I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I
have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore, choose
life, that both you and your seed may live.
That you may love the Lord your God and that you may obey his
voice, and that you may cling unto him, for he is your life and the length of
your days, that you may dwell in the land.
II Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the
flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to
the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high
thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into
captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
If we approach any problem it should be in the Spirit realm as
that is where the battle is. We cannot fight spiritual battles in the flesh, no
matter how we try, we will loose. Our physical man is not capable of fighting a
spiritual battle. God did not make us that way. We are spirit beings, living in
a physical body, but are not limited to that physical body to fight our battles.
The enemy would try to tell us that we do not have a defense
against him, but it just is not so. We have God’s weapons at our disposal and
that is better then anything that Satan would try to bring against us.
But like everything in our spiritual walk, we must do
something to obtain those weapons for our use. We can’t stand around wishing
that something would happen. It just is not going to work. Wringing your hands
is not substitute for prayer. We need to be serious with God and get with it and
do something. Prayer is a mighty force, and should be used no matter how small
or big the problem is.
This scripture says that the weapons of our warfare are mighty
through God for pulling down strongholds. What is a stronghold in your life? Is
it finances, overeating, smoking? Whatever it is, it needs to be fought with
spiritual weapons. It is a battle that needs to be won. And without God, we will
not succeed. So what do we need to do?
First we need to pray for will power and for strength. Then we need to cast down the imaginations that would come
against our mind.
If it is in the area of finances, all of a sudden you may have
a flood of things that you need to buy….cast them down. Don’t listen to that
Another thought that might come is that you will not have the
money to meet your bills…………cast it down.
What is your weapon?
Philippians 4:19 My God shall supply all your needs, according to His riches in
Use this weapon every time the thought of lack comes. Find
other scriptures that have prosperity in them and claim them too.
If you are an overeater trying to lose weight.
Thoughts will come that this one piece just won’t hurt………cast
I can start my diet tomorrow…….cast it down.
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me”
If you are a smoker trying to quit
Thoughts will come, just one more puff……..cast it down
Or I don’t need to quit smoking, it’s my only vice ……cast
Mark 4:10 Get behind me Satan!
Whatever battle you are facing, find the scripture to come
against it. There is a scripture for every battle you face, you just need to
find it. It may not specifically be for your problem, but like the ones above,
it will fit and it will work.
We need to continue in the word. Discipline ourselves to do
what it says.
John 8: 31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye
continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the
truth, and the truth shall make you free
That is what we want! Freedom! Freedom from anything that has
us bound. That is keeping us from having life to the fullest.
What is truth? It is whatever the word says about your
situation. That is truth. It is the opposite of what the devil tells you,
because he is incapable of it. He is the father of lies. He does not understand
If we get the “Truth” in our spirit, it will set us free!
But we need to continue in it. You can’t just read it and think you got it.
You need to be (disciples) disciplined in it! Oh now there’s a hard word. That
does not come easy does it. Discipline takes effort and determination.
It means you can’t give up. You have to make a determined
decision to stick with it, no matter what. It means that you have to mean
business. You have to tell your body…NO!!!!!! And our flesh does not like
that. It likes to be pleased and pampered. It likes to have whatever it wants,
whenever it wants. Discipline will not let it do what it wants. It makes it do
what the Spirit wants.
So we have a decision to make. How bad do we want to win the
battle? Do we want to please the flesh, or please God? Oh you say…does it
really mean that? Yes it does! Because whatever the flesh wants is contrary to
the Spirit and therefore, contrary to God. And if we walk in the spirit…it is
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
And how do we do it?
Matthew 18:18 Whatever you bind on earth, is bound in Heaven.
Bind up that thing and it will be bound in Heaven. God will
take care of it, as we continue to walk in the Spirit. You may have got into
this battle in the flesh, but you can win it in the spirit!
Ephesians 6:10-18 The Whole Armour of God
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power
of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil. 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.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may
be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and
having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of
peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be
able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God:
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,
and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;