In a recent Facebook live, Dr. Tony Evans and Curt Landry discuss how to battle against the enemy in the spiritual realm by using the Word of God. If you do not know how to navigate in the spiritual realm, you will not know how to navigate in the physical realm.
You must identify who you are in Christ to put on the full armor of God. If you do warfare from understanding…
- Your Christ-given identity
- The Jewish roots of the faith
- God’s covenant
- God’s authority
… you will discover that you can get more done in the spiritual realm and will not grow weary in the physical realm.
Watch the Facebook live interview with Dr. Tony Evans here!
How Do We Use God’s Word in Spiritual Warfare?
Dr. Tony Evans answers this question…
“The devil is allergic to scripture. He has a problem when God’s Word is used. It’s not that you have to fully understand all of God’s Word. It is that the Word that you do know, you use.”
Do a Bible Study with the Devil
Dr. Evans goes on to explain what a “Bible study with the devil” means. When Jesus was being tempted in the wilderness, He had a Bible study with the devil. When Satan tried to oppress Him, Yeshua quoted scripture three times. The enemy could not handle having God’s Word used against him, and therefore had to flee.
Even if you do not know a lot of scripture but you are willing to go to the Word and speak it, you are speaking life into the atmosphere. When you speak into the spiritual realm, or atmosphere, you access the power of God’s Word.
Key Principle Number 1
Find a Word that speaks directly to your situation, and then declare it. When you do this consistently, then you are bombarding hell with what Heaven uses to override evil.
Satan’s Plan—His Secret is Revealed
Satan wants to keep you operating in the physical realm so that you never get to the root of your problem. The devil wants you to continue using your human wisdom to figure out how to battle and overcome your problem.
However, the devil can trump human wisdom every time. This is why the Word says that you overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of your testimony (Revelation 12:11)—that is Yeshua’s blood and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17).
The devil cannot handle the spiritual realm, so he tries to keep you from accessing it.
Make Covenant Statements
When Jesus used the Word of God against the enemy in the wilderness, He was using covenant statements. He knew who He was in a relationship with (see John 14:10-11, 20) and understood that He had a covenant right to access every spiritual blessing in Heaven.
In order to make the covenant statements, you need to be in the Word and gird yourself with the belt of truth (Ephesians 6:14). The truth is, you have an identity in Christ. You are blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ.
Key Principle Number 2
Get to know your covenant-keeping Father. Start learning about your inheritance and your identity in Christ. Get Reclaiming Our Forgotten Heritage here, and discover your God-given identity.
How to Effectively Use the Sword of the Spirit
Dr. Tony Evans explains the principle of spiritual warfare…
“Everything visible and physical is preceded by something invisible and spiritual. So, if you want to address the visible [and] physical, then you must identify and speak into the invisible [and] spiritual.
“I like to say it this way, ‘If all you see is what you see, you do not see all that there is to be seen.’”
When you are attacked by fear, worry, sickness, and so on, you must take the relevant words of God and speak them. What does this mean? It means that if you have anxiety, find a verse that speaks in the opposite spirit. The opposite spirits of anxiety are peace, security, and confidence.
Therefore, speak verses such as…
- “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”—John 14:27
- “casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”—1 Peter 5:7
- “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.”—Colossians 3:15
When you identify the verses, surrender to them, and speak them into the spiritual realm, you are now on offense and going at the enemy. He will not be able to handle it.
“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”—James 4:7
Key Principle Number 3
God’s Word says that you are to put Him in remembrance of His Word. You are to contend with Him. You are to state your case, that you may be acquitted (see Isaiah 43:26). God wants you to use His Word and allow Him to testify for you. It is His sword that brings down the enemy.
How Do You Break Spiritual Strongholds?
A spiritual stronghold is something that holds your mind, will, and emotions hostage. It dictates how you think, act, react, walk, and talk. Dr. Tony Evans says this about a spiritual stronghold, “It owns you outside of the will of God.”
Dr. Tony Evans goes on to say this…
“First of all, you have to recognize it as a spiritual issue and not a secular issue. A lot of people go secular to solve what is spiritual. If you don’t see it as spiritual, then you are not inviting God into the process.
“Having established that it is illegitimate, that is, outside of the will of God, then you determine what the will of God is… based on His Word. Then you begin to give the Holy Spirit permission to unravel the stronghold in your life.”
Dr. Evans goes on to say that you need to surrender that stronghold every day (see Luke 9:23).
- State the stronghold to God.
- Proclaim His Word into your life as it relates to the stronghold.
- Declare your covenant with the Lord as it relates to the stronghold.
Through that relational covenant, God reveals Himself and advances His Kingdom. If you do not surrender to the Word and will of God, the stronghold will continue to hold you hostage.
Key Principle Number 4
You are in covenant with God through Christ. You have been adopted, and your identity has been changed. You are no longer a slave to the flesh or to the stronghold. The flesh died, and you are made alive in Christ. Therefore, you must come out of agreement with the counterfeit identity that has held you hostage. Come into agreement with your position as a son or daughter of the Most High King.
How to Activate Your Faith
Dr. Tony Evans says this…
“Faith is acting like God is telling the truth. Acting like it is so, even when it’s not so, in order that it might be so, simply because God said so. The way you know you have faith is by the movement not just your mouth. [You know you have faith] by your life, not just your lips. [You know you have faith] by your walk, not by your talk. So, in spite of what you are saying or feeling, if there is no motion, there is no demonstration of faith. So then, God’s Word is not being activated in your circumstances.”
Key Principle Number 5
Your feet tell the truth. The steps of a good and righteous man and woman are ordered of God. When you have faith in God’s Word, He orders your steps, and His will for your life is manifested.
In order to be victorious…
First, you must understand your identity and heritage in the Lord.
- Curt Landry’s book, Reclaiming Our Forgotten Heritage explains how your counterfeit identity has been holding you back from your God-given destiny. It explains your covenant rights as a co-heir with Christ.
- Get Reclaiming Your Forgotten Heritage HERE.
Second, you must put on the full armor of God and understand how to battle.
- Dr. Tony Evans’ book, Victory in Spiritual Warfare unveils a simple, yet radical truth: Every struggle in and conflict faced in the physical realm has its root in the spiritual realm.
- Get Victory in Spiritual Warfare HERE.
You cannot properly battle if you do not know your identity. Moreover, you have a covenant right to use God’s Word in battle as His son or daughter.
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