Spiritual warfare is the Christian concept of fighting against the work of preternatural evil forces. It is based on the biblical belief in evil spirits, or demons, that are said to intervene in human affairs in various ways. Various Christian groups have adopted practices to repel such forces, as based on their doctrine of Christian demonology. Prayer is a common form of spiritual warfare among Christians. Other practices may include exorcism, the laying on of hands, fasting, and anointing with oil.
A Religious war or Holy war (Latin: bellum sacrum) is a war primarily caused or justified by differences in religion. In the modern period, debates are common over the extent to which religious, economic, or ethnic aspects of a conflict predominate in a given war.
Mortal means something which is subject to death e.g. humans. Other living creatures are also subject to death.
The Immortal on the other hand, is something which never dies i.e. which is eternal.
What does the Bible say about spiritual warfare?”
There are two primary errors when it comes to spiritual warfare—over-emphasis and under-emphasis. Some blame every sin, every conflict, and every problem on demons that need to be cast out. Others completely ignore the spiritual realm and the fact that the Bible tells us our battle is against spiritual powers. The key to successful spiritual warfare is finding the biblical balance. Jesus sometimes cast demons out of people; other times He healed people with no mention of the demonic. The apostle Paul instructs Christians to wage war against the sin in themselves (Romans 6) and warns us to oppose the schemes of the devil (Ephesians 6:10–24).
Be Strong in the Lord, Put on the Whole Armor of God
The Belt Of Truth
The Believer’s Integrity – A soldier in Paul’s day had a leather girdle or belt that he tightened about his waist to protect his loins and carry his weapons of warfare, such as a dagger or sword. The belt also held his tunic together so it wouldn’t be snagged. In Christian armor, it is integrity that holds everything else together. If you do not have integrity in the big and small things of your life, you are going to lose the battle. Would people say that you are a woman or man of integrity? If not, then you cannot win the battle.
The Breastplate Of Righteousness
The Believer’s Purity – The breastplate of a soldier was sometimes made of woven chain and used to cover the soldier’s vital organs. For the Christian, the breastplate is righteousness.
The enemy wants to attack you not only with lies, but also with impurity. He wants you to read filthy magazines, watch immoral movies, and engage in all temptations of the flesh. The bottom line is that Satan wants to get into your heart and mind. He’s looking for a crack in your armor. And don’t be fooled. Satan knows where that crack is. Is your heart pure before God? If not, then you cannot win the battle.
The Shoes Of Peace
The Believer’s Tranquility – A Roman soldier’s would have hobnails on the sole, very much like football cleats because when they were fighting they needed solid footing from which to move.
Unless you have a solid footing of peace, you can never make war. Sounds like a contradiction, doesn’t it? When Satan comes against your tranquility, he throws out stones and briars of doubts and discouragement to cause you to stumble. Do you have peace right now? If not, then you cannot win the battle.
The Shield Of Faith
The Believer’s Certainty – The Roman soldier’s shield measured approximately two by four feet and was made of wood covered with leather. In that day, soldiers dipped arrows in oil, then lit them and shot them at the enemy. These shields were vital to protect the solider from getting burned.
Satan is going to fire flaming arrows of doubt at you. He wants to place subtle doubts in your mind about God and His Truth. He knows a spark can ignite a big fire. You will need to feed your faith and starve your doubts. Are there any seeds of doubt in your mind today? If there are, then you cannot win the battle.
The Helmet Of Salvation
The Believer’s Sanity – A soldier used a helmet to protect his head because if his head was wounded, he wouldn’t be able to think. Every believer needs to have the mind of Christ under the control of Almighty God.
When a person is saved, for the first time he has his right mind. A person with out the Spirit in the Lord Jesus Christ has a form of insanity. They do not operate with the mind that God made them to have. The most important thing for you to have at all times is an assurance of your salvation. Do you know that you are saved? If you aren’t, then you cannot win the battle.
Sword of the Spirit
The Word of God – When we are tempted, the most effective weapon that God has given to us as believers is the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Jesus modeled this so beautifully during His temptation in the wilderness. When the devil tried temptation after temptation against Him, Jesus used the sword of the Spirit. Jesus spoke the Word of God to Satan. In Luke 4:1-13, Jesus responded, “It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord God only. Him only you shall serve.” and again brought the Scripture back into context, “It has been said, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’” The sword of the Spirit works. Memorize Scripture and use the Word of God to defeat Satan’s lies and attacks.
God has a plan for our lives. The enemy has a plan for us too. We just have to decide which voice we’re going to listen to, and who we’re going to choose to follow each day. And chances are, if we don’t make a determined choice to follow God, we may eventually fall into the evil one’s trap. God gives specific instructions in his Word, he gives us all we need to stand strong in this life. Yet all too often we race through busy, full days, ill-equipped, unprepared, or simply not aware of what we’re up against, or who the real enemy even is.
If you’re a believer living like salt and light in this dark world, you won’t go for long without encountering obstacles and attacks he’ll hurl straight your direction. This battle is real, it’s intense. Focusing here today, putting on His armor, staying alert, and praying, that God will equip believers everywhere to “stand strong.”
The full Wolf Moon rises this Friday, January 10, 2020, the first of 13 full Moons this year.
The full Moon for January was called the Full Wolf Moon because wolves were more often heard at this time. It was traditionally thought that they howled due to hunger, but there is no evidence for this. However, wolves do tend to howl more often during winter months, and generally howl to define territory, locate pack members, and gather for hunting.
The Cancer Moon is opposing quite a roundup of planets in its opposite sign, Capricorn, and there can be a sudden awareness of our emotions in the face of the rules and our ambitions. Initially, we can feel extremely sensitive and perhaps somewhat powerless. However, our feelings count, and we’ll see and feel their power now, paving the road for new directions.
This is a time to continue to clear up past patterns that have been holding us back from personal fulfillment, particularly those that are home or family-centered or that revolve around our work-home balance and attitudes toward comfort and responsibility. There will be more work to come in these areas, but for now, we are experiencing a greater awareness of problems and especially lacks or flaws.
Through events, circumstances, and epiphanies occurring around the time of this eclipse, we learn that we need to get in touch with our needs for nurture, family, comfort, familiarity, and love in order for our lives, including our professional lives, to be full and worthwhile.
In astrology, the Moon is connected to our emotions, intuition, feelings of security, maternal energy, creativity and our potential. The Full Moon represents the most powerful point in the cycle, it is a time of high energy and high power and is a time to release and let go of all that no longer serves you, in order to welcome in the new. In the cycle of death and rebirth, the Full Moon represents the starting of the death. Full Moon’s are a potent time, and on a deeper level they activate us to merge with our full potential. They also help us to see things in a new light and often they can reveal things to us.
Find a sacred space, preferably under the light of the Full Moon where you will not be disturbed, State what you want to release aloud and take a deep breath, as you exhale imagine whatever you want to let go floating away. Be sure to thank the Moon and the Universe afterwards. Happy Full Wolf Moon !!!
I open my heart to love & creative inspiration, I choose to create happiness in every new day.
I see the value in my everyday life. I am open to abundance.
I open myself to deeper experiences & happiness, I know that i am the loving family that i need.
I am strong, free, and i choose peace and able to choose what honors me.
I open my life to wonderful people in beneficial connections in my personal and professional life.
I release fear, i move forward with trust and courage.
I release pain and past, i live with compassion for myself and love heals & renews me.
I have the power to overcome any obstacle. I am strong, confident, & self-directed.
I open my heart to spiritual truth, deeper connection with the Holy Spirit. I accept Holy guidance and inspiration.
I have dignity and awareness.
I open my heart to caring connection.
I choose to see and appreciate , and value all around me. I am attracting more to be grateful for.
I am patient and flexible and willing to receive in surprising ways. I am responsible for my life. I take action towards my happiness.
I let go of fear and worry. I will live in peace.
I will make relaxation a daily part of my life.
I let go of lack. I let go of jealousy. I let go of envy.
I am flexible and persistent and prepared in taking steps toward my goals.
All that i need is already apart of me.
I release stuck energy, old habits, and restrictions on my life daily. My life will be open to reality.
I am honest with myself & others, I attract honesty, integrity and support.
I am receiving peaceful and kind treatment that i deserve in my life. I will make reasonable requests, set boundaries, and make my expectations clear.
It is safe and comfortable for me to move on, i consider my options and take actions on my behalf.
I’m achieving great things within myself.
I have powerful energy and a world full of possibilities.
I will relax and connect with my wisdom and power.
I will attract more love and tenderness to myself.
I am strong and focused, i have the power.
I am strong, safe, and stable and i will secure myself with the Holy Spirit.
I am open to a healthy state of mind and a physical healthy state of being.
My personal vision guides me, my thoughts are peaceful and in a clear state of decisions.
The world supports me in my financial goals.
I am emotionally calm and peaceful and i attract healthy and stable people.
I am comfortable with all my emotions. I will honor and express in healthy ways.
I will learn new things.
I will open up to wisdom in my mind and heart.
I will live a centered life, i will take care of myself.
The powerful healing of eternal love is with me and will forever be wit me. I am whole.
I have strong intuition with the Father GOD, Son Jesus Christ & Holy Spirit.
My magic happens when i live in consciousness & eternal truth.
May Peace Be with Me all the Days of my life.
Spiritual Dimensions?! Meaning of Life?!
We are currently here in order to achieve realization enough to effectively Ascend and progress into the next existence of living.
What do Spiritualist mean by Spiritual Dimensions, Dimensions is Levels, Personal Progress & Development. Dimension means an aspect, a feature, the scope or extent, the measurement or size of something in another direction. Dimensions in mathematics has to do with shapes, areas, size. This is the dimension of Unity Consciousness, still with an experience of “I” consciousness. Consciousness creates thought & this works when we sleep.
Fifth dimensional consciousness is the awareness of Soul and spirit, No Ego. The 6th dimension holds the templates for the DNA patterns of all types of species and is made up mostly of colour and tone. Spirit Guides often act from the 6th Dimension. Higher dimensions beyond the sixth, we lose shape and form, the dimensions become more abstract and less easily described in human language.
The seventh dimension is the realm of cosmic sound – not the vibratory patterns that we hear in the physical dimension, but the harmonics of creation. The 7th is the first level of the spiritual realm. 7th+ realm / dimension = Spiritual realms / Realms of Being. The 7th dimension is that of pure creativity, pure light, and pure tone.
The Christ level is the true 7th, the beginning of the spiritual realms. Once you are “One” with your Self that resides in the spiritual realms, you can do the works that Jesus did, greater works. There is no time or space on this level there is no illusion of separation. On this level you can meet angels, stellar beings who are in a Light body.
The 7th Dimension is the first energetic explosion into the field of Unconditional Love, or a state of ultimate bliss with its heightened freedoms allowing for the ecstatic brilliance of God-self-realization. The 7th Dimension formally ends the first Universal Cycle for a majority of the souls existing in this Universe. The silent world of the Gods Themselves, state of pure consciousness, Nothingness of Being.
May Peace Be With You!