The digital age provides a valuable source of information. We can rely on Alexa or Google to answer just about any question we have. We can search for data and statistics to gain additional knowledge on a topic. We can explore the world by the touch of our fingertips but where do we run when we need pressing answers to our most difficult or challenging situations or obstacles that we face? What source do we rely on when we run out of ideas or solutions to our biggest problems?
We often confide in friends or family, teachers or mentors, as well as pastors or spiritual leaders. What happens when they are not accessible or reliable to provide the answers that we need?
Wisdom will guide you down delightful paths. Prov 3:17
The Lord is available twenty-four hours a day. He never sleeps or slumbers. (Psalm 121) He never disappoints. His word is true. He is faithful. No matter what your facing or what the the situation looks like, the Lord is with you and directing you. Call on Him for strength, direction, peace, guidance and provision.
We are living in a world where we must rely and hear the Lord clearly. We must purify our hearts, mind and actions to align with the character of Jesus. We will never be perfect but we are made perfect in weakness.
We can no longer just rely on cute, little churchy phrases like “I’m too blessed to be stressed.” “I’m too anointed to be disappointed.” We can no longer afford to fake the funk in our spiritual or physical life. Our spiritual eyes and ears must be spiritually discerning so we have clarity , understanding, wisdom and revelation in the leading of the Holy Spirit and the works of the Father. Playing church is over!
We should not be followers of men but followers of Christ. Too many people need validation from men but true validation comes from the Lord who formed and shaped you for a purpose.
When we walk in the Spirit, we crucify the flesh. We no longer desire or have an appetite for sinful desires but want to please the Lord. Through fasting and prayer, we crucify the flesh in communion with God for revelation knowledge, wisdom and protection. This spiritual dedication provides strength to overcome adversity and power to war in the spirit.
These are four main points to focus on in a spiritual battle.
1. Put on our spiritual armor on daily.
Wherefore, take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day and having all to do but stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all taking on the shield of faith, wherewith you will bear,e to quench the fiery darts of the wicked. And take on the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God. Eph 6:13-20
2. Walk in the fruits of the spirit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
3. Meditate on good not evil report.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Phil 4:8
4. Speak life over your loved ones, your circumstances, your health, finances, relationships, work or business, and every other area that you can think of.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Prov 18:21
When we allow the Holy Spirit to intercede on our behalf in prayer, He will make intercession for the perfect will of the Father for our life.
If you are a born again believer and baptized in the Holy Ghost, you’re fully equip to fight on the battleground.
We are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us. Rom 8:37
Additional Bible Scriptures
1 Thess 5:19
Quench not the Spirit.
1 Thess 5:21
Prove all things; hold fast to which is good.
1 Thess 5:22
Abstain from all appearance of evil.
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us , who walk after not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh, but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God for it is not subject to the law of God. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, be so that the Spirit dwells in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And,if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. Romans 8:4-10
Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities for we know not what we should pray a we ought but the Spirit itself make the intercession for us with groaning which cannot be uttered. And he that searchers the hearts knoweth what the mind (heart) of the Spirit, because he make the intercession for the saints (church) according to the will of God.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God to them who are called according to His purpose.