The Battle Within: Taking Authority in the Name of Jesus in Spiritual Warfare - 156
Does prayer and taking authority in the name of Jesus give us power over demonic forces? Does Satan want to rob us of everything God wants to give us? As believers, how can we guard our hearts and minds against the lies and influences that may try to take us away from God’s path? How do we overcome Satan’s lies?Our culture has become fascinated with the ultimate conflict between good and evil. Not only in the outward manifestations but in the underworld and the spiritual beings that inhabit it.Ephesians 6:12 in the Bible states: "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places."This verse suggests that there exists both a visible world (flesh and blood) and an invisible world (rulers, authorities, cosmic powers, and spiritual forces of evil). It implies that there are spiritual forces at work behind the scenes, influencing and exerting power in the heavenly places.The visible world refers to the physical realm that we experience with our senses. It is the tangible, material world that we perceive through our interactions with other human beings and the physical environment. In this visible world, we encounter people, institutions, societal structures, and natural phenomena.On the other hand, the invisible world mentioned in Ephesians 6:12 refers to the spiritual realm that operates beyond our physical senses and perception. It includes spiritual entities and forces. These unseen forces are depicted as rulers, authorities, cosmic powers, and spiritual forces of evil.These spiritual forces can influence and interact with the visible world, affecting individuals, communities, and even larger contexts like nations. They play a role in shaping human behavior, societal dynamics, and the broader spiritual battle between good and evil.This is a world where angels and demons play a pivotal role in our lives.This week on Connecting the Gap we continue this study on Spiritual warfare and the battle we fight within. You can visit our website at www.connectingthegap.net for everything about our ministry. While you are there be sure to check out our merch shop and score you some Connecting the Gap gear! Also please check out our sponsors website at wearewarriorsapparel.com.Have a blessed week!Support the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!