Listening to the Father's Heart - July 25
Son, it is vital for you to know that you were born into a war zone. You cannot see the spiritual realm as I can see, but you should know the enemy of your soul desires to destroy you. The greater the impact of your assignment on others, the greater warfare you can expect. My son Paul understood this when he said, "For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries" (1 Cor 16:9). He was writing about the existence of enemy forces that operate in the most influential spheres of power. "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places" (Eph 6:12). You only defeat these enemies through prayer, sometimes fasting (Mt 17:21), and total reliance on me. Remember, they have no power to defeat you if you use the keys I have given you.
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 16:19
Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. Colossians 2:15