Ten Steps To Take When You Are Under Spiritual Attack
1) Remember who your enemy is… and who it is not.
We do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers in unseen places. Don’t assume your loved ones, friends or colleagues are your enemy. The real warfare is to be fought with Satan. Jesus won that battle for you already.
2) Prayer Walk.
This is one of the best ways to focus and hear from God. There is something about motion and prayer that help me to connect with Holy Spirit. As I walk and cry out to God my spirit bares witness with His Spirit and before long I have clarity and perspective for my request.
Fasting has become a regular part of my life. Once I understood the power of fasting I began to see my prayer life go to a new level. Think of fasting as warfare. Every time my stomach begins to growl I go into a time of intercession and conversation with God. I am doing battle with the enemy and reminding him of the power of my prayer. Jesus said something’s only happen by prayer and fasting.
4) Get Counsel from a reliable source.
Having someone to talk with and give you godly counsel is key in managing spiritual attacks. Often we get overwhelmed and side tracked by the ploys of darkness. Having wise counsel will keep you focused on how to move into the realm of the Spirit of God.
5) Read the Word of God.
This step is imperative. The Word of God is your roadmap from the Father’s heart. By reading and meditating on God’s word you bring light and life to your circumstances.
“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”
6) Fill your mind with truth.
Listen to biblical teachings , worship music, and podcast. With all the online resources we have today this is an easy step to take. Fill your heart and mind with the Word of God and good instruction. (check out my podcast @ TammyHotsenpiller)
7) Memorize Scripture.
The best way to fight the enemy is with the Word of God. Three times Jesus battled Satan with scripture when He was assaulted. The enemy can’t stand up to God’s Word.
Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee.
(See list of scripture below)
8) Remember this is just a season.
Your breakthrough is on its way.
Warfare comes in seasons and will not last forever. By knowing how to do battle you can short-circuit the enemy’s plans for your life. Begin to see yourself as more than a conqueror. You are victorious. You have already won.
9) Don’t give the enemy space in your head or your behavior.
*Don’t talk with the enemy talk TO the enemy…
This step is one that takes time and discipline. We are by nature “stinking thinkers.” Our mind naturally goes toward what can go wrong. But when you put on the mind of Christ you begin to see your battle thought the eyes of God. The bible tells us in Philippians 4:8 that we are to ….THINK on certain things. The list goes like this.
Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think on these things.
THINK ON THESE THINGS: God wants to rewire your mind to think as He thinks. When you begin to think your warfare is bigger than your victory…it’s time to take the Philippians test.
10) Get enough rest and exercise. This may seem odd as a defense against the enemy but in truth it is very important. When Elijah was running from Jezebel, the Angel of the Lord told him to rest and eat. Often we are so physically and emotionally exhausted that we can’t fight off the lies of the enemy.