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Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Morning by Morning, May 8 - Spiritual Battles, Spiritual Weapons, Spiritual Victory
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Holy is Your name. You are worthy to be praised. And I welcome You into every moment of my day. ...
"When all the kings of the Amorites beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites by the sea, heard that the Lord had dried up the waters of the Jordan for the Israelites until they had crossed over, their hearts melted, and there was no longer any spirit in them, because of the Israelites" (Joshua 5:1).
All that happened in the journey of Your people in their flesh and blood under the Covenant of the Old Testament speaks to us about our journey as Your people in our spirit under the Covenant of the New Testament. "These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down to instruct us, on whom the ends of the ages have come" (1 Corinthians 10:11). They battled the kings of the Amorites and Canaanites. We battle the kings of pride, deception, bitterness, fear, rejection, lust, idolatry, greed, infirmity, guilt, shame, and everything else that would try to rule and reign as king in our hearts instead of the Lord Jesus Christ. "For people are slaves to whatever masters them" (2 Peter 2:19).
Our enemies are spiritual enemies. "For our struggle is not against enemies of the blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places" (Ephesians 6:12). Our weapons of warfare are spiritual weapons. "Indeed, we live as human beings, but we do not wage war according to human standards; for the weapons of our warfare are not merely human, but they have divine power to destroy strongholds" (2 Corinthians 10:3). And our victory in the Lord is a spiritual victory. "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!" (1 Corinthians 15:57)
So let the hearts of our spiritual enemies melt in fear before us. "Even the demons believe-and shudder" (James 2:19). O Lord God, You are an awesome God! And we shout Your praises and declare Your victory in our hearts and over our enemies. "Say to God, 'How awesome are Your deeds! Because of Your great power, Your enemies cringe before You. All the earth worships You; they sing praises to You, sing praises to Your name.' Come and see what God has done; He is awesome in His deeds among mortals!" (Psalm 66:3-5) Praise Your holy name. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
My Friend, I pray you will look and see the victory of the Lord over every enemy of your soul by the power of the blood of Jesus. May the hearts of your spiritual enemies melt before you and the Lord our God advances His Kingdom within you and through you. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
We'll be completing our Level 2 School of Ministry being hosted at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio this week and then beginning our Level 1 School over two weekends in June. Please let us know if you'd like to come join us. DVD's and CD'sare available on the web site from prior Messiah Ministries' Schools if you're not able to join us, along with my book, Free to Be Like Jesus -- Transforming Power of Healing & Deliverance -- and other resources for equipping in prayer, healing ministry, and spiritual warfare