Here we go Part 2 . . . Be sure to read Part 1
You have to keep in mind that you’re fighting a spirit. In order to do this, you are going to need to put on the whole armor of God.
Ephesians 6:11-18 (NIV) says: 11.Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12.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. 13.Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14.Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15.and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16.In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17.Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18.And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
So to fight her spirit you have to take a stand against the devil’s tactics to make you want to fight her. It goes on to say for you to put on the full armor of God so when evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground. And after you have done everything, you stand!
With the armor of God and the strength of God, you can stand against the enemies tactics. You don’t have to stoop or fall to her level. But if you don’t rely on the strength and power of God, and you don’t put on the full armor of God, her spirit will start to stir up negative things within you. Next thing you know, you are just as mean and nasty back to her because the enemy tricked you into thinking that it’s her (her flesh). He used her to tap dance on every nerve you have until he got you to fight against her. This is why you can’t rely on your own emotions. You can’t fight this fight alone. You have to be ready for war! Get your strength from God, and put in the full armor just like a soldier ready for battle.
What is this full armor?
I love that in verse 13 of this passage it says to “put on” the full armor of God. To put something on means that you already have access to it. You can’t put something on that you don’t have or can’t access quickly.
The very first piece mention is the belt. The Roman soldiers’ belt held the armor in place. You have to wear the belt of truth when fighting her spirit. Understand that the devil is a liar! He will have you thinking all sorts of wicked thoughts about her and about what you think she thinks about you. We have to rely on the truth of God’s word. Understand the devil’s schemes, how to properly handle your emotions, what God says about the way we handle our enemies . . . you need the belt of truth to hold everything together.
Breastplate: The breastplate has to be in place to protect the soldier’s heart. The righteousness of God protects our hearts from the emotions that the devil will stir up as a result of his lies. He will use her to attack your self-esteem, play on your insecurities, build distrust in others, promote fear, or even try to harden your heart. If you wear the breastplate of righteousness, God’s righteousness will protect your heart. God will show you what He approves about you, and remind you who you are in him. Thus, you will conduct yourself towards her in the way God would want you to; not in the way your anger, frustration, hurt feelings, or feelings of fear would want you to react.
Shield: The soldier’s shield protects him from harmful things (arrows) being thrown at him. Hold up the shield of faith. Have faith in knowing that you have the victory over her evil spirit. You can still be in her presence with a smile on your face and a sweet good morning on your lips, and know that there is nothing she can do/throw at you to make you fall or stoop to her level. You’ve won this battle, and your kindness will only force her to look at what is wrong with her.
Helmet: The helmet protects your head. Your head is covered with God’s salvation. Be reminded of God saving you, and delivering you. So when she is acting ugly, you don’t have to “put your Christianity on a shelf”, and break her off one. Don’t let the enemy make you doubt or forget all the work God has done and is doing within you. Don’t let her get in your head, sis!
Lastly, the sword: The sword is the word of God. It goes along with the belt of truth. We need God’s word as our offense to satan’s attacks. We have to trust the truth of God’s word.
How hard is it remember to put on the full armor of God? Let me be the first to admit this this is rough…which is why I realized I can’t do this on my own…Part 3 coming soon!