But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14
The first step in becoming a mighty warrior for Jesus is to understand the battle for the souls of men can be fought either in the physical realm or the spiritual realm.
Here is a quick lesson, Satan wants to fight you in the physical realm, with your 5 senses: Taste, Sight, Touch, Smelling and Hearing. If you fight Satan here you will lose. When I say lose, I don’t mean most of the time, I want you to hear me, you will lose every time.
Jesus’ victory completely destroyed the works of the Devil but it was a spiritual victory. We must remember whenever Jesus fought Satan or his demons He did so in the Spirit. Using His authority and the word of God.
Step one in your training is to imitate Jesus, and by that, I mean, fight Satan only in the spiritual realm. How is this done you might ask? Your weapons are not carnal (physical) but spiritual. This post is not going to get into detail about the spiritual weapons but I want to give you the best thing I have found for starting each day.
The Whole Armor of God-(Ephesians 6:10-18) I try to put them on everyday. I do this by faith through a prayer something like this:
I gird my loins with the belt of truth, I shod my feet with the Gospel of peace, I put on the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, I taken in my hand the shield of faith, which will block every fiery arrow Satan shots at me and in the other hand, I grab the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God. I do this in the name of Jesus, Amen.
This simple exercise helps you in two ways; First, it will help you concentrate on the spiritual, first thing in the morning. Second, it will properly dress you for the battle each day.
Remember God is no respecter of persons, if it works for me, it will work for you. I pray you will take your first step to become the warrior Jesus needs you to be.
Until next time, remember: You overcome Satan by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony, and by becoming a living sacrifice. Revelation 12:11