Prepare 4 Warfare Week Four – Schemes & Scallywags
I can hardly believe it
We are already on Week Four
The final week of my Prepare 4 Warfare series
You now have walls, gates and a covering
And I’m sure you are kicking the devil’s butt, like a boss!
So, to finish off this series
We seriously need to pull all of this together
I need to show you my top of the range security system
That will sniff out the schemes & scallywags of Satan
Because your destiny hinges on understanding your enemy
And the linchpin is having a good security system in place
SCHEMES & SCALLYWAGS
When I was a kid, I used to love sliding down the Helter Skelter with my dad
We’d go around and around the wooden slide
Until we reached the bottom
Did you know that the word, Helter Skelter, means disorderly haste or confusion?
I believe, that without a good security system in place
To protect our walls, gates and God’s covering
We will feel like we’re on a Helter Skelter ride with the devil
Everything becomes disorderly
You bet cha
The schemes of the devil will confuse you and then the scallywags
Are free to roam in your living space until you live in fear and dread
Make no mistake
Satan is your adversary
That’s YOUR adversary
When the schemes and scallywags stop you from accessing everything God has for you
It means your adversary is breaking the security system!
So, how do you stop the schemes of the devil?
How do you keep out the scallywags trespassing on your property?
Unfortunaly, the devil is relentless, and he hates you
I mean, he really, really hates you
The fact that Jesus died on a cross for you and sacrificed Himself
So, you could live in eternity with Him
Just irritates the devil so much
PREPARE 4 WARFARE
How do you prepare 4 Warfare?
Sharpen your sword, warrior
Be hungry for God’s Word
Reading your Bible helps your security system keep in place
Misquoted and misinterpreted Scripture can be a trip wire
If you don’t spend enough time in God’s Word
You’re easy pickings, my friend
GET INTO THE WORD!
Next you need to
Upgrade your security system from those scallywags
By fervent prayer
James 5:16 writes, ‘The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much’
Your prayers need to be, hot off the press, my friend
Prayers that are so on fire
The flames spread everywhere you go
SCHEMES & SCALLYWAGS
Never forget that you have the authority
Your warfare operates in the Spiritual realm, not in this world
Ephesians 6:12 is a great Scripture to remember
‘For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places’
That is the army of hell right there
And this is what you’re dealing with
But, don’t fret or worry, my friend
God has got your back
Because you have built your walls in faith (Week one)
And fixed your gates with praise (Week Two)
You are covered by the banner of God’s love over you (Week Three)
And you have fitted in a top-notch security system
To deter those schemes & scallywags (Week Four)
You are totally rocking it right now
There’s not a moment to waste
You are now prepared 4 warfare!
Why are you still here? Get cracking on your warfare, my friend!