“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” Ephesians 6:12, NKJV.
In the midst of this world there will always be trials, tests, and tribulation. This life is a constant spiritual warfare. So how do we handle it? It is most important to know that we are never alone in these matters. The enemy will stop at nothing to try to destroy us. The Lord desires for us to not only know His truth, but to live that truth out in Him. As children of the Most High God, we have promises that we can stand on. When life takes its toll and just wears us out, we need to know deep down in our hearts that the problems we face have no real authority over us. We must speak life into our seemingly “dead” situations. The Word of God is living and is alive in us. We must call on the authority that has been given to us in Christ Jesus. As we speak His Word with courage and faith, the Holy Spirit is able to move on our behalf, and the devil has no choice but to flee. Jesus has given us power and authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and over ALL the power of the enemy (see Luke 10:19). He says that the Kingdom of God is within us (see Luke 17:21). He has given us His Armor to withstand the enemy (see Ephesians 6:13). His covering is upon us. Like a tiger and her cubs, our Father will never allow us to be defeated. He is our Protector, Defender, Restorer, and Strength. Today, I want you to stand your ground in not only who you are in Christ Jesus, but Whose you are. You are His.
Speak these words out loud:
“I stand today on the firm foundation that was laid down for me—the foundation of Christ Jesus. These words are not just words; they are life and power when spoken. I will not fear what man can say or do to me because the ONE, who chose me rules over everything. NOTHING can separate me from my Father in Heaven. I declare Freedom this year in the mighty name of Jesus. I declare Freedom for my family and all areas of my life. Devil, I command you to leave in Jesus’ name. You can no longer have a say so concerning me. Today, I take authority and possession of what has already been bought and paid for by the precious blood of Jesus. I decree and proclaim blessings and not curses from this day forward. I am more than a conqueror in Jesus’ name.”
(Joshua 1:5, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:31, Romans 8:37)
Penned by Crystal Jewell