Ephesians 6:10-18 reads
10.Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Re-read that paragraph of scripture again, now placing strict emphasis on the words that I’ve put in bold, and the words that are italicized. If you notice, that the words that are in bold, are militant. And the words that are italicized represent battle wear.
Many of us have been believing God for stuff. It’s the norm of believers today to pray when the going gets rough. But as I was praying today, I saw a bit of heavens (nb. I am not trying to be super spiritual here. But I’ve come to know that God reveals some of his best secrets when you rise early to commune with him). What I saw a glimpse of was a whole lot of ‘guck’ floating around in mid-air. I asked the Holy Spirit (My Jehovah Shammah) what that was about, and He revealed to me that those were prayers that were never answered.
Many times, we start out praying for something, and then after about 24 hours or 5 days maximum, we STOP praying for the thing. We might not stop believing, but we STOP praying. And then after a while we stop believing God is going to answer our prayers. What I saw this morning in my spirit, was that God hears our prayers and He responds. But from the time he responds to the time we see the blessing, there is a supernatural fight going on in this realm of “GUCK”. So you’ve got to P-U-S-H (pray until something happens).
Believe it or not, there are principalities out there, that want to steal your blessing. They don’t need your stuff. But stealing your blessing ensures that you stop believing in God. That is their end goal. The bible says the ‘effectual, fervent prayer of the righteous avails much’. That means once you start believing God for something, you CANNOT stop until you see it MANIFESTED. If you stop, it will get stuck in the realm of “GUCK”.
Now I want to challenge you, because many of us believe in a ‘peaceful’ Christianity, and there is nowhere in the Bible that God has called us to be peaceful when it pertains to Kingdom things (Please do not go to work and start cussing out your Boss. That’s not what I am talking about). But when it comes to our lives, the things and people that we love, we must understand that there is a BATTLE going on and we must ENGAGE in it. God has given us every necessary piece of armor to fight. He (Jehovah Nissi) have already declared that your victory is sure. But there are principalities and authorities in various spiritual realms who will still try to resist you into believing that what God has for you is not really yours. So you must fight and reinstate what God’s word has said.
I am talking about taking a militant stance. Now God has given us a host of weapons to do this. Some of the weapons are in our mouth; all of them are in the Word of God. In order to secure victory we have to use these weapons.
1Corinthians 10:3-4 says
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;
And as God instructs this week, we’ll go through them. But I believe that some of the breakthroughs that we have been looking for have not come, simply because we have not been taking our stance as God’s elite army on earth.
Face it. You are a soldier! Armed and dangerous! And it’s time you engage the enemy and take your family, your husband, your stuff out of the realm of Guck!