Certain destruction awaits those who attempt to defeat satan in their own strength and this is exactly what most religious teach. Spiritual warfare ministries specialize in such teachings. The methods and mantras of the super spiritual are given to the “unlearned” in order to overcome sin. Family curses, soul ties and other “curses”, which were in fact broken the day of the believing sinners Salvation, all have a specific incantation designed to break the curse. This is nothing more than an attempt of “white” witchcraft given in order to manipulate the spirit world of righteousness and has absolutely nothing to do with faith in the Cross of Christ for dominion over sin.
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the Law, but under Grace.” Romans 6:14
These incantations, often called “prayers”, become the object of one’s faith to overcome the problem or circumstance at hand and makes the Cross of Christ of no effect. They become the law given to gain victory when under Grace through faith we maintain our victory.
“For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect.” 1 Corinthians 1:17
These wisdom of words are commandments of man being taught as doctrine from behind the pulpits and have many in the Church, and I speak here of those who truly love the Lord, under bondage to satan. Unknowingly they have been deceived and their faith has been shifted to these various doctrines which are constantly tossing them to and fro. This corruption of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified through the wisdom of words has presented another Jesus and another gospel for victorious Christian living, while maintaining Jesus Christ and Him crucified for their Salvation. This spiritual adultery committed by the sincere Believer has them bound by the powers of darkness. No matter the lies they may tell themselves, others and even God, they do not have joy unspeakable and peace beyond all understanding.
“For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are Saved it is the Power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18
The Cross of Christ is foolishness to them who are perishing. Are you perishing? We must recognize how we receive the preaching of the Cross of Christ for daily living unto God. The Cross of Christ was a place of great suffering for our Lord but for the Believer it is a place of great blessing. Sadly, many have been led away from the Cross of Christ and their blessings have been off. No longer are they in God’s Will for their life because after having done all, they did not stand but ventured out to fight the devil in their own strength.
“11 Put on the whole Armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole Armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:11-13
Satan is a formidable foe to those who do not stand in God’s Armor. One cannot withstand the evil day in their own strength. It is God’s Armor, not our own. In Christ Jesus, we stand and see the Salvation of the Lord. In all others, certain destruction awaits.
“The Name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous run into it, and is safe.” Proverbs 18:10.
-Donna Clark Warren