illustration by Alex Kunchevsky

If there’s one thing i know about the devil , he thrives in ignorance and misinformation . He’ll make you wonder around looking for all those self-help books or a ‘guru’ that’ll tell how to fix your problem when actually he is the problem.

“He disguises himself and manipulates your perspective so you end up focusing on the wrong culprit, directing your weapons at the wrong enemy” (2 Cor. 11:14).

You’ve been in several relationships , none of them work ,probably end in the same pattern and you go blaming yourself.
Your family and friendships seem a bit disoriented , things seem to get worse day by day and you blame it on someone for not getting their act together.
You’ve been failing your examinations time and time again and you blame yourself for not working hard enough, when clearly you have.
Your life seems like a failure when clearly you’ve been working really hard but still blame it on yourself.

I could go on with the examples but I’m pretty sure you’re trying to see where i’m heading at . You shouldn’t put the blame on yourself or someone near you for all the unfortunate events happening to you, THESE ARE ALL THE DEVIL’S DOINGS.

“He wants to disintegrate your family, dividing your home, rendering it chaotic, restless, and unfruitful” (Gen. 3:1–7).

“He creates disruption and disunity within your circle of friends and within the shared community of the body of Christ” (1 Tim. 2:8).

“He hopes to overload your life and schedule, pressuring you to constantly push beyond your limits, never feeling permission to say no” (Deut. 5:15).

The devil will stop at nothing to see us fail . That’s why he makes sure not to get any sleep orchestrating his next step to bring you nothing but misery.
He laughs at us when we try to fix our own problems with timely words and ‘hardwork’ tactics that may temporarily solve the problem but not permanently.

Instead of trying to fix our own problems why not put it all unto God. Why not fight on our knees?

I think this is the part of Walking With God that didn’t sound so “cute” to me .
This is because fighting means having to get your knees dirty, having to go head to head with the enemy himself .

The longest i had gone to a fast was a week’s fast but a friend of mine challenged me by going through several months of fast trying to get back what the devil had taken from him.
What encouraged me on this was going the extra mile for God to hear him, for God to restore what was stolen from him.
So why can’t we as well? (I’m not saying we should go through some months of fasting) We should strive in anyway we can to regain our Territory because what the devil has not IS NOT HIS.

Situations may push you to come to these circumstances of fighting, but why wait to suit up when the War has already begun.

Let’s suit up with the Full Armor Of God.

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Let’s prevent our families from getting hurt.
Let’s prevent ourselves from falling in the pit once again .
Let’s stand up and fight , stand for what’s ours , stand for our rights as The King’s Children.
Let’s Reclaim what’s ours and protect it in the Heaven’s gates.
We do not deserve suffering and pain , that’s something we must not endure. Our Father promised us peace and joy

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

Our God has huge things in store for us more than what we ever dream of . Sad thing is we won’t get to live in our blessings because we still see the unfortunate things that happen in our lives as ‘Normal’. Thus we don’t fight to break it off .

The only thing that can work is to fight , fighting on our knees , fighting by a fast.
Anything other than that , will only fix it for a minute and everything will back to how it was.

So we can’t be sleeping on our issues when clearly Satan has put a mark on us . Let’s not wait for his next move but try to beat him at his own game to Reclaim Our Thrones.


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