With God we shall do valiantly;
it is he who will tread down our foes.
(Psalm 108:13 ESV)
Spiritual battles are fought in the spiritual realm. These battles are waged through prayer. God is calling on his people to stop fighting spiritual darkness by our own human effort. Strongholds of the mind are only torn down through divinely powerful weapons, which are, God’s truth and prayer. Jesus has given his disciples authority over the demonic realm when we are confronted by the enemy, one on one. (Luke 10) But only God can bring down Principalities and Powers that have a legal right to be over a geographical area. Those that will experience victory in this fight will see it accomplished through prayer, intimacy with God, and radical obedience to the Gospel.
Sustained consistent prayer is the need of the hour. We need to stand as intercessors for those who are unable to spiritually stand for themselves. Satan seeks to wear out the believer. He is a liar and thief. His plan is to literally wear us down and discourage us with bad news. But take heart, Jesus has overcome the world and so shall we. So, fear not! If you are in the Kingdom, you are on the winning side.
I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary.
(Revelation 2:3 ESV)
…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
(Ephesians 6:18 ESV)
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
(1 John 5:4-5 ESV)