How to Fight for Our Children

prize fighter

We are in a battle of mammoth proportion for the souls of our youth and young adults. Are you prepared to fight this war against enemy forces?

Yesterday, I met with a young friend of my son’s who struggles with addiction. I have a heart for this beautiful girl who has grown up in dysfunction similar to what I experienced. I counseled her and prayed for her. We brainstormed about colleges she could attend once she gets back on her feet. I invited her to attend church with us. After our meeting I bought her the Bible study, Breaking Free by Beth Moore. I am entering enemy territory in a fight for her soul, but the enemy is not going down easy.

27497334 - an image of a girl with insomnia.

Last night, I tossed and turned because of sciatic nerve pain. I believe now that I was being tormented overnight, because the pain is now almost gone. I am not one who always remembers dreams, but one vivid, horrifying dream woke me up. I was at a Christian event and there were two evil beings in the room. I prayed against them and bound them in the name of Jesus. One went willingly. One did not. What the second one tried to do, I will not share in this blog. Just know it was unsettling, but she eventually left the room.

I woke up realizing the spiritual battle is real.

dart

The enemy of our souls was not happy about the interaction with my young friend and was throwing his fiery darts at me all night to dissuade me. I also realized through this dream that Satan and his troops have advanced into Christian territory, seeping into our children’s classrooms in an attempt to undo all that we’ve taught them over the years.

So we must take a stand in prayer.

World changer

The fight is difficult, and there will be push back, but know the victory is ours through the power of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:3–4 says, “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”

We must battle with heavy artillery through daily prayer and cannot be lackadaisical about it. We can also take a special interest in not only our own children, but in those God brings us to mentor. We need to take the time needed. We should love on them and listen to their needs so we know how to pray for them.

cross with music

In an effort to encourage me after a difficult night of warfare, this morning the Lord brought to mind an old song that I will share as I close this blog. It’s as true today as it was when it was first written many years ago.

In the Name of Jesus

In the name of Jesus,

In the name of Jesus

We have the victory,

In the name of Jesus,

In the name of Jesus

Demons will have to flee,

When we stand on the name of Jesus

Tell me who can stand before,

In the mighty name of Jesus,

We have the victory.

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