(Ephesians 6:12-13), For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground and after you have done everything to stand.
The Lord has given us a powerful message for today. Earlier this week I blogged about the fact that we wrestle not against flesh and blood. Again, the writer is reminded us that are fight is not against what we and see with our eyes, but what we cannot see happening in the spirit realm. So, no matter what your circumstance or situation that you may be dealing with, it is all in the spirit realm. Until the day that Jesus Christ comes back for us, our battle will be in the spirit realm. It doesn't matter if it is financial problems, relationships, children, parents, employment, car need to be fixed, etc. You see in all of those circumstances God is in control and He will give you favor over all things on the earth. He will give you favor on the job, with the car repair man, over your finances and even when it comes to calling the electric company for an extension to keep your lights on.
Let's focus on the part of the scripture that says, "YOU MAY BE ABLE TO STAND YOUR GROUND AND AFTER YOU HAVE DONE EVERYTHING TO STAND". There are a number of things that YOU must do before you STAND. The first thing that you must do is to PRAY. Pray and make your request known to God. Jesus Christ sits on the right hand of God the Father, interceding on your behalf. Jesus interceding on your behalf means that He is moving in the spirit realm on your behalf. Making everything work out on your behalf. The next thing that you must do is PRAY for God's favor (grace). Next, you must do everything that YOU can concerning your situation. Whether is is making phone calls to bill collectors, calling your landlord, getting up and finding a job, job interviews, etc. Do all that you can on the earth, as far as what you can see (visible). If you don't do anything that how will you know that God has given you favor with people, places and things. Sometimes people will say, "I'm just trusting God", for this or that. But the mistake that you can make with that statement is that you have not done anything to see if God has given you favor over your circumstances. So you sit and do nothing. The most important thing that YOU MUST do is have faith, trust and believe that God is going to give you favor. It does you no good to pray for something and have doubt in your heart. Once you have done all those things then STAND and watch God move on your behalf.
HALLELUJAH! The Holy Spirit is given that message to someone for today. Not only that, as I write this I am hearing the Spirit say that this message is for me too. I thank God for being my God. I am so excited because I am believing Him for so much this year. Not only that, I keep hearing the Spirit of the Lord saying, someone else is expecting a miracle this year. You have been praying and praying, waiting and waiting, standing and standing, God says, "Get ready, get ready, get ready, because of your obedience through your struggle, your labor is not in vain. PRAISE GOD, for that prophetic word. God bless you.