12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. – Ephesians 6:12
The world wants us to believe that we have to be afraid of a being with red horns and a pitchfork- the evil one ( the devil/satan). A being that looks scary. But the Word of God clearly describes what we truly fight against.
I thought about this today because I thought about all the times I went against God and why and how. I realized, I never saw or was attacked by some scary being. To be honest, as scary as it would be you will know to fight it off. You will know to rebuke that monster. No, the enemy is smarter than that. So… he often comes as the very thing we want the most. A relationship, a career opportunity, a fun night out, a drink, a new hit song, friends and family, even a “fellow Christian” etc. Our guard tends to be lowered or even non existent in those areas. A wide open gate for satan to waltz right in- to plant seeds and to destroy the good fruits that have grown in you during your walk with Christ.
This is why the spirit of discernment and wisdom are so important. The Holy Spirit peeps game waaaayyyyy before our minds even get an idea of what’s really going on. For example, my last relationship. In my mind, I was still trying to understand what was happening in the earthly realm. Trying to see if I was doing something wrong or why he was different all of a sudden. But every time I spoke to him or got around him, my spirit would do leaps and bounds. I wanted to run. (I wish I could show you guys my journal. So many times I wrote in it that I wanted to Run Away) I couldn’t understand why I felt that way but it was my spirit that recognized his spirit ( that clearly was not of God). Physically speaking, this guys was exactly what I was praying for. But Spiritually he was of the enemy. Yes, he knew scripture (and very well) but that didn’t match up with his actions. He knew all the right things to say to get me to compromise my walk with God. At the time i thought nothing of it because he was what I had prayed for, he knew scripture and went to church. But his spirit was not like mine. I couldn’t discern that he was NOT sent by God.
**Sorry, I have to pause here for a moment. I’ve been praying that God break the soul tie between he and I. And I think the last strand was just broken. WOW.. i’m having a moment. This is weird and Awesome at the same time!!!!!!!! He was NOT sent by God. He was on assignment by the devil. WOW. Ever since I got baptized and truly began to follow Christ. The tie started to break. And now that I’ve fully committed my life to Christ I haven’t seen or heard from him. Even if I did, I now know how to rebuke him and how to keep him away. WOW!!! I’m buggin a lil right now, forgive me ya’ll…………….
I’m back. At the time I wasn’t wise enough to seek God for discernment or wisdom. I was so blinded by the look of it all. It all looked like what I wanted. What false fantasy are you living? What is the Holy Spirit nudging you about? For years, I thought I would be trapped forever. I didn’t think I would ever have the strength to leave- to get away. But you know what love? You’re in the perfect position to call out to God.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
– Psalm 34:18
4“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home.
– Luke 15: 4-6
What I realized, is that whether it’s a scary encounter with the enemy or a false fantasy designed by the enemy to trap us, Jesus is always ready to rescue us. Even when we don’t realize we are in need of rescuing. He is the good shepherd that left heaven to come down and save us all, including you. Each drop of Christ’s’ blood has a name and yours is among them. It is my prayer that God blesses each and every one of us with the spirit of discernment and bless us with his wisdom. I pray that we are obedient to the Holy Spirit when he alerts us to people, places, situations that are traps and attacks by the devil. Its real out here ya’ll. When the Word of God tells us to suit up in the armor, it’s not just a cool description. It’s a daily fight! We have to be alert at all times! As always, I continue to pray for you all and please do the same for me!
Love ya to Peace,