“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.“
Hey friends! How are you doing?
Today, I really want to share with you a few thoughts about a subject that every one should be aware of,and also put in practice: The power of God’s word (or should I say God sword?!)
I started to read a great book called “Girls with swords”, by Lisa Bevere, wich brings up exactly this: How we can use the word of God to fight our battles ( and also to fight for others!)
Did you already stop to think that we are in midst of a EPIC WAR?
A war against everything we are created to be, a war against the true we carry inside and, most precisely, a war that is against the sons and daughters of God!
These last weeks, God talked to me a lot about MIND, and how we are attacked all the time through our thoughts!
I don’t know if you ever realized it but, your thoughts is what shapes your actions and your actions after a while becomes habits and, (bad) habits is all what is needed to takes us out of the right direction!
So, the first step, to change our ways to the right direction is to relearn how to think the right thoughts. How can we do this?
The answer is very simple, but it’s not easy: We need to know and practice the principles of God’s word, and trust in them no matter what!
I had to face a lot of struggles, to learn that God and His word is all I have after all, and that should be enough. Only time could prove that it, actually, was enough to change my history and I just needed to give steps of faith!
So, going back to the book, in chapter 1 the author ,Lisa Bevere tells us, women, a basic (and not surpring at all) but rough truth: We, women, are under attack!
I know that feminists thinks that the movement was the first to realize it(pause to laugh hahaha), but it is not true.
Since the beginning, God said that He would put enmity between the serpente(Satan) and the woman (Genesis 3:15).
So we should know that since the beginning, we are a target!
That said, it is about time to us, women( and all christians) learn how to defend ourselves against the powers in the spiritual realm of this world and also, to RECOGNIZE when we are being attacked by the enemy, cause he uses the natural and visible ways all the time to do it.
Think about wich are the ways that you are most of the times, attacked in your life, things that hurt you the most. You problably can do a mental list of things or people that hurts you more frequently, am I right?
And if you could learn how to not be hurted or ofended by it? There are a few things you can do to protect youself!
First, you need to understant that EVERY ATTACK IS SPIRITUAL, no matter if it’s seems silly or too crazy to be true, it is!
So you don’t have to fight against the person or the group or whatever it is that is attacking you, you have to fight against the spiritual energy behind of it!
The bible says in Ephesians 6:10-12:
“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms”
Every part of the armor has it’s own purpose and it’s important to understand every part of it, but let’s talk about the SWORD for now.
If you want to use this powerful weapon, you need, first of all, be familiarized with it! You need to go deep in it and fill your heart and mind with the Scriptures, every time you can!
It is not about memorize it, but to be inspired by the truth behind the words and trully believe, living by it!
Like Jesus done in the wilderness ( Matthew 4:1-11), we need to use the Word of God to unmask the lies and attacks of the enemy in our minds, cause he, definetely, will do it to us!
The truth will set us free( John 8:32), but it to work, we need to know what is true and how to use it to protect us and also to attack the enemy back, when we need it!
The enemy of our souls will attack our identity over and over again, untill we are so bounded by lies that we can’t do anything!
But it don’t have to happen! Cause if we work our thoughts, acts and habits, he are done!
I want to be very specific in those steps, so I will make this post in parts, to help you to arm yourself with this powerful weapon of God, then you can go through everything and stand firm untill the end!
For now, just remember it: your MIND IS THE REAL BATTLEFIELD, and if you are not in control of your thoghts, someone else is.
*This post is inspired by two books, actually: “Girls with sword” (Lisa Bevere) and “Outwitting the Devil”, by Napoleon Hill.