:7).
- Our enemy, Satan, has no defense against a person who depends on the grace of God (2 Corinthians 12:8, 9, AMP).
- As a roaring lion, the devil seeks people to devour. However, there are Christians whom He cannot devour (1 Peter 5:8).
- Those who can’t be devoured by the enemy are those who are submitted to God’s grace.
- The “roar” of the devil is designed to put fear and terror in us.
- The enemy tries to impersonate God to make us think God is angry with us.
- However, God has made a covenant with us to never pour down His wrath upon us (Isaiah 54:9).
- God has given us favor (Proverbs 19:12).
- We are new creatures in Christ, old things have passed away (2 Corinthians 5:17, 18, AMP).
- Satan tries to cause us to feel like we are not worthy of God’s precious gifts.
- He tries to condemn us when we do something wrong.
- He uses the law to strengthen our temptation to sin (1 Corinthians 15:56).
- He wants us to believe that God is keeping good things from us (Genesis 3:1).
- However, there are many places in the Bible that show that God is gracious and generous (Genesis 2:16).
- He freely gives good gifts to His children.
- “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).
- God is not holding back any good from us. We can place our complete trust in Him because He has given us right standing with Himself.
- We no longer have to feel condemned or guilty over our sins now that we are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).
- Ephesians 6:10-12, AMP
James 4:6, 7, AMP
1 Peter 5:5-8
2 Corinthians 12:8, 9, AMP
2 Corinthians 5:17,18, AMP
1 Corinthians 15:56
Romans 8:1, 32
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