10: Choose to Wrestle

Ephesians 6:12 – 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. Paul simply announces spiritual warfare as a fact. We are not carrying on a physical war, but the battle is…

09: More Than Conquerors

Ephesians 6:11 – Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. To put on the whole armor of God is to apply all of the Gospel to all of our life. Christ secured our victory in spiritual warfare on the cross (Revelation 12:11). We…

08: Strengthened not Sapped

Ephesians 6:10 – Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  Paul reminds his readers that every Christian is engaged in spiritual warfare. Spiritual warfare is to stand against the devil and face the forces of evil and darkness. Every Christian faces this reality in their life. There…

07: Divine Resource

Zechariah 4:6 – ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts. The Lord explains how Zerubbabel will accomplish the work. Zerubbabel was the civic leader of Jerusalem and had the responsibility to finish the work of rebuilding the temple. The work had stalled and he needed encouragement to carry on….

06: Unwavering Labour

1 Corinthians 15:58 – Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. In the earlier verses, Paul brilliantly links together the ideas of sin, death, and our identification with Jesus’ death and resurrection. For those who are…

05: No Matter What

Romans 8:37 – Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. The security of the believer is God’s love. Satan is our adversary and sends all kinds of life-defeating, joy-stealing attacks to threaten the faith and well-being of God’s children (Romans 8:35-39). But he lacks the power to…

04: A Servant’s Confidence

Isaiah 54:17 – No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord. This is no blanket promise for any churchgoer.  The Lord is speaking to His…

03: Obediently Yours

2 Corinthians 10: 5 – 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. Paul is addressing the carnal ways among the Corinthian people. Christians have been bought with the blood of Christ and so belong to Him. We…

02: Confident and Victorious

1 John 4:4 – You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. In a war, the strength and resources of those in the battle determine the victor. Christians in spiritual warfare fight from a place of victory. Jesus who…

01: Take Up and Stand

James 4:7 -Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. To resist the devil is imperative, not a choice. The devil is to be resisted. The Bible in 1 Peter 5:8 reminds us that our adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. And yet,…