(S.W.A.T) A life assurance policy
We are at war, every one of us Christians. Our enemy is the devil along with all his demonic associates. The battle is difficult, very difficult because the fight is with the unseen.
*2 Corinthians 10:3 NKJV* _For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh._
*Ephesians 6:12 NKJV* _For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places._
The battlefield for this war is the human mind. The devil is not naive; he knows you perfectly, so he works diligently to set up strongholds in the mind because that is the lock of the whole being. The main aim is to dismantle the pillars of the mind, so as to get access to the body, then your soul.
The devil does this through a systematic strategy of deception. We have to understand that this war is between ourselves and a master planner. The devil works according to well laid down plans and a carefully deliberated deception. Trust me when I say he is patient enough to work out his plans and that’s one of his strong points. The devil can wait twenty years to see you fall. He will keep coming back till you let down your guard.
Now what you didn’t know, is that you possess the power to overcome satan’s strong holds.
*2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NKJV* _For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ._
You are powerful beyond measure and control. The devil fears you, “if” you have the knowledge that you are powerful, you know how to access your spiritual weapons and how to put them to use. “If” means there’s a condition. So the devil doesn’t fear every person. The devil only fears those who have unlocked the knowledge of their power to overcome him. Of course, I don’t think you presumed that we fight the devil with kitchen knives. Know your weapons and know how to use them.
Surprisingly, our weapons are very easy to use physically but spiritually, these easy looking weapons are like bullet proof tankers and revolvers, Ak-47s and grenades. I will take us through a few and later, we can all find more on our own time.
The first weapon that can be used to overcome the devil’s strongholds is *LOVE*. The bible says, love your neighbor as yourself. Now what this weapon does is, the moment you love everybody as yourself, you block the gateway to the devil’s compulsions to hurt another. Glory! What a weapon. So easy to carry out yet deadly to the devil and his associates.
The next weapon is *PRAISE & WORSHIP*. When we praise and worship God, we tend to cause confusion and commotion which destroys strongholds of the devil and makes it difficult for the him to carry out his missions on any person involved.
*FASTING & PRAYERS* is another weapon we possess. The bible says; pray fervently(with zeal and enthusiasm). When we pray and fast genuinely (not just lip service or trying to see if it would work), we become hot in the spiritual realm. Even the devil cannot touch us. Prayer and fasting can undo whatever the devil has already done.
*Mark 9:29 NKJV* _So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”_
Prayer serves as a shield that guards us, so no weapon formed against you shall prosper. The devil will keep throwing at you but he will keep missing and wasting his weapons. When you throw a weapon in prayer mode, you destroy vast territories of the devil.
The final but not least weapon i would like to point out is *GIVING*. Not just giving, but doing so with a genuine heart.
*Mark 4:24 NKJV* And He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given.
When you give with a clean heart, God opens the door ways of heaven so that you may be soaked in his blessing. When God blesses you, the devil cannot succeed in cursing you. It is not a matter of giving large, it’s a matter of giving from the heart.
*2 Corinthians 9:7* _So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver._
Give unto God and other fellow people what your heart desires to give. What you will feel happy about without regret because when you habour regret in your heart after giving, you are on the same platform as someone who decides not to give.
With these weapons and others like truth, the word of God and righteous life, the devil stands no chance in your life. Submit to God and move according to his currents and directions and your life will never be the same.
God bless you.
Written by: ©Emmanuel Kofi Addo