Spiritual Warfare Battle Plan, Day 5
God has promised us that He will cause our enemies who rise against us to be defeated before our faces. But we can get in the way of our blessing and leave room for the enemy to stand in our faces rather than fleeing seven ways. With that in mind, here are seven tactics to make the devil flee seven ways.
1. Diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God
If you love me, keep my commands.John 14:15
2. Repent before you engage in battle
For the Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him.2 Chronicles 30:9b
3. Know that God is on your side
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?Romans 8:31 NIV
4. War from a position of victory
With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.Psalm 108:13 NIV
5. Praise your way through
Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.Psalm 144:1 NIV
6. Take up your armor
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.Ephesians 6:11 NIV
7. Pray always and be watchful
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”Mark 14:38 NIV
Breaking the power of vicious circles is often a matter of making better choices, but when it’s a demonic cycle you need to identify the imaginations and wrong thought patterns that are allowing wicked spirits to wreak havoc on your life.
Go forth, spiritual warrior, with praise in your heart and prayer on your lips, dressed for battle. The battle belongs to the Lord, and the devil will flee seven ways. He has no choice when you submit yourself to God and resist him. No demon in hell is stronger than a will aligned with the Word of God. God’s grace floods the soul that seeks first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.
The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven. The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him.Deuteromy 28:7-9 NIV