By Brother Michel Lankford
Blessed are You, (יהוה YAHWEH) Almighty one, Creator and King of the Universe, (Genesis 1; Colossians 1:16); Who provides everything we need for life and Godliness, (2 Peter 1:3); and Who gives to us the days of our lives, (Psalm 139:16-17).
Abba (יהוה YAHWEH); have pity upon me according to Your Unfailing Love.
Rightly You have taught us through the apostles that we are in a spiritual war. Correctly You have taught us that we are not wrestling against flesh and blood, but against unseen spiritual principalities and adversaries who fight against us, in high places (Ephesians 6:12).
Rightly You taught us through the apostles, that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but they are mighty through יהוה, to the pulling down of strongholds, (belief systems, notions and ideas) which exalt themselves against the knowledge of יהוה, (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).
Rightly You have taught us through the apostles that our adversary is like a roaring lion, prowling around, looking for opportunities to take advantage, steal, to kill, to destroy us, our families, and our fellowships; and so we should be always vigilant against the schemes of the devil, (1 Peter 5:8; John 10:10).
Rightly You have said that it is OUR OWN responsibility to guard our hearts with ALL diligence, because from our hearts flows every issue of life, (Proverbs 4:23).
Rightly You have taught us through the apostles that it is OUR responsibility NOT to give the adversary any opportunity to work in our lives, (Ephesians 4:27).
Rightly, You Abba (יהוה YAHWEH); have taught us that if we do what is right, we will be accepted, but if we do not do what is right, then sin is crouching at the door with a strong desire to overtake us, and we will have to overcome and conquer it, (Genesis 4:6-7).
Forgive me Heavenly Father, for many times I had forgotten that we are at war, in unseen realms. I have neglected to be diligent and on my guard as I should have been Help me to be more diligent in the areas of spiritual warfare. Help me to remember that we are at war with spiritual enemies and principalities in high places. Help me to do my part in submitting to YHWH, and resisting the devil and his minions, in whatever form they might appear, (James 4:7).