Read Ephesians 6:12 from your Bible.
Our battles are essentially spiritual. It will therefore require a spiritual approach to have our desired victory.
There’s a spiritual dimension to those habits, those controls, those depressive moods; they are organised by hell, just to disconnect you from source.
Vows, determination, will-power, are able to handle habits; but spiritual influences can only be handled from the spiritual sphere.
There are habits and there are controls! Habits can be handled by the will, vow or choice; but spiritual controls require much more than that.
Romans 7:19, 24 says:
“For the good that I would, I do not… O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?”
Those are spiritual controls in the heavenlies! They are called “spiritual wickedness in heavenly places.”
For instance, there are many men who have vowed: “I will never beat my wife again” They have knelt down to pray and asked God for forgiveness. They have called themselves names, but all to no avail!
Controls! That’s what it is!
We have been able to adequately handle habits, it’s time to confront spiritual controls (controls in the air”, the one that is working in the children of disobedience, where we were before Jesus by His blood brought us out, into the kingdom of light). But that wicked spirit is still looking for us.
There are habits and there are controls! Controls are remote in nature. They are in the air. But your hour of deliverance has come!
That wild anger, that depression you can’t trace the source – you’ll be jumping and praising the Lord this minute, and the next minute you’re like a “Deputy devil” – they are all demonic controls!
Controlling spirits are real!
We’re going to expose them and deal with them accordingly in subsequent write ups.
Job suffered under the affliction of Satan for so long because he didn’t know the source of his troubles. He thought it was God that was afflicting him. He said to his wife:
“… What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?” (Job 2:10).
So he was directing all his prayers to God. There was no resistance of any kind from him, so he suffered!
You know something about sin? It buys opportunities:
“… And make no provision for the flesh…” (Romans 13:14).
When a provision is made, Satan dives in.
But you can break that control!
Friend, if you have been suffering some defeat, this is your hour of liberty! You will not miss it, in Jesus precious name!
In my next write-up, I will be discussing “Controlling powers”