Sometimes it’s hard to hear the voice of God. How can you tell if it’s Him? Read this. 

“This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God… You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”  1 John 4:2,4

There was an oppressive heaviness in the air. I had an overwhelming feeling of being alone. I felt like no one cared – like I was a failure. These thoughts and feelings were incredibly real. They consumed me and to some extent, even paralyzed me. Relationships became stressed, problems became overwhelming and a general veil of darkness came over me. As I prayed and sought God, I began to feel as if He wasn’t even hearing me. It became obvious that I was facing some intense spiritual warfare. I knew that the only way to combat it was through focused and intense prayer. Request a prayer mentor here.

The first step is to realize the truth of where the battle comes from. Remember the words of Paul:

“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.” (Ephesians 6:12)

Acknowledge that the enemy is trying to trip you up. Audibly command the enemy to leave you alone. Recruit focused prayer support to join you in the battle against the enemy. Remember, “the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”

As you face the enemy, God will give you the strength and hope you need for each moment. Cling to Him, release your burdens and battles to Him. He will guide your steps. Know that the promises He gave you in the light hold true through the darkness. Then, one day, you will realize that the incredible battle you were in has been won and God is the victor. Don’t give up!

Lord, I thank you that the battle I’m facing is not against flesh and blood, but against the darkness of the enemy. Jesus, you have the power to destroy all the evil forces around me and take back the territory that belongs to you. I ask that the enemy would flee and retract. Thank you Jesus that you hold me in your hands and will give me everything I need to live today for you. In Jesus Name, amen.

Take Action

Do battle against the enemy!  Fight him and embrace the power of God that is available to you. Each day, pray that you would be covered by the armor of God. 

This prayer on Ephesians 6:13-18 has been such a blessing to me. I pray that it would bless you too. Print or save it and make it a part of your morning routine.