Spiritual warfare continues to be a very big part of our ministry in India. I didn’t plan it that way in the beginning but the needs here and the requests for training have made it so. It’s be the culmination of each conference, when attendance and attention is the highest. It brings a new perspective on things they’ve been struggling with and give hope of victory over these things.
Today was no different, except that I had time for four sessions on spiritual warfare. We talk about how to recognize, take back access, and remove demonic work against them, their families or their churches. We end up with a powerful prayer for deliverance for each one present and give them a book to help them understand and grow.
These sessions bring great blessing to them and us, but they also bring focused opposition for this is not something demonic forces controlling the areas we enter want to have taught! That’s the main reason these trips to India are such a continuing battle. We are dependent on the prayers of God’s people to be able to continue with these things. So are the pastors and Christians we teach for they go home alone to use these thing and face strong opposition. We hear many testimonies of how wonderfully God works, but never without a battle.
The principle is: there is no victory without battle. The battle must come first, and must be won. It’s not something we do on our own. God takes us out of our comfort zone. In India, ministering in spiritual warfare, is so far out of my comfort zone I feel like I am in a different galaxy. Yet nowhere else do I experience God’s grace and power, His love and guidance and His provision for all our needs. His promise is always true:
Luke 10:19-20 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
So how are you doing with the battles you face in life? Maybe you are between battles and God is giving you a time to rest and learn the lessons He’s been teaching you. Maybe you are just entering a battle, or in the middle or even coming to the end of one. Do you see it for what it is, an attack of the enemy to defeat and discourage you? Never think America is free from this same demonic work, it’s just more subtle an hidden. But that makes it more dangerous and more effective. If you would like prayer or counsel please email me. For a free copy of my spiritual warfare books go to http://sw.christiantrainingonline.org/ and click ‘Downloads’ or email me and I’ll send an ebook. And don’t stop praying for us, it’s been a long battle over here. God brings victory but the battle isn’t over!