Do You Know What You Are Up Against?
Many of us are wondering why it is that there is no significant improvement in our lives even though we are making every effort to do what is right in the eyes of God. We as they say; take one step forward and two steps backward. All this is happening because there is some unseen force that is working against us to cause negatives situations to occur in our life.
We are a spiritual being living in a earthly body and we were created by God in His own image and likeness. He also blessed us to be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moved upon the earth.
We were blessed in heavenly places to be the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21, Isaiah 54:14). We were designed to prosper, to live in abundance and to progress in every aspect of our live. We were created with the authority and power to subdue, control and defeat every negativity in our life and the adversary which is Satan, the Devil, Beelzebub, or whatever name we call this enemy who is constantly in pursue of the children of God (1 Peter 5:8).
So what had happen, why are we unable to live up to these attributes? We are unable to live up and exercise this authority because we have forgotten or do not know who we are in God and the authority we possess. We have not follow the commandments, laws and statues that God told us in His Word. We took the free will that was given to us and decided to use it to walk in disobedience and defiance of God. Our ancestors had sinned against God causing curses to continue onto the third and fourth generations thereafter. Many of us are a part of that generation today. We ourselves have also cause curses to fall upon ourselves and our family due to our own disobedience.
How have we been disobedience? We have been disobedient by serving other gods. Anything that we have put above our Creator has become an idol or a god in our life, so we serve the creature rather than the Creator (Romans 1:25) Because of our disobedience in following after God we have opened the door for the adversary to take a stand in our lives, and we have to be knowledgeable of the fact that we are not wrestling against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers and spiritual wickedness in high places; which are demonic forces whose agenda is to cause the destruction of man.
These demonic forces are monitoring our everyday life living and trying their best to cause us to fall into sin and destruction, that is why we need to be vigilant for our adversary - the devil is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.(1Peter 5:8)
We must put on the whole armor of God, we must return to our Creator and serve Him in spirit and in truth, we must stand in our authority as Children of God, Citizens of the Kingdom of God, and joint heirs to the Kingdom of Heaven.