Wish you a blessed new year. May this year be a great blessing to you and your family.
This is a special message which I received from the Lord on 31st Dec 2017. The Lord woke me a bit early than usual. After I prayed for some time, the Lord opened my eyes to certain truths, which was hidden from me in the year of 2017. I am very sure that this will be an eye opener for you as well.
Let me start with a question. Please be honest with yourselves
Do you really feel that you could have done much more better in 2017?
If your answer is yes, I think we are on the same page. This message will be of great use for you and your family.
In any country, there are two types of citizens. One group of citizens are the people who are living an ordinary life, enjoying the privilege of earning, happily living and spending rest of their lives busy with the day-to-day activities. But there is an other set of citizens, who are committed to protect their nation, they are the citizens working in the defense sector. They also earn their living, but the difference is that, they are trained to be on the front-line, to defend and protect the ordinary citizens. They have separate military quarters, where they live. It has a set of strict rules and regulations, at the same time lot of benefits and privileges. They hold more responsibilities than ordinary citizens.
Similarly, in the Kingdom of God, there are two categories of citizens. One set of people are the normal church goers. They attend Sunday services, sing, rejoice, pray and get the prayers answered, live happily and die. But there is also an other set of people, who goes an extra mile to protect their spiritual territory. By spiritual territory, I mean, their own life, family, church, society, nation etc, whichever domain they have direct interaction. They take up more responsibilities towards protecting people of their domain from attacks.
What is this all about? If you have no idea what this whole thing about spiritual territory, defense is all about, then don’t worry, I will try to explain it to you in simple terms.
Let me come to the point.
There is an invisible battle going on in our minds. Most of the times, we do not realize it. In certain cases, we come to a point, when we feel that there is nothing else that can be done in order to resolve the issue.
Some think divorce is the only solution. Some others think suicide is the solution.
Here is the key – When things are going beyond your control, it is not for you to quit, but it’s a strong reminder that this is a spiritual battle. You need to change the mode of fight.
This is Rule#1 – When things are going beyond your control, remember it is a spiritual battle. Take up your spiritual weapons.
Even if you believe or not, there is always an unseen enemy working against us behind the scene. The Bible calls him, satan. Paul makes it clear in one of his letters
Our fight is not against people on earth but against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness, against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly world
This is Rule #2 – Our fight is not with people, but against the unseen powers of the satanic world. Identify your enemy.
The greatest mistake we ever make is this: We tend to fight the spiritual battle with worldly weapons (backfire, revenge, hatred, arguments, killing etc), which is not going to work out. It will make things worse.
This is Rule #3 – Never fight your spiritual battle with worldly weapons.
These are the three basic rules to keep in mind, in order to be victorious in the spiritual battle.
This is a call for a spiritual battle!
You really need to get serious about it. It needs a lot of training, and self-discipline. Are you ready to take up this challenge? It is also a call for more accountability.
In other words, God is calling you to take responsibility for your own domain, which is your own friend circle, family, church, society or nation. All you need to do is to be a watchman for your people.
You need to become a watchman, guarding the house of God. You should not allow an enemy to enter into your territory. You should be always alert and be watchful.
Enough of living a defeated life. By defeated life, I mean, a life of slavery. A life of bondage. A life of no-peace, happiness and true joy. A life with unfulfilled good goals/desires.
This is because, without your knowledge somebody has messed up your life. That ‘somebody’ is the devil. The Bible teaches us on how to fight a spiritual battle. If you are ready, let’s get started. Let’s learn about spiritual warfare in the coming days. Let’s learn how to conquer what the devil has stolen. How to protect our families? How to get back the lost peace and happiness? Etc.
Jesus, the commander-in-chief, will guide us with the spiritual warfare strategies. Once you get started with the battle, gradually you will see things getting better in the physical realm.
I have two goals for you. Let me show them from a Bible portion
We do live in the world, but we do not fight in the same way the world fights. We fight with weapons that are different from those the world uses. Our weapons have power from God that can destroy the enemy’s strong places. We destroy people’s arguments and every proud thing that raises itself against the knowledge of God. We capture every thought and make it give up and obey Christ. (2 Cor 10: 3-5)
Note the word DESTROY. Yes, your first goal is to destroy everything that the enemy has built in your territory.
Secondly, CAPTURE. Yes, your second goal is to capture. We will discuss more on this.
I believe, this year, 2018 is a year of conquest. You are going to regain back your enthusiasm, your diligence and you will be stronger, mightier and powerful. You will be a good soldier, fighting for your peace, happiness and joy. You will restore everything that the enemy has stolen from your life.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me Phil 4: 13