06 Jan What is a spiritual attack?
A spiritual attack is unfortunate circumstance that is coordinated by Satan and his demons in to order to cause havoc, delay, and confusion in someone’s life. Different ways demons can attack is through financially, physically, emotionally, and mentally. These spiritual attacks can also be done by humans who practice the occult. Through these practices, humans summon demons in order to destroy people’s lives.
When Jesus says The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. – John 10:10 He was not talking about humans but Satan and his demons stealing souls and destinies from people. The only way you can get save is through him. In every challenge may go in life there is a spiritual force behind. If you don’t fight this force with God’s word, you’re already losing the spiritual battle. For example you’re a woman who keep getting in serious relationships with men who are abusive no matter the race or age.
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. – Ephesians 6:12
King David of Israel understood he had many enemies and he knew in order to defeat them he had to ask God for help through prayer and singing praises. With God’s help King David found victory at the end. If you read psalms written by him, you can see how much times he asked God for help. Because of all my enemies, I am the utter contempt of my neighbors and an object of dread to my closest friends– those who see me on the street flee from me. Psalm 31:11
Many people are facing spiritual struggles as they attempt to get closer to God. One of the primary trick of the enemy is deceive or delay you into getting into the destiny God has for you. Often times people assume that the struggles they are facing is a natural part of life. However beneath the surface there is a big spiritual battle going on. Apostle Paul mentions this to the church, Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. 2 Corinthians 2:11 The more you fall into his deceptions and attacks, the more lost you become. Spiritual attacks are also caused due to unrepented sins, and ancestral powers.
How to identify a spiritual attack?
1. Lack of Passion
When you don’t a passion for anything especially praying and getting close to God, the enemies are working double time. Once one prayer is not answered, you stopped praying. Satan’s number one mission is for you to have lack of faith. Once you have no faith, you’re powerless to their attacks.
2. Lack of Peace
The enemies try to bombard your mind with various bad thoughts about yourself and others. This includes bad memories, breaking down one’s confidence, and other bad thoughts.
3. Confusion about Purpose
Do you feel that you don’t know what your purpose in life is? That’s the work of the devil since this is one of the main goal. If you find out what is your purpose in life, you’ll find out how to defeat him.
Indulging in different activities and substances is a form of spiritual attack. No amount of therapy can help. That’s why you see people having multiple relapsing.
Having a dream is the common way God communicate with you by giving directions and warnings. However the enemies can manipulate dreams to block God’s messages. That is why you should pray at midnight. The enemies can delay you through sexual dreams as well.
There are so many more signs of spiritual attacks but it is up to you to decide if you’re going to put up with it or attack back. Use your authority that Jesus gave you when died on the cross to crush the enemies.
You can break spiritual attacks with FAITH
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
You can break spiritual attacks with PRAYER
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:19
You can break spiritual attacks with FASTING
“But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Matthew 17:21
You can break spiritual attacks with GOD
So place yourselves under God’s authority. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you. James 4:7