Day 12: Kingdom Alertness

Day 12: Kingdom Alertness
Fred Hartley, IV

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

No one wants to live knowing that they have an enemy. Since we were young, we have all been taught to be kind to everyone. Well, unfortunately, we have an adversary who is at work to drag us down. It is his primary goal to do anything and everything to cause our faith to shrink. As we seek the Kingdom of God and specifically the return of the King, our enemy is doing all he can to pull us down.

In Scripture, the Apostle Peter exhorts us to be alert and sober minded. If we cruise through life without being aware of our enemy, we will fall prey to him. We must be vigilant, we must be aware of his tactics.

This is why in the College of Prayer we teach to pray for protection. A kingdom ready warrior is daily putting on the armor. We daily pray prayers of protection so that we can receive the protection of Christ.

This is also why we teach to bind and loose. Scripture says, “Whatever we bind on earth will be bound in heaven, whatever we lose on earth will be losed in heaven.” We bind what is evil and lose what is good. We want to bind the enemy and send him and his demons to the feet of Jesus. And we want to lose Christ and all of His Kingdom ways in our lives.

God has given us all we need to stay alert and to keep the enemy away. Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.

Lord Jesus, I declare my allegiance to you. I come under the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ. I submit myself to you. Today, I cancel any plots of the evil one against me in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I receive the protection of the Lord Jesus Christ. No weapon formed against me will prevail. I stand alert and will remain vigilant in this spiritual battle. Thank you for making me victorious. In Jesus name, Amen.

Put on the Armor of God:
I put on the belt of truth — Jesus is the truth.
I put on the breastplate of righteousness — Jesus is my righteousness.
I put on the shoes of the gospel — Jesus is the good news.
I take up the shield of faith — Jesus is the faithful one.
I put on the helmet of salvation — Jesus is my Savior.
I take up the sword of the Spirit — Jesus is the Word of God.
I take up all prayer — Jesus is my intercessor.
I stand complete in Christ and the evil one cannot touch me!
Stand in the authority of Christ and rebuke the enemy.

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