We are all susceptible to spiritual warfare.
Whether we recognize it or not, we have an enemy that seeks to kill, steal and destroy the plan that God has for us.
And not just the plan for us, but for our families as well.
As a family we have to be intentional if we want to stay tight knit.
So what can we do to remain close and keep the enemy at bay?
To come up with a plan to fight for your family, you have to understand the battle.
Let’s look at the 3 truth’s about the battle we’re in:
The war is already won.
Jesus defeated the enemy when He died on the cross. We now fight from victory and not for victory. (Colossians 2:15)
We are not alone.
God has given us His Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth. (John 16:13)
We are prepared.
We have a full suit of armor that we can put on to win the battle against the enemy. (Ephesians 6:10-18)
We have everything we need to win the battle for our families.
One of the key weapons in our arsenal is the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God.
I try to start every day by speaking God’s Word over my family. There is nothing more powerful than declaring God’s Word.
For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest part of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 AMP
When our words line up with God’s Word, anything is possible.
That’s why I was so pumped as I read Jen’s post How to Fight Spiritual Battles for Your Children.
Not only does she identify the truth of necessary warfare, but she gives several verses and prayer ideas to protect our children in the battle.
Our prayer matters to God. They’re not just empty words that we’re shouting into the sky. Prayers break down walls. In Matthew 4:1 Jesus was tempted in the wilderness by Satan. Each time Satan tried to convince Jesus to perform a miracle or rely on anything other than God, Jesus simply responded with “it is written”. I love that, Jesus had no need to argue or convince, He simply stood on the Word of truth. So that means you’ve gotta know your Bible.
Jen goes on to layout some specific verses to declare and pray over your children. Although she has specified them for our children, I’ll be claiming all these things for my whole family. To find out what these are you can head over to With Giggles and Grace to read the rest of her post.
Thanks Jen, for these powerful weapons to battle with! Feel free to grab the featured button and place it on your website.