One of the most important ingredients in overcoming the attacks of the enemy is nutrition: nourishing the spirit by feeding on the Word of God. Someone said to me: “I have problems when I study the Word. I don’t remember most of what I read.”
Well, you may not remember everything you ate for the past year, but it doesn’t necessarily mean your body was not being nourished.
Get to know God
Spend time with His Word and in His presence. Spend time in prayer, praise, and thanksgiving. Prepare yourself to overcome the small battles in your life so that you can take on the Goliaths.
David wasn’t afraid of Goliath because he had previously overcome the lions and other creatures through his faith in God. As you overcome the smaller battles, your faith grows. As you learn to listen to the voice of the Master, you understand what to do and when to do it.
Are you still afraid of the lions in your life and therefore unable to face the Goliath ahead of you? Or are you a giant killer, moved by your faith and trust in God? Let’s pray.
Prayer when attacked by the enemy
Gracious and Merciful Father, I magnify Your Most Holy and Precious Name! Even as I try to praise You, dear Father, I am tormented by thoughts of some past situations.
These thoughts have left me completely broken and have stolen my inner peace. I feel totally defeated.
Today I bow before You in desperation because, even when I try to think positive thoughts, I am facing continuous ATTACKS by the enemy.
Psalm 84:11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
1 John 5:4-8For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.
I WILL overcome the attacks of the enemy
Almighty God, I believe that by worshiping and honoring You, I WILL overcome the attacks of the enemy. I tear down everything that the enemy has stripped from me.
Today, I bind up every evil force that is attempting to penetrate my mind, heart, soul. I declare according to your word that whatever I bind on earth will be bound in heaven.
If I have not yet forgiven, Lord, give me the grace and strength to forgive. Help me to trust again.
James 4:7-8 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Choosing to stand against the attacks of the enemy
Abba Father, I declare that today is MY DAY! I choose to stand against the attacks of the enemy! He will not have further control over me.
I also declare that I will renew my mind with the things of You, as the battle has already been won.
My confession is that, by the FINISHED work of Jesus, I can claim VICTORY over my life.
I have the peace of mind and the assurance that the Holy Spirit continues to dwell in me and grants me peace. In the name of Jesus, I renounce those thoughts that hold my mind captive. These things I declare in Jesus’ name, SO BE IT…AMEN!
Matthew 18:18 Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Recommended Reading: Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Jesus did not intend for us to struggle with weariness or defeat. Weariness is nothing more than an attack from Satan to sidetrack you and keep you from fulfilling God’s amazing plan for your life. Read Joyce Meyers’ Weary Warriors, Fainting Saints: How You Can Outlast Every Attack of the Enemy