Many of you have been experiencing intense spiritual warfare the past few weeks and some have even said, "It is like an ambush against me." There has been an assignment from the kingdom of darkness to steal, kill and destroy your destiny, but the Lord says: "Never give up and never quit."
Psalm 144:1, "Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle."
You have been created in His image and He has given you His authority. The things that you are battling now will soon become your history and you will bring forth a mighty testimony. Jesus has given you all things that pertain to life and godliness, and the plans and purposes that He has for you will soon come into alignment.
The Lord understands your distress, but do not fall prey to the deception of the enemy. Resist discouragement and keep your eyes focused on things above even though situations may seem overwhelming. The weapons that He has given you are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.
Just as the Lord was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace, He is also with you. Do not bow to the opposition, and do not break or bend under the pressure. The Holy Spirit will show you how to adjust in these times because He has created you to be more than a conqueror and to rise above difficult situations.
Isaiah 43:1-2, "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you."
You will overcome as your refuse to succumb to the lies of the enemy. Don't allow oppression to overwhelm you, but put on a "garment of praise" when a spirit of heaviness tries to overshadow you. Don't be mastered by fear and refuse to give in to anxiety when confronted with stressful situations.
The battles may be fierce, but as you endure hardness as a good soldier, your faith will grow and you will be more effective in what He has called you to do. Just as grapes are crushed in the winepress through a process, you will bring forth much fruit in your life as you endure, so stay strong and steadfast!
Ephesians 6:10-13, "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."