Fighting for your Soul
Is Satan fighting for your Soul
Spiritual warfare goes on a lot more than people think. Some may know what it is, and some may not. One thing is for sure it does happen. I can give examples of myself. The first time I think it happened to me was right after I turned myself over to God and accepted Jesus Christ as my savior, I knew and accepted that God Sent his son to die for our sins. (John 3:16) This verse is the reason we are able to go to heaven and be forgiven for our sins. God is a Great and powerful God. The day of my baptism, a sudden rage flew through me like I have never felt before, nothing seemed to be right from the clothes I wanted to wear to really nothing at it seems now, but I had never felt so out of control with my emotions. I carried on because, I was going to get Baptised in the name of my father. After the Baptism, I felt like I was free. I had no idea that was only the beginning of the fight Satan had for my soul. The more I studied the Bible, I Backslid from God just as Satan had wanted, He seemed to have just backed off away from me. That was because he had me where he wanted me. I rededicated my life back to God. I have fought the awful with the Devil, only this time I have made myself stronger against him. God has given me the strength,and all I did was asked. I still battle this only it's not a strong as was before and I know when he is sneaking inside to give me doubt in God's word.
Another example, my son who was 17 years turned his life over to the lord. What a wonderful day in my life. He was doing so good, he had truly devoted his life and every minute of the day to being re-born to Christ. When one morning you would have thought Hell was living in my house. The war was on... unsure to what was going on with him, swearing curse words, yelling at everyone, ripped his shirt that he wanted to wear to church. I was shocked at his behavior. Then I thought oh-no, I walked into his room and asked to only listen to what I was about to tell him. I didn't want a response just to hear me. I wasn't sure what he was battling, but I told him of my experience, and was to tell him that I didn't know if that was what he was feeling, but if was he should go to church in whatever he had on and fight the fight. We left for church and sure enough he was late but walked in, when services were over and we were back at home. He began crying, he didn't know why he had acted that way, that he couldn't control it. He said, that he felt better and that he would be able to better handle next time. He read the bible all night and fund scriptures in the bible about it.
To be a christian is a hard battle against the Devil, but with the power of God all things are possible. God even tells us about the war we will fight against the powers of darkness.
In Ephesians 6:12
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
This spiritual battle can be anything from worry, depression, rage, everything breaking. He knows our weakness and will use them against us. We have to ask God to help us and give us strength.
We must stand our ground against the darkness as God tells us in Ephesians 6:14-18
"Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 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..."
Spiritual Warfare is a real reality in the christian life. The Devil has already lost so what does he have to lose now, by fighting for your soul? NOTHING.
He will fight harder for you, he wants you break your trust in the lord, doubt his powers, and everything God can do for you. Satan will promise you everything worldly goods, but what he can't give you is salvation, forgiveness, and a place in Heaven.
He will try to take over your thoughts, make you think they are yours or even God's, he is a sneaky character. He knows your weakness and he will use them against you. If you are a worrier of money he will make it real hard for you financially, however stand close to God he will make sure everything will be fine. God will give you the strength you need all you have to do is ask him to help you though it and to rebuke Satan's thoughts from you. Satan will every defense he has on you, but you stand strong for God and put on your breast-plate of righteousness and your helmet of salvation. God will show you the way. Peace outweighs anything that the Devil can throw at you.
There are many verses in the Bible about Satan fighting for you, and many scriptures that help you to fight him. If you are having trouble fighting the darkness pray and if you need more guideness go your pastor for help and he will help you get through it. God loves his children and knows that we are of flesh and that we makes mistakes.That is why he sent his son to die for us, so that we may be forgiven for our sins. God truly loves us and wants us to be with him in heaven.
The Devil is a strong spirit, so don't doubt what he can do. Our God is most powerful, after all he made the heavens and the earth and you. He has power over all even the Devil.
When I turned myself over to god the battle began, I had no idea what was going on. At one point I thought I was Crazy, I felt that I was the only one going through this and didn't know how to talk to anyone about it. I had never heard anyone talking or discussing this issue at church. Well, you are not alone, it does happen. The Devil only attacks those who are going to spend eternity with God in heaven and he doesn't want us to. He wants to hurt God and this is his way. We have the strength of our God.
I don't proclaim to be a professor of the Bible, just a christian helping other christians.