SPIRITUAL POWERS: EVIL
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto
you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand
in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."
The battle is with the devil and against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against
spiritual wickedness in high places NOT humans. The battle is a
spiritual one, not a physical one. Only spiritual armor is
appropriate for the spiritual battle. Make sure that you test the
spirits to see whether they be from God or not.
Capture every thought and bring it into obedience!
2 Corinthians 10: 3-5
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God
to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against
the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the
obedience of Christ;
HEARTLIGHT on Higher Powers
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is
no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
-- Romans 13:1
Yes, there are things we don't like about our government. But
God has truly blessed most of us so we can enjoy the protection of
the authorities where we live. But we also live in the time of
some of the greatest persecution ever known in the Christian era.
So as we pray for our leaders and thank God for our freedoms, let's
not forget the persecuted church all over the world.
"O Great Deliverer, God of the Exodus, as you have shown your
power and deliverance in the past, we ask that you act today and
bless every believer who is persecuted for your sake. Please bless
them with tenderness, healing, and protection on this day. In the
powerful name of Jesus we ask it. Amen."