To ignore there’s spiritual warfare happening is naive – I know, I’ve done it.
There is a real adversary out there who wants you depressed, anxious and suicidal.
We don’t need to be preoccupied with the enemy, but we do need to be aware of his schemes so that we can stand against him.
There are going to be times when it seems darkness is creeping in..
In those times, pull out God’s word and begin to take authority over the powers of darkness by turning on the Light.
These scriptures are not just here for my readers, they’re here for me.
Here’s something personal about me, my name, Lesley, means darkness.
Power Over Darkness Verses
James 4:7 Resist the Devil, He Will Flee
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
Ephesians 6:11 Put On God’s Armor
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Eph 6:11
Ephesians 6:13 Put On All of God’s Armor
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Eph 6:13
1 Peter 5:8 Stay Alert, There’s an Enemy
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 1 Pet 5:8
1 Peter 5:9 Stand Firm in Faith
Resist him, standing firm in your faith and in the knowledge that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. 1 Pet 5:9
John 16:11 The Ruler of This World Is Judged
…because the ruler of this world hath been judged. Jn 16:11
Hebrews 2:14 Jesus Made The Devil Powerless
Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, Heb 2:14
Romans 16:20 God Will Crush Satan Under Your Feet
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Rom 16:20
Colossians 2:15 Jesus Made a Public Spectacle of the Devil
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Col 2:15
2 Corinthians 2:11 Don’t Be Ignorant of Satan
so that we should not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes. 2 Cor 2:11
1 John 5:18 The Evil One Can’t Touch You
…but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. 1 Jn 5:18
Ephesians 6:12 We Don’t Fight Flesh, We Fight Spiritual Forces
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Eph 6:12
Ephesians 6:10 Be Strong in the Lord’s Mighty Power
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Eph 6:10
Ephesians 6:14-17 The Armor of God
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Eph 6:14-17
Proverbs 30:5 Take Refuge in God
“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Prov 30:5
Colossians 1:13 You Aren’t in Darkness, You’re in Jesus
He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of His beloved Son, Col 1:13
Luke 10:19 Nothing Will Harm You
See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you. Lk 10:19
1 John 4:4 Greater Is He In You
But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. 1 Jn 4:41
1 John 2:13 You Have Overcome The Evil One
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father. 1 Jn 2:13
1 John 5:4 You Have Overcome the World
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 1 Jn 5:4
Luke 10:17 Demons Bow to the Name of Jesus
The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” Lk 10:17
Psalm 91:11 He Will Command His Angels to Guard You
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; Ps 91:11
This is a Good Sermon About This Topic
My friend from bible school shared this with me when I opened up to her about my dealings with the powers of darkness.
The book he mentions in the sermon, Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices is availble for free online. I’ll admit, the way it’s written is a bit hard to read for even me. I would like to suggest the books that pulled me out of the darkness and back into the light.
Books on Overcoming Dark, Depressive Thoughts
The Power of Right Believing is probably THE best book overcoming the enemies devices because it completely defuses every wrong belief that could be keeping you bound in depressive thoughts. I have the book and the audiobook for that one and I listen to it EVERY SINGLE NIGHT on audible because I need to keep hearing and hearing.
“It takes a thought, to heal a thought!” – Joseph Prince
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