“The enemy knows that with Jesus in you he cannot destroy you. So he will spend all of his energy trying to discourage you.” -Priscilla Shirer
The quote above struck me and the 21 other young adults in our seats at the final session of the Passion Conference in Washington, DC. The speaker was talking about spiritual warfare.
You may have just rolled your eyes or been weirded out by the phrase “spiritual warfare,” but KEEP READING! It will be worth it, I promise.
Ephesians 6:10 says to “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Think about that phrase for a minute…the devil’s schemes.
The devil is scheming against you.
Evil itself is studying you; poking at your insecurities, whispering lies, and stopping at nothing to discourage you. Because the devil knows something about you.
He knows that a dangerous fire lives in you.
The fire inside of you threatens to wreck the devil’s plans.
The Holy Spirit of God is living in you.
You have the power of God inside of you to push back “against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Eph. 6:12).
You have a God-given fire inside of you.
But maybe you feel like your flame is down to a flicker.
Or maybe it feels like there’s no flame at all.
Maybe you’re in a dark place right now.
Maybe you’re searching but can’t seem to find hope and joy.
If that’s you, here’s my prayer for you…
I pray that God would rain gasoline to ignite even the smallest flicker within you.
I pray that you will see where the lies are coming from and tell the devil where to go back to.
I pray that the devil will flee from you in Jesus name because your heart is not his to have.
I pray for you with a passion because it’s time to get your fire back!