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  Keys to spriritual victory

An in depth look at the keys and principles needed to walk in the promise of victory we have been given in Christ.

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Keys to spiritual victory--mental toughness
Kirk M+
published . 3 min read
Please, if you have not read any of my blogs, would you consider reading this one and the ones to come? In these blogs, I am going to be brutally honest as I share the biggest struggle I have faced in this life and how it has forced me into submission at times and how I have beaten it at other times. I am willing to open the doors of my heart and allow any and all to see what is inside with the prayer it will help others with similar struggles in their lives. But first, let me lay out some basic information regarding the spiritual conflict we must endure daily. We all have one area in our lives that constitutes the “weakest link” in our defense against the enemy's attacks. This could be things we do or things we do not do. Either way, these things trip us up and become our......
Keys to spiritual victory--mental toughness
Kirk M+
published . 3 min read
Please, if you have not read any of my blogs, would you consider reading this one and the ones to come? In these blogs, I am going to be brutally honest as I share the biggest struggle I have faced in this life and how it has forced me into submission at times and how I have beaten it at other times. I am willing to open the doors of my heart and allow any and all to see what is inside with the prayer it will help others with similar struggles in their lives. But first, let me lay out some basic information regarding the spiritual conflict we must endure daily. We all have one area in our lives that constitutes the “weakest link” in our defense against the enemy's attacks. This could be things we do or things we do not do. Either way, these things trip us up and become our......
Keys to spiritual victory--the realm of warfare is spiritual
Kirk M+
published . 3 min read
Perhaps the most important principle to remember regarding spiritual conflict is that the warfare is SPIRITUAL and not physical. Time and time again believers are tricked into fighting each other, their employers, their neighbors etc instead of fighting he who is behind all that is bad - the devil. The oldest, and most effective, trick in the enemy's book is to switch the emphasis away from him to those who are influenced by or are simply the messengers of his plans. Always remember that it does NO GOOD to fight people. We must always keep in mind that the battle is spiritual and our warfare is in the spiritual realm and not the physical. Please look at the following two passages, for they underscore and define the boundaries of our warfare: 38Ye have heard that it was said, An eye......
Keys to spiritual victory--rejecting the enemy's endless suggestions
Kirk M+
published . 3 min read
One of the most vital keys to being victorious in spiritual conflict is to have an effective strategy when bombarded by the endless suggestions the adversary and his agents throw at us. The adversary is persistent if nothing else; if he feels he has a chance to successfully deceive, entrap or destroy a believer, he will relentlessly attack the perceived weak point so as to get that believer to doubt the integrity of God's Word. Much of the spiritual conflict we are involved in is actually between our ears, in the confines of our minds where the battle rages whether to believe God's Word or not. Each day we are confronted with a multitude of situations which test our faith, challenge our ability to trust God and attempt to get us to question the integrity of God's Word. The......
Keys to spiritual victory--knowing who our enemy is
Kirk M+
published . 2 min read
For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. Ephesians 6:12 Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation In 1993 as I desperately sought to regain the passion in my heart for God and His people, I first read the book, “This_Present_Darkness” by Christian author Frank Peretti. Rarely, if ever, have I been so enthralled by a book that I read it cover to cover in a matter of a few days (and it is a long book); but that is what I did with that book and shortly thereafter with......
Claiming our spiritual victory in christ jesus
Kirk M+
published . 2 min read
In the Old Testament, when the Children of Israel reached the Promised Land, God did not just hand it to them on a silver platter. Much of the Book of Joshua describes the many physical battles that were necessary for God's people to claim what God had promised to them. In other words, they had to FIGHT for what was legally theirs. Although there were many battles that entailed literal warfare, Jericho was a prime example of God doing the actual fighting while His people marched around the city making a racket. We do not live in the Old Testament anymore and it is plainly clear in the New Testament that our warfare is spiritual and not physical. Nevertheless, the basic principles of what it took for God's people to overcome the enemy so they could dwell in the Promised Land of......
Prepare, protect, patience, power and prevail
Kirk M+
published . 3 min read
Our adversary is a stalker. There are few things in life more unnerving than being stalked night and day by someone you cannot see. The enemy is smart enough to dispatch his agents to study us, document how we handle situations, learn our lifestyle and verify what buttons that when pushed cause us to crash and burn. There is a term in the Bible called “familiar spirits” and that is in reference to demons whose sole mission is to stalk God's people, probing for weaknesses and relaying this information up the chain of command to the adversary himself. If at times you feel as though you are being watched, YOU ARE! The greater your responsibility to the Body of Christ may be, the closer you will be watched so as to breed familiarity with you. The things the enemy learns he then......
Keys to spiritual victory--the name of jesus christ
Kirk M+
published . 3 min read
There is only one name which God has made to be above all others and that is Jesus whom God made both Lord and Christ. There is only one name that sends shivers down the spine of every demon in hell and that is the name of Jesus Christ. There is no spiritual situation, possessing devil spirit, principality, power or dominion that can withstand or stand against the name of Jesus Christ. All one has to do is read the Book of Acts to see all the signs, miracles and wonders done by the apostles in the name of Jesus Christ. When Jesus commanded a demon to leave, it immediately departed. Every demon within the adversary's kingdom was subject to Jesus. When Jesus was crucified, the adversary thought he had gotten rid of this Jesus once and forever. He had the audacity to believe he had......
The counterfeit of hypocrisy
Kirk M+
published . 2 min read
Hypocrisy is ugly, condescending, demeaning, damaging, conniving, fraudulent, dishonest, and superficial and should be illegal. Hypocrisy lures people in, only to steal them blind, leave them with nothing but pain and/or anger while driving them away from the genuine. Hypocrisy sets a trap from which there is little chance of escape. Hypocrisy succeeds in making its prey feel horrible and helpless so it can ride in on the white horse and save it. Hypocrisy is in every sense of the word, the perfect counterfeit as it looks genuine and real but underneath the glowing exterior lies evil intent and wickedness. Hypocrisy rushes to show support but only to promote itself. It flashes its fake smile when in reality it hates, despises and curses. It takes great measures to look good but under the......
Onward and upward christian soldiers
Kirk M+
published . 3 min read
Some days we rise up and “more than conquer” whatever comes our way. Other days, for whatever the reason, we are more than conquered by various physical maladies, mental pressures, the inability to subdue anger or a whole array of fiery darts flung in our direction. On the days we succumb to the flurry of fiery arrows thrown our direction; do we fall into condemnation (the biggest arrow of them all) or do we “forget those things which are behind” and move on? I would pray our response is to move on, the same as it should be when we have a good day. Sometimes the attacks that buffet us take awhile to build up while at other times they seem to come out of nowhere. This should not be surprising since in warfare, there are times of huge buildups of troops and other times......
Know your weaknesses--the enemy does
Kirk M+
published . 4 min read
The adversary attacks us where he thinks he has the greatest possible chance of success. He is no fool and rarely challenges us at those places we are strongest. He patiently waits as his demons become familiar with us. These “familiar spirits” study us on a daily basis. They know how we do things, how we think, the areas where we habitually let down our guard, the parts of our lives in which we are sloppy or pay little heed to and most of all; the things that get us mad, make us sad, distract us, scramble our thinking, fill us with pride etc. In other words, these spirits become intimately familiar with us so as provide to the enemy the blueprint for where we are most vulnerable to attack. I do not write these things to arouse fear or apprehension but rather to alert us as to......
Understanding the enemy and how he works
Kirk M+
published . 4 min read
I am going to attempt writing the most difficult and complex, yet vitally important blogs I have ever tried to write. Please bear with me and at least try to keep up as we look into the very heart of the adversary. Obviously the devil does not want people to know this stuff so he will fight me tooth and nail trying to keep me from presenting it and doing it in such a way that can be understood. I have no idea how many blogs that it will take to present this material, but I am determined to do the best I can to make known “the mystery of satan's will” and exposing him for who he is - the deceiver of God's people. Let us begin our journey by looking again at 2 Corinthians 2:11 (All scripture references will be from the King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted): Lest......