January 21 – Day 7: The Lord’s Prayer
“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
“…and lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from the evil one…”
ENGAGE IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE
As followers of Jesus, we are in a spiritual battle of some sort on a daily basis. In warfare, battles are fought on different fronts, for different reasons, and with varying degrees of intensity. The same is true in spiritual warfare. Our spiritual battles and warfare are real, even though we cannot physically see the attacker.
When you are drawing nearer to God, or when you start deepening your relationship with him, you may feel more spiritual attacks. This could take the form of impure thoughts, a short temper, a lack of confidence or self- esteem. Even a bad day could be the result of a spiritual attack. Ask God to help you find ways to stand against the enemy and fight!
Every lie that the enemy has told you should be replaced with the truth of God’s Word.
Prayer is your true path to the light and out of the darkness. Today, pray about your spiritual battles and the lies the devil tells you.
think about it:
What spiritual battles are you facing?
What are the lies the enemy tells you?
How can prayer and Scripture help you overcome the enemy’s lies and battles?