Your battles are not with family members, your husband or wife, your employer, fellow workers, or any individual. Your battles are not with sickness and disease--cancer, high blood pressure, heart trouble, or diabetes. Your battles are not the problems you are facing on your job or in your finances.
You must go beyond the surface to the root cause of your battles. In prayer, you must go deep into the spirit realm and identify the real enemy--the evil spirits that are at work in your circumstances.
Spiritual warfare is not just a theory. It is a reality! Although you cannot see it with your natural eyes, this war you are fighting against Satan is just as real as the wars taking place in the natural world that are being fought with tanks, airplanes, missiles, and guns. Your battles are just as real as the actual battles fought and won by Israel in the land of Canaan.
You see the effects of Satan’s attacks in the natural world as he attacks your body, your finances, your family, and your circumstances. You witness the effects of his attacks in the lives of your loved ones in rebellious children, lost family members, and those who are bound by drugs or alcohol. But until you recognize where this spiritual battle is actually taking place and take offensive action against Satan, you will continue to live in defeat.
This war in which you are fighting in one-on-one combat is not taking place in the natural realm. You must go to the basis of your problems and deal with the root causes. You must kill the root in order to destroy the fruit. If you don't want the fruit of anger in your life, then deal with the root causes in your heart--your bitterness and unforgiveness.
Where is the battlefield where the war against Satan and his principalities must be fought and won? It is in your innermost being, your heart and mind where either good or evil thoughts reside. A man’s words and actions are determined by what is in his heart. If there are thoughts of hatred, anger, jealousy, or pride in a person's heart they will affect the words that come out of his mouth. That is why you must go to the root to destroy the fruit.
What is in your heart? What is in your innermost being? Open your heart to God for an inspection today. Ask Him to reveal to you what is in your innermost being. Identify the root causes and deal with them, and then the surface manifestations will be eliminated. Cut the root, kill the fruit!
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.