June 18th

Warrior Dad

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12

We are not alone.

When God created the world, He created many different creatures and among them were angels. A third of those angels fell from heaven when they decided to follow Lucifer, a fellow angel, in a revolt against the Most High God.

These fallen angels, these demons, were swept to earth, where they continue to war against God, doing whatever they can to drag as many human souls to hell with them as they can.

There is a spiritual war going on around you at all times, whether you are aware of it or not. I do not advocate looking for demons, but we should not be ignorant of their existence or their schemes. If you believe the Bible, then you believe angels and demons exist whether you can see them or not.

The point, though, is what to do about it. Because the reality is that there are evil forces out there fighting to destroy your family. And if you do not stand firm and fight back, then who will?

You must be the warrior dad and warrior mom, even the warrior kids, for the sake of your family.

Here are three things you must know as you fight:

First, we are not fighting to gain ground. We only have to claim ground, because it all already belongs to God. If you see an area that seems lost, stand firm and say, No way can you have that. It's mine.

Second, we fight from victory, not for it. That's the promise and guarantee over your hearts and homes, because the victory has already been won and we fight from victory.

Third, we have to be different. If we look and act just like the enemy, then we've already lost. What if you've failed in this? Then there is grace to start again. All the great champions of the Bible except Jesus were failures at one point in time or another, but what made them great was that they overcame by clothing themselves in God and pressing on.

As husbands, fathers, wives, mothers, and children-as families-it is time to go to war. There is an enemy who wants to destroy our homes. But as we stand firm together in Jesus' victory, we will do more than keep our families from being changed by the world-we will change the world.

Prayer Father God,

Thank You for being my warrior Daddy! I choose to stand in You in victory over everything that wants to destroy my family and I claim my family for You! Show me how to fight, so that my family will overcome.


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