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Standing Against the Enemy

on May 7, 2017
Lord, we Thank You for the suffering Jesus endured for us and that He willingly gave His life so that we would be forgiven. Lord we Thank You that Jesus rose 3 days later to defeat death and the enemy. Lord, we Thank You that you did all of this for us and that You gave us victory over our enemies. Lord, Thank You that you have given us authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy, and nothing will harm us (Luke 10:19). Lord we Thank You that when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him (Isaiah 59:19).
Lord, help us to put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.  Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]. So stand firm and hold your ground, having tightened the wide band of truth (personal integrity, moral courage) around your waist and having put on the breastplate of righteousness (an upright heart), and having strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news].   Above all, lift up the [protective] shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. With all prayer and petition pray [with specific requests] at all times [on every occasion and in every season] in the Spirit, and with this in view, stay alert with all perseverance and petition [interceding in prayer] for all God’s people (Ephesians 6:11-18).
Lord, we are your children, so we declare that no weapon formed against us shall prosper (Isaiah 54:7). Lord, we pray in the name of Jesus and rebuke and render powerless any and all things that would cause division, discord, strife, condemnation, pride, envy, jealousy, gossip, slander, complaining, fear of lack, evil speaking and deceiving spirits. Lord, we bind all curses that have been spoken against us. Lord, bless those who curse us, and we pray blessings on those who despitefully use us (Luke 6:28). We declare that we are the righteousness of God. So satan, you are bound from our family, our friends, our mind, our heart, our body, our home, our finances, our feelings and emotions. We confess with our mouth that we are healed and whole in Jesus Name. For God we know that you have placed purpose in us and You have a destiny for us to reach. Lord through our suffering let us see the treasures that you have placed inside of us. Because your word says that from the standpoint of faith that the sufferings of the present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us (Romans 8:18).
Lord we ask that you put a hedge of protection around us today. Lord show us the tactics that the enemy has in his plan to come and steal, kill and destroy any part of who we are in You. Teach us how to walk in the authority that you have already given us over our enemies. Let us be boastful in our weaknesses because your grace is sufficient and you power is made perfect in our weakness.
We pray all these things in Your Son Jesus Mighty Name, AMEN!!!

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