Defeat Your Enemy
I don't like giving alot of attention to the enemy, but I will give attention about the enemy. Ephesians 6:12 states, " For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers of this dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." We like going to church and hearing about God's love and blessings and being amongst the brethren. I find though that God's love is only part of the story. I have been in many situations where Satan was interfering and causing me harm in moving forward. It wasn't until I recognized how to fight him that I began to gain victories in areas of my life that had challenged me for years. Read Ephesians 6 and use the weapons God forged for us against your specific enemy. In verse 17 the scripture mentions "the sword of the spirit". The sword is the written and spoken word of God that can cut through any attack, accusation, sickness, or situation. I have often said that a weapon in your hands is useless if you don't know how to use it. Read and memorize the word so that it gets in your spirit and you can recall it for the situation you need it. That's when it truly becomes a weapon. This battleground we born again into was here in existence long before any of us were. The war isn't going away until Christ return. However, the battles can still be won by using God's word against the one who seeks to steal, kill and destroy. Make the Bible your best read book and forge your sword by memorizing the scripture and knowing what it will do for you.
Howard' Helpful Hint: Centered people make the word of God their Sword and defeat their enemies.