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March 14th, 2018

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6 Things to Do When Under Spiritual Attack

As followers of Yeshua all of us go through seasons of increased spiritual attack, which can unsettle us if we don’t know how to respond. Because Satan hates God, he also hates you and me. His hatred manifests through temptations, lies, fear, sickness, division and more. From God’s perspective, He allows these attacks to test us, strengthen us and then leads us to victory so His character and kingdom can be advanced in and through us.

As we approach Yeshua’s return, spiritual warfare will increase to an unprecedented level (Rev 12:7-17), which means we must be watchful and persevering now in preparation. The good news is that together with Yeshua we will have the ultimate victory! In the meantime, when we come under heavy fire from the enemy, doing these six things  will help us come through “the valley of the shadow of death” in victory.

1. Repent

When we come into agreement with the enemy we empower him to wreak havoc in our lives. By repenting of our sin and breaking agreement with the enemy we seal off access points for demonic attacks. But don’t stop there:repentance leads to forgiveness, and forgiving those who have wronged us cuts off even more of Satan’s access to our lives.

2. Stay in Community

In John 10, Satan comes like a wolf to scatter and isolate the sheep.  There is safety when we stay submitted and connected to the spiritual family God has placed us in  (Heb 10:25). I recently was experiencing intense spiritual attack against my mind and asked two of my leaders to pray with me. Through their prayers I had a breakthrough that I was not able to gain on my own.

3. Stay in the Word

Ephesians 6:17 tells us that the word of God is a sword, an offensive weapon. The Roman sword Paul mentions was a short dagger that was not only effective against physical enemies but was also used to remove arrows from wounded soldiers. In other words, we use the word of God to fight and minister to ourselves and others. Meditating in God’s word cleanses us (Eph 5:26), lights our path (Ps 119:105) and guides us in purity (Ps 119:9).

4. Speak in Faith

Often it is not enough to internally meditate on God’s word, but in faith we need to speak the truth of it into our circumstances. Words transform the atmosphere around us. We speak the truth to combat the enemy’s lies. In faith we declare what God says about us, has done for us in the past, and is about to do.

5. Keep Worshipping

Don’t get distracted by the enemy and make him bigger than he really is. Keep God and His greatness in the center of your attention. When under attack you won’t feel like worshipping, but do the opposite of how you feel!  Come to Him with thanksgiving and enter into His presence with praise (Ps 100). Worship your way into the truth. Pray much in the spirit. Laugh your way into the joy of the Lord. Sing, dance, and make a joyful sound unto the Lord.

6. Keep Standing

One of the most important scriptures about resisting spiritual attack is Ephesians 6:10-18. We are exhorted to put on our spiritual armor so that we can stand against the attacks of the devil. Standing means we are determined to not give up ground. If we turn and run from the battle not only do we lose ground but also leave our back unprotected from more fiery darts. There will be lulls in the attacks and they will come in different forms, but if we stand steady in the power of the Lord’s might we will win!

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By | 2018-10-11T08:08:14+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |31 Comments

31 Comments

  1. pete lorvick March 16, 2018 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Verse 18 also says “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.”

    • Cody March 19, 2018 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks Pete for sharing this!

  2. Odon Barroga March 16, 2018 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful encouragement,thanks we are always victorious in Yeshua’s name..

    • Cody Archer March 19, 2018 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      Thank you Odon for your feedback!

  3. Rob March 16, 2018 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Great summary and reminder! Thanks

    • Cody Archer March 19, 2018 at 12:39 pm - Reply

      Rob thanks for your comment and encouragement!

  4. Rhoda Simeona March 16, 2018 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this concise and simple word that is breakthrough for the body of Christ. This is crucial and key for all believers to understand, walk it out and stay in it. This is not only Getting Free but more importantly STAYING FREE! So needed and appreciated!

    • Cody Archer March 19, 2018 at 12:40 pm - Reply

      Rhoda thank you for your feedback! Amen to staying FREE!

  5. Terri Miller March 16, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    I found this a timely reminder along with new insight about the Roman short sword. Of course, I’ve experienced healing and comfort through the Word often but never associated the Sword of the Spirit with anything other than our stand against the enemy. Thank you for publishing and sharing this piece.

    • Cody Archer March 19, 2018 at 12:41 pm - Reply

      Terri glad to hear this was helpful and thanks for your encouraging feedback!

  6. Monte Petersen March 16, 2018 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    What about tithing? God says the thief can “devour us” if we rob God of the tithe….

    • Cody Archer March 19, 2018 at 12:42 pm - Reply

      Monte you are correct! We could add other things like fasting and walking in humility as well!

    • Beth El March 21, 2018 at 1:43 am - Reply

      Amen ! You can’t afford not to tithe . He rebukes the devourer. Amen

  7. Julie March 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    I love this, it is Biblically sound and I have walked through these when in a season of attack…. and it is what kept me alive, on multiple levels. God IS FAITHFUL, even when we are not/can not due to the severity of the oppression. God is so good and I praise Him.
    My question is this: How do we determine if it is actually a spiritual “attack” vs just life, consequences of our own/others’ actions, or literally, just coincidence? Anyone have verses to show me how to discern? Thanks in advance.

    • Cody Archer March 19, 2018 at 12:45 pm - Reply

      Julie thanks for your comment and I am so glad to hear you have walked through tough times and are still pressing forward!! You have a great question!! I think it is worth us doing a video in order to answer it. We will work on that soon and post in on our Revive Israel Facebook page.

    • Eddie July 16, 2018 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      Julie you will know by the oppression, confusion and often time fatigue that comes against you! You may hear voices, and have horrible thoughts of impending doom for your self or a loved one(s)…

      But I have often overcome by reminding the devil or demons sent on assignment to attack me, that when Jesus Christ, God in the Flesh walked this Earth 2,000 years ago, they ran up to the Lord in unimaginable terror and screaming out…”Jesus we know who you are, the Son of the Most High God! Have you come here to torment us BEFORE the time? BEFORE THE TIME…

      I would then start quoting Satan’s destruction recorded in Revelation 20, and not only remind them that it is so very near, but would then start crying out to my Heavenly Father to send the demons attacking me in the name of Jesus to the pit where they feared Jesus was going to send them 2,000 years ago! That prayer and quoting those verses to the enemies attacking me have put them to flight!

      Demons know the power of our prayers especially when we cry out to God for help, and they still fear being tormented before their time! Oh thank you Yeshua Ha-Mashiach!

  8. Jill Robertson March 16, 2018 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Excellent article and toda rabah. God’s Word is Truth because Yeshua is The Truth. Blessings from Jill, New Zealand

    • Cody Archer March 19, 2018 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      Hi Jill. Thanks for your comment and blessings to you in NZ!

  9. Etty March 17, 2018 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Encouraging words!

    • Cody Archer March 19, 2018 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      Thanks Etty for your comment! Glad to hear this encouraged you!

  10. Grace Makena March 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Wonderful info. Keep it up!

    • Cody Archer March 19, 2018 at 12:47 pm - Reply

      Thanks Grace for taking a minute to share your encouraging comment! Blessings!

  11. Monte Petersen March 19, 2018 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Thanks Cody, I love your teachings!

  12. Rona Maynard March 20, 2018 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    We need to fight the good fight more than ever
    Thank you Cody as we STAND Together IN THESE DAYS OF GREAT TESTING

    • Cody Archer March 26, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      Thanks Rona for your comment and I couldn’t agree more with you!!

  13. Leah Weiss March 22, 2018 at 12:20 am - Reply

    jI just came out of a terrible sickness and it lasted a long while……….. I do feel it was a spiritual attack and when I read the article, it was so helpful to me. Thanks so very much. I was so sure I wa dying and that part did not bother me; but to live in such hard pain was quite scary. I am now recovering (and I am 94-1/2!!) The message was encouraging. Leah

    • Cody Archer March 26, 2018 at 1:42 pm - Reply

      Leah I am encouraged to hear this was helpful for you! Thanks for your comment and I speak life, health and victory over you in Yeshua’s name!

  14. Lil July 19, 2018 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    *Exalt God
    *inquire from God-2Sam 21:1
    *pray walfare prayers from scripture
    *Give thanks

  15. Victoria July 20, 2018 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    This is a timely message for me. As i felt going through a spiritual valley of shadow of death these past few days. Thank you for sharing. Yeshua is with me and yes i will declare aloud His praises! Psalm 103.
    Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name!

  16. Dee August 1, 2018 at 5:33 am - Reply

    I have been plagued with attacks on my mind. It started when I first accepted Jesus months ago. Thoughts that I am not saved. I believed the lies for a period. Now they are more intense than ever. Because now the thoughts are “you rejected Jesus’ forgiveness so you can’t be saved now. It is physical. Prayed God would take it from me but …

    • Meg October 15, 2018 at 7:15 pm - Reply

      Dee, I pray that you are continuing to press in to relationship with Jesus, with God the Father, and indwelt and empowered by his Holy Spirit. Salvation is a gift. Romans 10:9-10 NLT
      [9] If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. [10] For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.
      Sanctification (becoming like Jesus, who had/has no sin) is a life long process for all of us, who know Jesus as Lord and Savior. That is why Paul instructs us in Philippians 2:12-13 (NLT) to… Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. [13] For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

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