If there was ever a time wherein the Body of Christ needed to buckle down and pray, it is now. This is not some new profound statement, nor is it a cliche. This is a fact that intensifies daily as we are being confronted by an increase in attacks from the enemy. The main reason why many of us are succumbing to these attacks is because we are attempting to fight a supernatural enemy using using natural weapons.
Consider the source. Once we realize who is behind these attacks, we will know how to approach the battle. The Apostle Paul teaches,
“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 strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ…” (2 Cor. 10:3-5).
What we must keep at the forefront of our minds is that, although our enemy is supernatural: 1) he is not omnipotent, 2) he is not omnipresent, 3) he is not omniscient, and most importantly, 4) HE IS ALREADY DEFEATED!!! However, while we are remembering these things, we must remember that he is still a supernatural being and he has more power than we do within ourselves. One remedy for this is remembering that our help comes from above…from the Lord of Hosts (Ps. 121). The other remedy is following the exhortation of Paul,
“Finally, my brethern, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor 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 armor 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 perserverance and supplication for all saints…” (Eph. 6:10-18).
In these last days, we must be on alert. We cannot be ignorant of the enemy’s devices (2 Cor. 2:11). We must pray always (Lk. 18:1; Eph. 6:18; 1 Thess. 5:17). This is a REAL battle and lives are being lost daily. There is a spirit of urgency in the atmosphere…we would be wise to return to our post upon the wall and watch while we pray…#thinkonthesethings