Last week we were discussing coming out of Egypt. Egypt is referring to your circumstances or pressing situations for which there seems to be no way of escape. Or you’ve been fighting this battle for so long you have lost hope. For example: if your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers (Isaiah 1:7);
You may have let the enemy take you captive at his will because in your land, which is your heart, when you have heard the word, you immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in yourselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately you are offended. That’s when you must not be weary in well doing but speak to the mountain and use the word of God given you at home, in Bible Study, Sunday School or church. Religion never freed anybody—only the Word of God delivers and sets free. For it is written Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1 NKJV)
But if you can let the Word take root in your heart then the prophet Isaiah tells us. “For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones will long enjoy the works of their hands. They will not toil in vain or bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the Lord, they and their descendants with them. Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear. (Isaiah 65:22-24).
This was in accordance with the promises which God made to their fathers, The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. (Exodus 3:7-8) You can’t just walk into your promise or your destiny; there are enemies you have to fight in your Promise Land to possess it.
Do you know what enemies you have to fight in order to step into your land flowing with milk and honey? In order to defeat your enemies you have to know who they are and how they operate. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [a]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12 NKJV) This is the epitome of Spiritual Warfare.
Stay tuned next week for part three of this four part series as we design a strategy by identifying and understanding the enemy’s tactics. Until then…Blessings and Peace.
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