To win we must prepare!
We have a prefetermined victory available to us. But, we must still prepare for the battle. There is a work that has to be done on our part if we are going to walk in that victory.
The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But deliverance and victory belong to the Lord .
PROVERBS 21:31 AMP
How have wars and battles in the natural been won? People were trained to fight, they were trained to know tactics and use instinct, etc.
We have to do the same thing in spiritual battles when we are up against a trial that may seem impossible, but your hearing and hearing if the word has trained you to not see impossible. But, that all things are possible with God.
Our study of the word gives us tactics and strategy if how to fight. Like prayer, worship, belief in what we study, and being aware of our adversary and so much more the word of God contains.
The more in tune we are to His word and what it says by revelation of how God will speak to us in our individual circumstances. We can then use those strategies to walk in the victory that is made available.
This is how God is glorified when we lean on Him and allow Him to help us win battles that are too much for us in the natural and we need a supernatural answer. That is the answer that only God can provide.
There is a scripture that says ” The battle is the Lords” we must stand in the faith and allow Him to fight in ways we cannot, but we so our trust and dependancy on that by standing firm in the faith and using our spiritual weapons as best we have been trained in.
The more we prepare for the battle the less we will be tossed in our faith. We can stand firm knowing who is at our side and knowing the victory is won as long as we trust God in the midst of it.
With proper training the word of God can be our most powerful weapon!
The more I go through this 40 day detox its like the more negativity has been dug up to come up and out of me.
It is in this time also that when the negativity and toxic comes out I must unload it then begin to renew with the word of God. As it says in Hebrews 4:12:
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12 NASB
I have to gave enough of the word of God hidden away in my heart so yhat when temptation comes, the enemy comes in through a wound in my soul or my environment produces wrong thoughts I can yield my sword and cast them down before I take thought of them and allow further wrong fruit to be bore in my life.
It is only by Pastor giving me key scriptures to focus my mind on and meditate on, as well as, study to get them deeply ingrained into my soul. Her 40 day detox notes for the daily area to tackle I have to renew in daily and use other key teachings on calming my soul to use the word of God to combat the negativity that has been so much a part of mh being.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One, In Your splendor and Your majesty! And in Your majesty ride on victoriously, For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Psalms 45:3-4 NASB
The word of God needs to be so close that its always within grasp like a weapon to a skilled fighter, the fight of faith with the word of God is just the same but in the spirit of things. As the word proclaims the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (of the world) but mighty in the spirit.
The more I detox the negativity the more word I need at the ready to slice the negativity to break it apart of its once stronghold on my soul. A newness will come forth the more I battle using my sword of the word of God.
Words carry so much more power than we give them credit for.
Our words can either be life and blessings or death and curses. Its how we guard them as to what their impact will be once they have left our lips.
My words have often been negative and that has most definitley been death and cursing that has escaped my lips. The contents of my soul are damaged to the point of needing healing in areas.
The words I have taken in from hearing others speak of me for years has created its own dwelling place within me. So much so that when they come even in my current they go right on in as a welcomed guest. Then they begin to talk. They begin to say “you know they are right, you are what they said about you” or “its all your fault things don’t work out”.
Then from my mouth comes that same negative talk that has flowed for as long as I can recall. To have such a sensitivity in me that when things that seem bad are spoken of me that I dwell in the declaration of “your an aweful person” or “no wonder God isn’t moving on your behalf yoir jusy too messed up”.
Maybe I am the only one who battles this stuff. But, this is my fight that wages within me day in and day out. There are days when the battle is so wearing on me its like just give up its not working for you like it is others. Therefore, back up the already negative that has come that “no wonder God isn’t moving on your behalf”. Thus triggering states of depression and hopelessness.
I have to fight my way out of the box of that to get loosened from my chains.
Is it easy?
Is it possible to overcome?
But, as long as I do the work to make my way out of it. Pastor tells us that scripture all the time faith with out works is dead. And it works vice versa also that works without faith is also dead.
I have to begin to stand and fight with faith. The fighting to get the old out is the work. So, I am just praying that over time I will be able to guard me better to shield from going into the depths of darkness to the brightness of light. To speak power words of faith over the old power words of death to my life.