Spiritual Warfare and the Believers Authority – Arch. Duncan-Williams

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Spiritual Warfare and the Believers Authority – Arch. Duncan-Williams

Foundational truths for spiritual warfare are found in the scriptures. They are directed at teaching the believer who he or she is in Christ. Before praying warfare prayers, it is important to understand the scriptural basis for spiritual warfare. Please take the time to look up the following scriptures and to study them. You will get them into your spirit-man and they will build your faith and confidence to do spiritual warfare.
Remember, it is not ability that God uses but availability. If you are available, God will use you. You must be born-again and spirit-filled, operating in the baptism in the Holy Spirit and gifts of the Holy Spirit (I. Cor. 12). In particular, the three knowledge gifts of word of knowledge, word of wisdom and discernment of spirits, prove indispensable for spiritual warfare and manifest in the spirit-filled believer as the Holy Spirit wills.
A scrutiny of the following scriptures will build your faith and confidence, and it is faith which empowers your prayers and moves God’s hand and heart to respond on your behalf. The scriptural basis for spiritual warfare is founded upon the truths of the following scriptures and many others: The promises and guarantees of God are basis for possessing your inheritance by warfare prayer. God will honor the extent to which you exercise your faith in prayer
“Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and this entire people, to the land which I am giving to them — the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. Joshua 1:3
The scripture assures the believers that their relationship with Lord grants them the power of attorney. To dictate decrees and with heavens backing, the decrees shall be affected. To have a relationship with the Lord means to make peace with God through repentance from sin and submission to His Lordship over your life. (Job 22:21-27). Your relationship with God empowers you to exercise authority in His Name
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. Job 22:28
The means by which we exercise the power of attorney in the Name of the Lord is our words. God created everything by His word except the creation of man He has granted us the authority to speak things into existence which did not exist before and to speak other things out of existence.
A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:20-21
The Word of God says we are God’s weapons of war and therefore as we yield to His Lordship and make ourselves available in prayer, God will use us to implement His will and purposes in every imaginable situation.
Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms; and with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider; with thee also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with thee will I break in pieces old and young; and with thee will I break in pieces the young man and the maid; I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces captains and rulers. Jeremiah 51:20 -23
Spiritual warfare prayer, as with all prayer, is empowered by our faith in Christ through the delegated authority which He gives to every believer through His shed Blood and His victory over Satan through His work of the cross on our behalf. Believers must understand their position in Christ, that they are joined to His Spirit (I Cor. 6:17) and are, therefore, one with Him (Romans 6).
The born-again, Spirit-filled believer, then, functions through His position in Christ. The believer must, therefore, know who he or she is, in Christ, and the power that has been delegated to them by the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ empowered the believer to go on the offensive against the enemy with the divine guarantees that the enemy would not be able to contain the advance of the church.
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