When you change tactics in prayer and move from a defensive position to an offensive one, things in the unseen world start to happen. Things change. Before there was no real threat and now there is.
And no one likes to be threatened.
Not even the enemy. Not even your own self and mind. When you declare yourself to be under new management and you kick out the old, this is threatening and brings on heavy artillery attacks.
Are you going to tuck tail and run or are you going to stand and fight? Are you going to take the coward’s way out and quit before you’ve tasted the thrill of victory? Jesus already won this battle against the enemy of your soul, so what are you going to do? Cower in the corner whimpering or come out fighting in the strength His grace provides?
The warrior never forgets the battle and she never quits the battle. When it’s the fiercest she arms herself with His strength and fiercely battles on.
Never in her own strength.
No, she battles on against her own strength because that is dead, weak, and powerless. But His strength infuses her with life and that life is inexhaustible because He is.
So go ahead, rely fully on His life, His strength, and battle on, my warrior friend, battle on in Jesus.
Because everything you battle is already dead. It just doesn’t know it yet. But you’re alive, you just don’t realize it yet.
So kill those giants in Jesus name. Declare your heart, your life, your mind, your whole self, your husband, your children, your relationships, your friendships are under new management and then fight–battle on in the name and power of Jesus.
Strap on your helmet. It protects your mind with the true, deep-seated knowledge that you are His.
Put on the breastplate of His righteousness. It covers your heart, protecting it from false loves and keeps it intact–unbroken.
Step in to the girdle of truth. It squashes the lies so they are not allowed to take root and move to your heart and mind. This means they cannot be believed. Which means they cannot become a part of who you are, they are not your identity any longer. Throw them away.
Then slide your feet into your shoes of peace. His peace that passes all understanding. The peace that allows you to stand firm in Him though the battle rages all around you. You know true, lasting forever peace.
Now, stand firm. You are rooted and established in Him. Stand firm and see the salvation. Watch the deliverance of Jesus. Watch! See there, on the far horizon, now moving closer, now standing next to you, now surrounding you. That is your Deliverer and He is battling for you.
Yes, for You. Yes, you. He is battling for you.
So, Warrior, rest in Him. Stand firm and see the deliverance of the Lord.