Today: When Gov. vs. God
Passage: Eph 6
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 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. (Eph 6, NIV)-emphasis added
Why is it that government (Gov.) “brush” with God?
From the time of Abraham, we see kings interfering with the people of God in one way or other (Ps 2)
Daniel and his friends were part of the group that went into exile to Babylon. We know about the various situations they went through. Elijah was another prophet who had much friction with King Ahab and his partner Jezebel.
The rulers, authorities, powers of this dark world and the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms are exposed here, for a reason.
Powers down here and the satanic powers in the upper realms fight with us. Get “covered”!
See how the “prince of Persia” (a satanic power in the aerial realm) tried to block the answer to Daniel’s prayer:
12 Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. 13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia. (Daniel 10, NIV)
Each land/city has its own type principalities, but God is above all of them!
It is important to know what we are dealing with
As many Churches have “diluted” their gospel and made it more people-friendly than God-friendly, they ceased to impact the community
There used to be prayer-walks; but these days, many are “sleep-walking” and “sleep-talking” to God, instead of being awake and pray. People are “tired” with their own stuff!
We need to wake up! Pray whenever you can. Pray in the spirit when you can
Unless we commit ourselves to more prayer, intercession and the word of God, we cannot stand the big storms and the flood of waters that is destroying many. If you can, find a few that can come together and pray
Pray for the “Daniels” who stand for God; be a Daniel yourself!
God bless your day
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for being there for me. Thank you because you are unique and more powerful than all the forces of darkness. You defeated the devil with your death and resurrection. Halleluiah! Amen
“If you don’t overcome the devil, he will”