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10 Spiritual Battle Quotes for Real Warriors

10 Spiritual Battle Quotes for Real Warriors


  1. “The loyalty of the Soldier is proved in battle.” – Martin Luther

  2. “Spiritual warfare is very real. There is a furious, fierce, and ferocious battle raging in the realm of the spirit between the forces of God and the forces of evil. Warfare happens every day, all the time. Whether you believe it or not, you are in a battlefield. You are in warfare.” – Pedro Okoro

  3. “Our tent is pitched not in a paradise, but on a field of battle.” LE Maxwell

  4. “The nature of the enemy’s warfare in your life is to cause you to become discouraged and to cast away your confidence. Not that you would necessarily discard your salvation, but you could give up your hope of God’s deliverance. The enemy wants to numb you into a coping kind of Christianity that has given up hope of seeing God’s resurrection power.” – Bob Sorge

  5. “Revival is no more a miracle than a crop of wheat. Revival comes from heaven when heroic souls enter the conflict determined to win or die—or if need be, to win and die! “The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.”” – Charles Finney

  6. “If you are paralyzed by your past, if Satan is destroying your gifts and your calling by his incessant replaying of old tapes, you’re actually being hit by a double whammy. The original damage in the past is one thing – but now you’re letting yourself be hurt and sidetracked again by the memory of what happened… We should not be ignorant of Satan’s devices, and these ugly memories are one of the main weapons in his arsenal.” – Jim Cymbala

  7. “Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in the voices that call us worthless and unlovable, then success, popularity, and power are easily perceived as attractive solutions. The real trap, however, is self-rejection. As soon as someone accuses me or criticizes me, as soon as I am rejected, left alone, or abandoned, I find myself thinking, “Well, that proves once again that I am a nobody.” … [My dark side says,] I am no good… I deserve to be pushed aside, forgotten, rejected, and abandoned. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the “Beloved.” Being the Beloved constitutes the core truth of our existence.” – Henry JM Nouwen

  8. “Temptation is not his (Satan’s) strongest weapon. Despair is.” – Dennis Garvin

  9. “I believe that the attacks on your life have much more to do with who you might be in the future than who you have been in the past.” – Lisa Bevere

  10. “God isn’t asking you to fight the devil. He is asking you to simply uphold or sustain the victory won by Jesus at Calvary and enforce his authority over the devil. You’re like the traffic warden who raises his hand and the vehicles stop. They don’t stop because he can physically bring the vehicles to a halt, but because he is representing and upholding the authority of the state.” – Pedro Okoro

 

The Whole Armor of God

” Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,  and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;  praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,  for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”

 – Ephesians 6:10-20 NKJV

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Flourish Like a Palm Tree in the Storms of Life

I love palm trees. They remind me of the beach with sun and sand and water. It’s almost like instant rest in a tropical oasis.  Palm trees are resilient, they grow in the desert in hot, humid climates.  Here are some great facts about palm trees and how we as Christians can flourish like them in spite of the storms we go through.

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How to Flourish Like a Palm Tree in the Storms of Life

1. Palm trees grow high above the Earth. Some can reach 70 feet tall. We as Christians are seated in Heavenly places with Jesus. As He is, so are we in this world. We are not better than any one else, but we are not worse either. The Lord made the Earth and everything in it. He looked at it and said, “It is good.” Let us allow ourselves to adopt a larger vision and reach for the Lord like the palm tree.

palms2.  Palm trees bend in storms they do not break. Their trunks are flexible. In the midst of the storm, they stand. even after hurricanes, the palm tree still stands. We as well face many storms in this life. When the Holy Spirit is within us we find the strength to stand in the midst of the storms. The wind may blow, the rain may come, but our Lord will whisper to us despite what is happening and lead us to quiet streams.

3. Palm Trees  are a symbol of eternal life. The Assyrians believed that eternal life was symbolized by a  palm tree growing beside a stream. Jesus is our Eternal Life. This life is not all there is. We can and will get through the storms – God promised He would be with us and lead us every step of the way. Let us be flexible with our thoughts and attitudes and listen to His voice and leading.

4. Palm trees are evergreens-they do not lose their leaves in any particular season. Our faith stands despite our circumstances. There are times we pray despite what we see happening. Our faith is evergreen, the leaves do not fall off. If God said it – then it’s true. We may have to pray fervently and bring Heaven down to Earth as part of the journey.

5.  Coconuts are seed and if you plant one by the beach a new tree would grow there. We have the Spirit of the Living God within us – Christ in us is our hope of glory. The more we walk with Him the more we will become like Him. We are planted in the House of the Lord. God gives us the power to grow where we are planted. And His Divine DNA is already planted within us!planted

6. Palm trees grow in extremely hot climates. In times of drought they tap into the water deep below the ground. Jesus has promised us living water and that we would never thirst again.  In the midst of the mess, we can draw water from the Living Word Himself to sustain and strengthen us. As the winds blow, dig deeper within the Word and spend time with Jesus. Wells of living water will spring up within you

7.  Palm trees symbolize victory. In Bible times when men would return from war people would wave palm tree branches to celebrate the victory. No wonder when Jesus entered Jerusalem the people waved palms! Jesus has defeated every foe, every sickness, every disease at Calvary. By His stripes we are healed. Sometimes we need to celebrate the victory before we see it. Like Jesus said, “It is finished.”Let us walk out on the water with our faith and walk with Jesus today!

 

God’s Word

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree,
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. -Psalm 92:12 NKJV

 

 

The Enemy is Under Our Feet

The Enemy is Under Our Feet

~Copyright 2016 Diana Rasmussen~

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Submit yourselves to God

Resist the Devil

and he’ll flee from you

Jesus is above all powers and principalities

The Name above all names

Exalted to the Highest Place

He carried our sins and sickness away

At the Cross of Calvary

Christ’s victory is our victory

We’re seated with Christ in Heavenly places

Far above all principalities and all powers of darkness

We are above and not beneath

The enemy is under our feet

 

 

God, Who is our peace, will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the loving-favor of our Lord Jesus be yours.
 -Romans 16:20 NLV

We are Pioneers

Little House on the Prairie (TV series)
Little House on the Prairie (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yes, we are pioneers. Remember Little House on the Prairie? Or what about Gunsmoke or Bonanaza? I may be dating myself here. Yet, all of these TV shows were based on going into the wilderness and conquering new lands. Going where no man has gone before – yes even Star Trek!

As Christians, are we not the modern day Pioneers?

Bringing the precious Word of God and presence of God to new territories?

Jesus is the Pioneer of our Faith!

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.(Hebrews 12 1-3 NIV)

I recently came across this video on YouTube and it really stirred the Spirit within me. Let’s go conquer those new lands and new places that God has called us to!

PIONEER
By Rick Pino

[Chorus]
Pioneer, Pioneer
Keep pressing onwards beyond your fears
And only your Father goes before you to your own frontier
You’re a Pioneer

[Verse 1]
Uncharted wilderness stretches before you
And you thrive on going where no one has gone
Still it gets lonely when darkness rears
So sing by the fire until the dawn

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]
You travel light and you travel alone
And when you arrive nobody knows
But your Father in heaven, He is glad you can go
Cause those who come after you will need the road

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
And what you have done, others will do
Bigger and better and faster than you
But you can?t look back, you gotta keep on pressing through
There’s a wilderness pathway and it’s calling you

[Last chorus]
Calling you, calling you
Keep pressing onwards beyond your fears
And only your Father goes before you to your own frontier
You’re a Pioneer

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Jesus is My Victory

JESUS IS MY VICTORY

© 2013 Diana Rasmussen

from dailylifeverse.com

The Lord my God goes with me,
and He fights my enemies.
The Lord my God is for me,
My King declares Victory!

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Jesus is my Victory,
It was finished when He hung on that tree.
Jesus is my Victory!
Satan has no hold on me,
He who the Son sets free is free indeed.
Satan has no hold on me!

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God delights to show mercy,
throws my sins into the sea.
God brings deliverance,
My Father, He rescues me.

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I’m free from captivity,
Jesus broke the chains that were holding me,
I’m free from captivity!
God’s Spirit lives inside me,
the Spirit of the Lord brings liberty,
God’s Spirit lives inside me!

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Who is a God like you?
Who pardons sins freely?
Who is a God like you?
Who pardons sins freely?
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Resurrect My Broken Life

Resurrect My Broken Life

© 2013 D Rasmussen

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There’s a road through the ocean,
And water comes from a rock.
Victory is in a shout.
You can remove all my doubts.
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Crucify my stubbornness,
Roll away my stone of fear.
You collect all of my tears,
Resurrect my broken life.
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Angel food falls from the sky,
Even darkness turns to light.
All dead, dry bones come alive.
And Your death brings me life.
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Supernatural, is natural.
Impossible, is possible.
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