A long time ago, in the city of heaven, occurred an instructional event… WAR! There was war in heaven, as in W – A – R… WAR! Can you imagine that for a second?
And why was there WAR? Because an entity who had a PLACE there was trying to MESS UP THE WILL OF GOD in that region!
And so the beings in that region had to war in order to remove that sinister being from heaven.
There were clashes of swords. The aura of these beings could easily be seen. There were swift movements.
Michael, the commander of the heavenly host, could literally be seen everywhere. His moves were phenomenal, and he, together with his army, oust the sinister creature and his army from heaven.
Is this sounding like some movie? Hahahaha
Revelation 12:7-8 KJV
“And there was WAR IN HEAVEN: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; NEITHER WAS THEIR PLACE FOUND ANY MORE IN HEAVEN.”
You see that? It’s not a movie!!!
So we continue with this real life epic event.
So the resultant effect of the war was that the place of Satan and his minions were lost in heaven, and then a voice in heaven uttered these sounds,
“Now salvation, and strength, and THE KINGDOM OF OUR GOD… HAVE COME…” Revelation 12:10 NKJV
The Kingdom of God (which is the will of God) cannot come in a life or region where Satan still has a place!
Satan doesn’t willingly give up his place! He has to be forced out, hence the need for WAR!
But the voice is still uttering some sounds. And this part is about us on earth! And it’s scary!!!
“Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! WOE TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH and the sea! FOR THE DEVIL HAS COME DOWN TO YOU, HAVING GREAT WRATH, because he knows that he has a short time.” Revelation 12:12 NKJV
First, ‘Woe’ is a strong word! Secondly, the devil has taken his place on earth (in your life, nations, etc)! Thirdly, the devil is not smiling (for he knows his time is short!)!
These three assertions put together spell W – A – R on earth!!!
And God was careful to tell man about this war immediately He created him!
“So God created man… Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “…fill the earth and SUBDUE IT; have dominion…” Genesis 1:27-28 NKJV
‘Subdue’ doesn’t paint the picture of ice-cream on a cone; it paints the picture of WAR! So what God was telling man can be paraphrased, “There’s someone on the earth; you need to SUBDUE him in order to dominate the earth!”
So the dEVIL is on the earth, and therefore anywhere you take out the devil from, the Kingdom (the will) of God will come to that sphere!
Listen my dear.
LIFE has a variant spelling! It is W-A-R!
Have you been waiting for things to just line up on their own?
Have you been waiting for the devil to just have mercy on you and step off from you?
Have you been waiting for the devil to just remove the covering over you so your spouse can see you?
Have you been waiting for you to just give birth and then for the children to just grow up in the way of the Lord? (Oh, I hear you say you are not married yet! I say, “You don’t understand! Do you have to wait to marry before you start praying for your kids?”)
Have you been waiting for the devil to get tired and release you from whatever affliction he has put upon you?
I’m sorry to be telling you this, but he would not! Ask Job!
Satan didn’t leave heaven until he was cast out! He won’t leave you until you send him packing!
“Therefore submit to God. RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE from you. James 4:7 NKJV
The devil only flees from a place he has been resisted in! So my dear, learn to war… learn to pray… start taking prayer very serious; you don’t have a choice!
Let me wrap up with this statement: When the devil loses his place in the area of your relationship, only then can men stop seeing you as trees.
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CONFESSION FOR THE DAY:
I am strengthened in my spirit, soul, and body to cast out Satan from my sphere.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
Lord, let me not sleep off in battle!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Life is not fanfare; it is warfare!
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY:
1. Watch the movie “WAR ROOM” if you have not.
2. Think of areas the devil still has a place in your life, and actively resist him. PRAY!
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: