Because our war is spiritual, it can only be fought in and by the Spirit of God. It is when we reach new spiritual heights that we are hindered the most. We are above and not beneath. Whatever we encounter, let’s get over it and stand in our place of authority in Christ.

When we are moving to higher places in the realm of the Spirit, the devil fights us from the opposite direction. This is confirmation that we are going in the right direction. That direction is vertical, not horizontal. Everything will line up in front of us when we attain what is from above. In looking at direction, in addition to the vertical focus and growth, the inward transformation should be counted on more than the outward. We do not always see our progress and this is a lie the devil uses often. When he does, it is because the reverse is happening. We might not identify our growth as we should, but we can rest assured our inward man is being renewed by the Holy Spirit daily. 

Let’s ask ourselves, “What is the real reason for the battle?” The answer surely is because we are growing in Christ and advancing His Kingdom. We go upward to go onward. The inward growth helps us go forward, from glory to glory!

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.


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