Double-mindedness Increases Demonic Warfare (Episode Three Article) - Candice Smithyman

 

Double-mindedness Increases Demonic Warfare (Episode Three Article)

Demonic warfare is something we are all faced with as the enemy is seeking entrance through doubts in our minds over difficult situations in our lives. However, if we can learn to be single-minded in our devotion to the Lord we can decrease the amount of entry the enemy gets in our minds through doubt and fear and instead combat his tactics through faith. 

 

In 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (NIV), the Apostle Paul tells us that, “the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.’ 

 

We are called to take every thought captive to obedience to Christ which encourages us to remain in Him as single-minded and devoted to the Lord. 

 

2 Corinthians 11:3 (NIV) says, “But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.’ 

 

This pure and simple devotion is to have a single-minded focus on the Lord at all times. This means living in the reality of faith daily which ultimately pleases God. The enemy is prowling around looking to devour us (1 Peter 5:8) and we must keep our eyes on Christ to close the door on his lies and deception. If we walk with double-mindedness by lacking faith we open the door to fear and can be easily overrun by Satan’s scheming. 

 

James 1:5-8 (NASB) says, “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” 

 

Let us learn to be stable in our ways by walking in faith, living by faith and standing in faith. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1.KJV) Faith is a reality and we can touch it in the spiritual and natural realms. Anywhere we are weak in our faith we are a target. So, let us attempt to strengthen our faith walk and close the door, for health, healing and blessings to flow. 

 

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