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  • Writer's pictureLarry Neville

Heightened Spiritual Warfare #2

This real Spiritual War is being intensely manifested in the Natural Realm. In the Bible you can find times where Spiritual Warfare was Heightened. The most significant was when Jesus began His ministry. He spend 40 day being tested by the Devil. The Devil want to stop Jesus before he started His ministry. The devil wants to stop you before you do all God has for you to do.

Luke 4:1, Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 being tempted for forty days by the devil.

Luke 4:14 NKJV, Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee.

Ephesians 5:18 NLT, Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit.

1. Heightened appetite for Power of Holy Spirit in our lIves.

Revelation 3:14-19 NKJV, “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write,‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: 15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.Therefore be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

2. Heightened Fervent Prayer

Ephesians 6:18, Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

James 5:15-16, The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.

3. Heightened Fortification of Your Position

Luke 4:1-2 NKJV, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”

Hebrews 10:35 NKJV, Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:

4. Heightened Clarity of your Calling

Luke 4:14 NKJV, Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee.

What did he do in Galilee? He began His ministry.

Galatians 6:9-10 TPT, And don’t allow yourselves to be weary in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming! 10 Take advantage of every opportunity to be a blessing to others, especially to our brothers and sisters in the family of faith!

5. The Promise is Overflowing Abundant Joy

2 Corinthians 8:1-2 NKJV, Brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia: 2 that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality.

Ex: Jesus washing the disciple's feet.

John 13:15 NLT, I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.

God’s POWER is released in the Going, Doing, Serving.

Until He returns,

Larry Neville


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