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ARE YOU PREPARED FOR SPIRITUAL ATTACK? ~~ “And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And He (Jesus) arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea: Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” [Mark 4:37,39]
WHEN All HELL BREAKS LOOSE!
Satan loves to make all hell break loose in your life just before a big victory!
• Anytime you begin to move in the direction that God is leading you – the enemy’s attacks against your life will escalate.
• Anytime you purpose to begin to follow the Word of God more closely – the enemy’s attacks against your life will escalate.
• Anytime you decide to make a change at the direction of the Holy Ghost – the enemy’s attacks against your life will escalate.
• Anytime you are on the front lines of battle doing something significant for the Kingdom of God – the enemy’s attacks against your life will escalate.
I’m not telling you this to scare you, but to mentally equip you. That way when the attacks come, you won’t be taken by surprise!
Being mentally prepared for a spiritual attack is very important.
If you are familiar with the devil’s tactics, his assaults won’t take you off guard or by surprise when they intensify against you. You’ll be able to recognize and resist every demonic attack, rejoicing in the Lord because you know what’s happening!
JESUS TOOK AUTHORITY:
In the midst of the storm, Jesus arose and took authority over the situation. The Bible says that when He exercised His authority over this unseen turbulence, “…the wind ceased, and there was a great calm’ [Mark 4:39].
In doing this, Jesus demonstrated that He was the Lord of the wind and the waves. This potentially deadly situation provided a great opportunity for the disciples to learn that Jesus Christ is truly Lord over all!
Rest assured – Satan will certainly try to attack you with unexpected turbulence from time to time. His attacks against you will probably escalate whenever you’re right on the edge of a break- through, as was the case with Jesus that night.
But just as that event provided an opportunity for Jesus to demonstrate His power and authority, you need to see each demonic attack against you as an opportunity for YOU to rise up, take authority, and demonstrate who YOU are in Jesus Christ!
Mentally And Spiritually Prepare Yourself:
It is vital to your success that you mentally and spiritually prepare yourself to deal with the devil’s attacks. Put on the whole armor of God. Rise up and take authority in Jesus’ name over the wind and the waves that come against you and your family. Never forget that this is your golden opportunity to see a demonstration of God’s power in your life – and whether or not you will see the victory rests entirely on how you deal with the situation!
PRAYER FOR TODAY!
Lord, thank You for teaching me that Satan often attacks right when l am on the verge of a major breakthrough. This knowledge helps me so much because it causes me to recognize that Satan loves to make all hell break loose in my life just before a big victory.
Now that I know this, please help me keep this in mind when a turbulent wind blows into my life. Help me to look at that storm and say, “I know that the devil must be upset, otherwise, he wouldn’t be messing with me right now. I must be right on track with God” With this understanding, I will keep pressing ahead, regardless of what I see, feel, or hear.
Therefore I boldly declare that every attack of the devil is my opportunity to see a demonstration of the power of God’s Word. What the devil meant for my harm, God will turn for my good. This is my opportunity to rise up, speak the name of Jesus, use my God-given authority, put the Word of God into practice and declare to the spiritual realm that the Lord of lords whom I serve is by far the One with the most spiritual power!
I pray this in Jesus’ Name – Amen!
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