1 John 5:18-19 – We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
Colossians 1:13 – He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son…
1 Peter 5:7-9 – …casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.
If you belong to Jesus Christ, you need to believe the following four things so you can exercise the authority He delegated to you as you wage your war.
Key #1: You have moved from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light. When you were born, you were born into the world system, which is a counterfeit kingdom at war against the kingdom of God. When you were born again of the Holy Spirit, your citizenship transferred from this world to the kingdom. Your residence may still be in this world, but your citizenship is in heaven. Furthermore, King Jesus protects you in this enemy territory.Key #2: Demonic attack is not uncommon. In school we study the history of wars; in church we study the war behind the wars. Not only are soldiers marching into battle throughout history, but so are spirits. Like physical soldiers, demon warriors are skilled persons who communicate, possess great intelligence, have emotions that drive them, and have a will by which they make tactical decisions.
When two nations are at war, every citizen is also involved in that war. When an enemy army marches into a town, the residents find themselves under siege for the simple reason that there is a war, and everyone is on one side or the other.
Demonic attack is constant, often seducing the flesh within us because we are living in the midst of a war that has been raging since it erupted in heaven.
God invites you to cast all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. You have peace with God.
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