From the time that we were born until now, the enemy has a strategy to frustrate the plan and purpose that God has assigned over our lives. There are situations that are challenging us that have been sent to try to wear us out and cause us to lose sleep. “The enemy comes but for to steal, kill and destroy but Jesus came to give us life in abundance” (John 10:10). The enemy comes to steal our joy and peace and to destroy our relationships and drain our finances. The devil is at the root of every strained relationship and difficulty that we are experiencing. The question is what are we doing about it and will we continue to tolerate it?
We are at war and we have been given weapons to pull down every stronghold operating in our lives. We ask God to give us spiritual eyes to identify the spirits operating through people around us and then we take authority and command them to leave in Jesus Name. “And this kind goes not out but through much fasting and prayer” (Matthew 17:21”
We have to cast down arguments and every lofty opinion that would exalt itself against the knowledge of God. In other words, don’t tolerate conversations that attack or target your faith. Don’t debate with unbelievers who are out to prove your faith to be of no effect. Minister to them if they are genuinely in search of answers, but don’t get dragged into senseless debates. “So we demolish arguments and every lofty opinion and take captive every opinion to obey Christ. Being ready to punish every disobedience” (2 Corinthians 10:5-6).
We have to stay in the word, pray continually and keep our spiritual eyes open to discern the strategy that is at work against us. “We cannot remain ignorant of the devices of the Devil and allow him to get the advantage over us” (2 Corinthians 2:11). Put on your full armour, stay alert, remain sensitive in the spirit and take the sword of the spirit and start to demolish every stronghold working to frustrate your life. It’s time to drive out this spirit and do not tolerate it.