Understanding spiritual warfare – Prince Ufford
By Prince Ufford
(The devil recognizes you).
MATTHEW 8:28-29. And when He was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
And be hold, they cried out, saying, what have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time.
1JOHN 5:19. And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
This is the truth, we must wake up to pray.
*The demons are assigned to come after you with the purpose to hinder you from becoming what God created you for naturally. There is no place on earth you will not find demons at work. This fight is call Spiritual warfare.
*The demons will not cease to function in their capacity as agents of destruction, you should not cease to pray and make intercession in the Spirit because this is the real place.
*2CORINTHIANS 10:3-6. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty to the pulling down of strong holds:) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ: And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
*The demons are active in service, the same demon that recognized Jesus bowed unto Him. As born again Christian, you can not afford to play games with yourself and your destiny.
PRINCIPLES FOR EFFECTIVENSS IN WARFARE.
*EPHESIANS 6:10-18. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness: And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: Above all, taking the shield of faith, where with ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
PRAYING ALWAYS WITH ALL PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION IN THE SPIRIT, AND WATCHING THERE UNTO WITH ALL PERSEVERANCE AND SUPPLICATION FOR ALL SAINTS.
If you refuse to pray, Satan will have you and control you.
*John 10:10b. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.
It is your responsibility to pray and make intercession if you are to make progress naturally. Heaven has already given to you what it takes to win.
* LUKE 10:19. BEHOLD, I GIVE UNTO YOU POWER TO TREAD ON SERPENTS AND SCORPIONS, AND OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY: AND NOTHING SHALL BY ANY MEANS HURT YOU. Prophecies concerning you as a Christian will come to pass by Spiritual warfare [good warfare].
*1THESSALONIANS 5:17. PRAY WITHOUT CEASING. Pray continually.
*This means none stop prayer. Prayer will keep you spiritually strong. Prayer will keep you fit for the race, prayer will help you see well, prayer will give you access to victory, prayer will keep your enemy off your territory. Your prayer will help you to fulfill your destiny naturally. The demons recognized Jesus, but they bowed before Him. They should know you as a christian, one born of the Spirit and of righteousness.
*WHO ARE YOU IN THE WORLD OF THE SPIRIT? DO THEY KNOW YOU? THEY SAW JESUS, AND RECOGNIZED HIM AS THE SON OF GOD.
You will reign in life naturally through prayer. What is the key?
*COLOSSIANS 1:9. For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and Spiritual understanding.
*Knowledge of who you are in the Kingdom of God, by this understanding prayer will indeed become a desire because you want to succeed as a citizen of the Kingdom.
Peter was kept in prison but prayer was made for him, prayer delivered him from prison.
The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much. Power from knowledge and prayer, you will be strong naturally, you will be at peace with yourself.
*There are all kinds of demonic operations in the world today. They are spiritually assigned to carry out specific purpose. Prayer should not be seen as an assignment but rather prayer is what will guarantee your success, prosperity and victorious living. Don’t forget that satan is the god of this system which is full of corruption, wickedness, and hatred.
*LUKE 13:10-13. And He was teaching in one of the synagogues on a sabbath. And be hold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thy infirmity. And He laid His Hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
*You can deliver yourself from any infirmity through faith in prayer. Jesus released the healing anointing on her, the anointing set her free from eighteen years sickness.
Paul said put on the whole armour of God that you may be able to fight effective warfare.
As long as you are born again, spiritual warfare is the key to victory. Though we live in this physical world but the real place of operations is the realm of the Spirit. We need spiritual empowerment of the Holy Spirit to enable us stand strong in the fight.
PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD. Half weapon will not help you. The advise is put on the whole armour. Great fight requirement is great armour. With that, you will defeat satan.
Understanding satan’s mode of operation is an advancement, this will keep you on the alert always. We are anxious to see manifestation of success naturally, but satan’s against you is to destroy you with whatsoever means he can use. “SATAN IS AGAINST YOU”.
* The word of the Lord came unto me in the Spirit, I have given to you victory.
Just as I read from the word, it can become real if I believe it in my heart. I am born of Him, He is in me Spiritually.” Yes”. He has given to me victory. Yes I need to believe in His spoken word. Victory is there in the Spirit. He has given to me victory.
Now when Jesus was here, He did not depend on His ability instead He supernaturally operated in the power and might of God.
*If we obey and clothe ourselves with the word, we will spiritually be strong and mighty in His power to stay in the fight because you know you are not alone. Though we live here, the battle is not here, the battleground is in the Spirit, the battle is with the forces of darkness. The Name of Jesus Christ is the authority. The Name carries power, with the Name you bring down walls of darkness standing in your way. The Name is one of the weapons. You are spiritually complete in HIM.
*By revelation knowledge, by the understanding of your right in Christ Jesus, you have power to dominate. Spiritual battle is with Spiritual weapons. So cease not to pray, cease not to make intercession for your Life. In Christ Jesus you are victorious. The demons recognized Him, don’t you think they recognize you? If they do not recognize you, it is because you are still in the kingdom of darkness.
*Revelation 12:7. 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 will walk in victory, you will see yourself successful, you will enjoy the fullness of grace naturally, demons will not have power over you.
Don’t forget you are living in the world of wickedness. With the supernatural weapons of God, you will quench all fiery darts of the wicked.