Understanding the spirit realm is so important to our success in life. The things that happen in the spirit realm directly affect us daily, in fact moment by moment. If we don’t understand this and don’t understand how to operate, we will be defeated and lose out, not only in the here and now, but also in the world to come.
Daniel 10:12-13 gives us great insight into the spirit realm and the warfare that goes on when we try to advance in God. It also gives us great hope because it helps us to see and know that God does hear us and sends the answers to our prayers. We are not left hopeless and helpless; therefore we should not get discouraged nor should we give up. You see, one of the major ways that satan wins against the saints is that we get discouraged and we give up. Now is not the time for that. Now is the time to press in and pray through for we are not left alone in this. Read the following scripture and hear the Lord as He ministers to you.
12 Then he (the angel of the Lord) said, “Don’t be frightened (afraid), Daniel, for your request has been heard in heaven and was answered the very first day you began to fast before the Lord and pray for understanding; that very day I was sent here to meet you. 13 But for twenty-one days the mighty evil spirit who overrules the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the top officers of the heavenly army, came to help me, so that I was able to break through these spirit rulers of Persia. 14 Now I am here to tell you….
Now, the important thing to understand in spiritual warfare is that God matches power with power. He send Michael, on of the top officers in the heavenly army to fight the mighty evil spirit who rules over the kingdom of Persia. For us today, The Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ Himself, has come to not only answer our prayers but to give us victory in our lives. (John 10:9; Romans 5:1-2)
Jesus Christ came to restore to us the things that were taken away from us by satan and his demons; yes, many times, because of our ignorance and disobedience, we gave him access to us and our "things"; however, those things still belong to us. They do not belong to satan nor his demons.
Because of the sin of Adam, we inherited a sin nature. In Adam we all died but in Christ, we all are made alive (I Cor. 15:22). In making us alive, we must realize that we are not only living but restoration has been promised to us. God says, in Joel 2:25 “I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten—the hopping locust, the stripping locust, and the crawling locust, My great army which I sent among you.”
This is a promise from God that all of those things that have been eaten by things that hopped in our lives, that were stripped away from us or that things that were taken via the enemy that crawled in, He will restore. And, we must also hear this.
God is not concerned about making us ashamed about our past. He is not bring up our past sins, our past lifestyles. He has cast that as far as the east is from the west. And, this is what the Jesus says about His ministry….
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me; because the Lord hath anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified…. For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.” (is. 61:1-3,7)
Arise, shine for your Light has come and the glory of the Lord, the glory of the Lord, the glory of the Lord shall, shall, shall rise upon you! (Is. 60:1)
Get this saints: “Arise, get up. You have been down too long. You have been suffering too long. You have been waiting on a man to help you too long. You have been struggling too long. Arise! You have been doubting too long. You have been talking faith too long! You have been going through the motions too long!
Arise, shine! You can shine because your Light has come. Who is your Light? Jesus Christ is your Light. He has come! He has broken through the darkness of your situation. Arise!
Arise in belief. Arise in faith. Arise in devotion. Arise in commitment. Arise is holiness. Arise to the call of God in this season. Arise to the purposes of God in this season. Arise to the plan of God in this season!
If you arise, His glory will rise upon you. I said, “if you will arise, His glory will rise upon you! This is what the Lord is calling us to in 2014. In this year – a supernatural year; a year of supernatural advancement, supernatural elevation, supernatural enlargement, supernatural increase, supernatural abundance, supernatural restoration, supernatural healing – you will experience double double because the glory of the Lord will arise upon you
2014 is Our Year of Supernatural Advancement as we ReThink Possible. God says "Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert." 2013 is gone. We are in 2014. Our past is in the past. Whatever happened in 2013 that was not good; that hindered, that blocked, that depressed, that clogged up the portals of your flowing blessings, leave that there. God is doing a new thing.
Rev. 4:1 Hear the voice of the Lord say, "Come up higher so that I can show you things that are to come." He is taking us to new levels in Him so that we can see this new thing that He is doing in our lives, ministries, businesses, homes, relationships and lives.
This is our year of double double - (20 double of 10; 14 double of 7). This is the year that we will expereince supernatural advancement, supernatural promotion, supernatural elevation, supernatural abundance, supernatural breakthrough. Come in line. Get in the order of God. Break out of useless traditions. Get in faith. Stay in faith. Do not harden your hearts! Remain pliable and open to God and you will know, see and experience Supernatural in 2014.
"Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers." (Proverbs 11:14 NLT)