Theme: Spiritual Warfare
C.S. Lewis, in his writings, tells the story of the spiritual warfare that is taking place. If you have ever seen the Chronicles of Narnia, the character that represents Jesus Christ, the Lion of Judah, is a lion named Aslan. Aslan is the one who sacrificially gives his life to break the power of sin and death.
Spiritual Spiritual warfare can seem difficult to understand, but the Bible makes it very clear that we have an enemy who is trying to steal from us, kill us, and destroy us. By recognizing that the enemy wants to destroy you, you can shed light on his lies and claim God’s truth over your life. Ask God to show you any lies you’re believing or areas of warfare happening in your life.
Ask Him to expose the enemy and to help you understand and receive His truth. Simply speaking the Name of Jesus has great power in the spiritual realm. The Bible tells us in James 4:7 that if we resist the devil, he will flee from us. Through prayer, we can resist him and walk forward in freedom.
If you struggle with believing there is a spiritual battle happening, then I would encourage you to watch or read C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. While it is a story, I believe it is one the opens our hearts and minds to the possibility that there is more happening in this life than meets the eye.
Scripture: Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
Prayer: Spiritual Warfare
“God, I recognize that my struggles today aren’t against the people or circumstances around me, but against the enemy. Please help me to see how the enemy is lying to me. Help me to recognize his lies, take them captive, and make all of my thoughts obedient to the truth of Your Word (list out any specific areas God shows you where you have believed a lie that needs to be replaced with His truth). While the enemy wants to destroy me, I know that You came to give me life to the fullest. I speak the name of Jesus over my life and declare that no weapon formed against me will prosper. I don’t have to fear the enemy because the One who is in me is greater than the one who is in the world.”