Spiritual Warfare Basics

I know that some of your eyes gloss over when you read anything about spiritual warfare.
There have been a lot people say and write a lot of crazy things concerning spiritual warfare. I know this because I have heard them and read them myself. The enemy loves to confuse the followers of Jesus concerning spiritual warfare because when done right it is very powerful against Satan’s kingdom.
But the fact remains whether you know it or not or acknowledge it at all you are in a spiritual war.
Ignorance is not bliss especially when it comes to spiritual matters. Hosea 4:6 says ” My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Eph 6:10-13 says “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
I would like you to notice a few things. Paul doesn’t say IF we wrestle and we are not wrestling with earthly beings we are in a spiritual conflict with the forces of darkness. These evil spirits and fallen angels have a hierarchy just like our Father’s kingdom. Remember Satan has no ideas of his own, he copies and counterfeits everything Father God does. Also notice that you must exert some effort on your part to withstand in the evil day and against the wiles of the devil but the Lord gives us the power Holy Spirit and that is the only way that we can put on the armor of God. If we have His Holy Spirit we have power. Acts 1:8 says “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you” The Holy Spirit gives us the power to be led by God and not by our flesh.
Romans 8: 12-17 says “Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.” I will add here that the suffering spoke of here is in the flesh not in our spirit.
You are either on one side or the other in this war there is no middle, or neutral ground Peter 2:9 says “But you  are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light

I have found that in my walk with Jesus that the easiest way to put my spiritual armor on is to simply begin to worship the Lord with music and singing. I have found that is very beneficial to start every morning with praise, worship and prayer. It sets the tone for the rest of your day, if you start it out in the Spirit. Lam 3:22-23 says “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”
The word “Judah” in Hebrew means “praise.” When the children of Israel went into battle against that supposedly impregnable city, Jericho, they sent the praise and worship teams first (priests blowing the trumpets) and the walls fell into the ground! Whenever the children of Israel moved their camp in the wilderness, they were to commence the move with the tribe of Judah going first (Numbers 2:9) Thus we can take their example and praise and worship the Lord first.
There are examples of praise and worship all through the Psalms too numerous to list here but an example is Psalm 150 “Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens!
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness!
Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with sounding cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
As well as Eph 5:19,  Col 3:16,and Acts 16:25 in the NT. When you worship the Lord in spirit and in truth ( John 4:24) His presence manifests Himself and becomes very real and tangible. There is nothing like it this world! For His manifest presence is heaven on earth. Isaiah 61:3 says “To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness” the spirit of heaviness is an evil spirit. One of my favorite songs that the gathering that I attend sings is “Holy Spirit”. The chorus of that song says “Holy Spirit, You are welcome here. Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere. Your glory, God, is what our hearts long for. To be overcome by Your presence, Lord” His presence definitely changes the atmosphere!
Back in July the Holy Spirit spoke this to me early in the morning ” When the name of Jesus is spoken OUT LOUD, the Holy Spirit is released into the spiritual atmosphere, light and life are released and darkness and death FLEE!” The name of Jesus makes the demons flee and clear the spiritual air. Phil 2:9-11 says “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,  that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,  and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

I read a testimony of an ex satanist:
http://www.divinerevelations.info/how_satan_stops_our_prayers/ He said that in the heavenlies, in the spiritual realm, if the land is covered by a blanket of darkness, the blanket is so dense it is like solid rock. There is only one kind of prayer that can penetrate it. Like it says in James 5:16 “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” Fervent means hot and fiery The fiery, hot prayer melts through the rock and you get what is called an “Open Heaven” and the glory of God comes down through it along with the answer to the prayer if we persist.
This why I believe it is a must to begin our spiritual warfare/prayers with praise and worship. Once you begin this practice you will begin to notice when the fire begins right away because you will be able to perceive the manifest presence of the Holy Spirit.
It is at this point that worship and prayer become easy and you can stay in this state for as long as you need to because you have “prayed through“. It is a this point to that I run out of words in English and begin to speak, pray and in sing in the Spirit, my prayer language, which is also called tongues.
Praying and worshiping in the Spirit is so beautiful because it is perfect and does not involve our mind and thus cannot be hindered by the enemy. The adversary hates this prayer because he cannot understand it and can do nothing to stop it, unless he distracts us and we stop before we feel the “release” in the spiri
t.
It is also at this point when the Lord may speak to you something you need to do or message you need to write down. After a while of doing this day after day consistently you will learn to hear His voice and you will be able to distinguish His thoughts from your own.

Lastly I believe that a prayer of protection is essential in the days in which we live. I pray something like this at the beginning of the day and before I go to sleep at night.

Father I come before in the name of Jesus, I cover myself in His precious Blood and I repent of my sins and I ask you to take them far away from me and shut every open door that the enemy has in my life because of them. I pray You would surround me with a wall of Holy Spirit fire as shown in Your Word in Zech. 2:5. And I ask for a Hedge of Protection over me, my family, and everything that you have given me, like you surrounded Job with. Thank You Lord!
In the name of Jesus I cancel and break every curse, assignment, plot, plan, and scheme of the enemy and no weapon formed against me shall prosper.
In the Name of Jesus, I bind up every demonic attack that has been sent against me, my family, my household, my job and the ministry work that I do. I ask of you Lord to send your angels to take away any demons that have been sent against us to harm and hinder us in the mighty name of Jesus we command them to Go Now!
Thank you Father for the power and authority that you have given us in the name of Jesus!
Amen
PS – Some are asking questions about what kind of music is the best to use for worship. Music is largely an issue of personal taste. As long as you like it and you can enter into deep worship with it, that’s really all that matters. Here is an example of the kind of music that I listen to.

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How Much Longer Shall Judgment be Held Back?

9-19-16

The Lord of all spoke these words to me:

What more should I say about the coming judgment?
Have I not warned over and over and over again?
Shall I tell you, repent or a financial collapse will devastate your economy?
Shall I tell you, repent or disease and famine will strike the earth?
Shall I tell you, repent or civil war will erupt in your land?
Shall I tell you, repent or foreign troops come and divide your land?
Shall I tell you, repent or hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, meteors, and asteroids will cause calamities and destruction?
Shall I tell you, repent because the fallen ones will ascend and descend upon the earth and rule over it until I return and destroy them with the brightness of My glory?
Shall I tell you, repent or you will go through the great tribulation, hell on earth?
Shall I tell you, repent or you will be cast into the lake of fire with Satan and all of his followers?

I have spoken all of these things and more!
All of these things will come upon this generation.
Yet My words go unheeded for the most part.
How much longer shall judgment be held back?
The longer I hold back, the more the world mocks Me. They say “Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” And they say things much worse than this!
I AM the one holding Satan back and he would be more than happy to destroy you all.
Most of those who claim to know Me in the “churches” are deceived. They believe that I have sent another savior! They say that prosperity and peace are on the way. Which is the one who speaks of Me and follows My ways? Is it not your flesh speaking? My concern is men’s souls not the comfort and ease of the lukewarm and spiritually asleep.
There is no man or woman that I will appoint to stop or delay judgment, IT COMES NOW!
My mercy and longsuffering are exhausted toward those who have turned a deaf ear to My warnings and stiffened their necks in disobedience to My laws.
I cannot and will not change My laws or My word to accommodate man’s fleshly comforts and desires. My plans for you are for good and not for harm, I do not rejoice in the destruction of the wicked.
Have you prayed to me with all of your heart or have you offered Me lip service with the lust of the world in your heart? You cannot fool Me!
I hate religion, for it is man’s attempt to come to Me in his own way. It originated after the fall. It was not this way in the beginning. I walked with Adam and Eve in the garden in the  cool of the evening until our relationship was severed by sin and they tried to hide from me. I gave My life on the cross to get this relationship back with all of you.
I paid for your sin even if you never want to know Me.

Most will not make it through the next few years on this earth without My hand of protection on their lives. It will come to pass that all who call upon My name, Jesus, will be saved.
I love you all and want to spend all of eternity with you in paradise.
Every one of you reading this message have been chosen to be with Me.
Please give Me your heart.

I came as a lamb, now I come as a Lion!

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My Mature Ones Must Show My Love

9-13-16

 The Holy Spirit spoke these words to me:

Those who are mature in the faith the of Lord Jesus Christ listen to Me.
I want you to stop and think about the things that have been spoken though many of My prophetic voices. Think about the horrific man made disasters that I will allow. The cataclysms that I will allow the enemy to perform and  the absolute destruction that I AM is bringing to this earth.
Is this something to argue about with those of weaker faith than you? Some who are weaker than you, cannot bring their minds to accept that these things must happen. Their mind is bound by a spirit of fear. I want you to talk to them in My love, that I have put in the heart of every true believer in Me.

When things do not turn out as some have mistakenly prophesied, I do not want you to say that these are “False Prophets” because most of them are not. Most of these were not listening to My Spirit closely enough and they let their wishful thinking get the better of them. I do not condemn or immediately judge, those who are speaking words that are not 100% accurate and I never have. If this were so, many of the prophets in the Old Testament would have been put to death. For example the prophet Nathan told king David to build Me a temple but later that night I told Nathan that David had too much blood on his hands and he could not build build Me a temple. Nathan was not killed or put to shame for this.
A false prophet is someone who knows that they are speaking lies to manipulate an outcome to get an expected end. This is witchcraft, many of your leaders and politicians practice this continually. This is  part of the reason this world is in such a sinful condition. Men believe their lies time after, time after, after time. They lack wisdom and understanding that comes from Me, that I give freely to all those who ask. The truth is, not many ask or when they do they ask amiss, to consume it upon their own lusts.
There are those that think that I am giving a reprieve on the judgments that I have warned of and they will be disappointed to the point of giving up on Me, if part of My body doesn’t love and encourage them. There are also many of those who think that they will escape all tribulation in the rapture, you, My learned ones, will need to tell them that they will be raptured but after the great harvest and before My wrath is poured out. They are still My children just as you are, show them My love.
When the terrible events that will shortly come to pass take place, I want My mature ones to reach out with compassion to those who were not expecting them to take place, even though they were warned over and over again. No pointing fingers, condemning looks or harsh words! Show mercy and grace and you will be shown mercy and grace.

For that which is coming, you need My love oozing out of your heart and overflowing on to others.
Many of you do not even understand the gravity of what is about to happen on the earth. I will send you all out the the power and glory of My Spirit, to bring in the lost and dying.
My love conquers all of the power of the enemy, look to the cross.

This is what I want you all to meditate on.

1 Corinthians 13

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,but have not love, it profits me nothing.

 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;  does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.  For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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You Will Reap What You Have Sown

9-5-16

The Law of reaping and sowing is one of My most basic, easily understood laws. It is is simple even for those who don’t have spiritual minds to grasp. Yet the father of lies has taken it and twisted it and deceived billions upon billions. It is written: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.”
Yet the evil one would have you believe that this is not so. Satan would have you believe his lies about Me. In the parable of the talents the servant that was given one talent said “Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.” The reason that this servant was sent into outer darkness is because he did nothing for his lord’s kingdom and he did NOT know what kind of man his lord was, he did not know his heart. This is what most have been deceived into thinking about Me, they think that I am hard, I expect too much, I don’t give them what they need, and that I actually take that which is not mine. All of these things are true of the god of this world, your adversary the devil.
Those that really and truly know Me know that My love for them is immeasurable and never ending, that I supply all their needs, the righteous are not forsaken, nor does their seed beg for bread, all good and perfect gifts comes from Me, and that I give the Holy Spirit to all those who ask of me. Most do not ask of Me, they sit and complain about their lack. This is the way to sow to the kingdom of this world, and reap death.

These are the seeds (works) that have been sown by the children of disobedience, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like. Those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God because they have not sown into My kingdom. The fruit of the Spirit (My kingdom) are love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. All who reap this good fruit have sown good seeds and have been diligent and overcame the world and have not given up on their well doing.
O Earth hear the word of The LORD!
The time of the harvest is here and look at the seeds that you have sown!
Will you not reap of them?
I AM not a man that I should lie.
My laws cannot be be changed, for I do not change.
I do not bend to accommodate the laws of man, instead man bows to me!
My children will bow and confess Jesus as LORD of their own will and will joyfully receive their reward and enter into My glory.
Those that are the children of the devil will be will be cut down, crushed and humbled.
They too will bow to Me and confess that Jesus as LORD with weeping and and gnashing of their teeth.
I have warned for so long now, yet only My children are hearing, all others love and wallow in their sin. In this time of reaping no country will be immune to the consequences of the seed that they sown. Some will reap more destruction than others, but America, you will fall the hardest. You were blessed more than any other country because of your forefather’s faith in Me and obedience to My laws. That blessing is now covered by every vile and abominable sin ever known. I AM not blind or deaf I see everything? It is because of My great mercy that you have not been destroyed already.

Do you actually think that I will give you even more time? There is no repentance, no turning away from your evil ways! America, if I give you more time you will fall even further away from me. You could have never and you will never be great without Me! Why do you look to men to save you? I tell you that they cannot, for I have not ordained it. You will soon see, you are going down, humbled lowered more than any nation ever. Many will be saved as they come to know Me in the last moments of their life. Sadly many more will harden their hearts to me, as it is written. The warnings are over, as I have said before.

Have you noticed that My hand of protection is off of you? Whatever comes at you from the enemy now will hit you. You will be amazed at how many enemies are already within, with more coming every day. Yes, you will see what it is like to be without My mighty hand and when you, America, divide My land and my city, your land will be shaken, divided, burned and utterly destroyed.

As I have said before the Fall will be the beginning of the fall into utter darkness and chaos. The Fall is harvest time. This is especially true for you America, you will reap what you have sown.

My remnant will be the only ones protected by My hand for they are not appointed to My wrath.
I AM the ark of protection and I AM the door that closes quickly.
Today is the day of salvation, you are not promised tomorrow. 

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This World is not All There is!

9-2-16

All who seek wealth and worldly possessions are going to soon find out that they cannot save them.
These things will slip through their hands like sand through their fingers. They will try to grasp and grab and end up with nothing. Mark 8:35-36 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Everything that you give to Jesus you will get back in due time, either in this world or the next. Do not lose perspective as the disasters and calamities strike this world with devastating force. These things have been written and they must be so.
Please understand that if the terrible events coming were not to happen well over 90% of men’s souls would be lost.

This world is not all there is!
This world is a matrix, a vapor that is fleeting, it is also a testing ground.
There is so much more, you will see!
Your gold and silver will not save you.
Your best made plans will not save you.
Your weapons will not save you.
Your stock piles of food and water will not save you.
Your bunkers and hiding places will not save you.
Your religion cannot save you.

God hates religion for it is man’s attempt to come to Him in man’s own way, when Jesus made the only way, and He is the truth, and He is the source of all life.
Jesus is our only hope and our only salvation, all that are lost are found in Him.
All have sinned and gone astray, everyone to his own way.
Jesus’ love for us is what held Him on the cross, dying for your sins and for mine.

All He asks is that you cry out His name with all of your heart and trust in, cling to and rely on Him. Jesus loves you so much that you cannot even comprehend it with your human understanding. He wants you to talk to Him and tell Him the things that are on your heart.  He wants you to love Him because it is the best thing for you. He wants to have a relationship with Him. He is your creator and He knows you inside and out. He wants you to know Him in this way. He wants to be intimate with you and put His Spirit inside of you. He is always willing but He will not force you to love Him and most don’t. Hell is a place for those who reject, hate and despise Him, though it was never meant for any of His creation to go. It was made for Satan and the fallen angels but if you reject Him you will go to be with the one that you have chosen. I hope and pray that you choose Jesus.

This is the time of the end of this age.
This is the time of the beginning of the kingdom of Jesus Christ.
Surrender to Jesus today, you will never regret that you did.

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