The enemy’s aim is to wipe out those who are living justly and are making positive changes in society.
The kingdom of darkness is terrified of people who are pure and desire to make an impact.
Men and women whom God has chosen and anointed, will always experience warfare, because their mandate involves going against the kingdom of darkness.
The moment God begins to use you and you begin to stand for what is right, expect to fight warfare.
This should never startle you, because it comes with the territory. No person going to war should be caught off guard, because they would already know what to expect.
You see, you never win because you give up or compromise.
You win because you stand and fight.
As men and women of God, chosen and anointed for such a time as this, understand God has equipped us to stand and fight.
We have victory over the enemy. I am not speaking fluff or by flesh, but I am speaking by divine revelation that Satan is terrified!
The plan of the enemy is to have you believe he is stronger and more powerful than you are.
If he can conquer your mind by getting you to believe his lies, he already has a hold of you.
Many people lost battles and gave up because they were manipulated into thinking they cannot stand or make it.
If hell can wage enough attack at you to get you to doubt God and have you think you can never make it, you will shrink back and unfortunately lose the fight.
But oh! When you know the power of your God and that He is not in the grave any longer but is sitting high and looking low, you will never doubt because you know He lives and He fights for you.
The plan of the enemy is to silence reputable voices, because the aim is to diminish truth.
If you notice the people with major platforms, they are the ones who often come under attack, whether saved or unsaved.
The enemy is after the people with platforms, those he can use. However, when he realizes he cannot use or manipulate you, you will be attacked.
There are men and women of God, even to date, with huge platforms and they are doing mighty things for the Kingdom of God and the enemy seeks to taint their reputations or attack them, or the ones closest to them, because the plan is to prevent them from reaching the audiences they are called to.
When you have a reputable character and are reaching the masses, hell becomes threatened, because of fear that many will find or come to the truth.
Do you know the power of truth?
The power of truth will set you free.
The power of truth will open your eyes to the snares of the enemy.
The power of truth will lead you to a path of life. It will not lead you to the path of death.
This is why The LORD says, the truth will set you free.
Even in the world, if you notice, Michael Jackson was one of the biggest names ever. He had many fans. He reached many people.
He might not have been perfect, but guess what, he was often seen standing for the things that are right and he was also a humanitarian.
One of his songs titled “They Don’t Really Care About Us” was a major song because it became relatable to many.
Even before he died there was a tour, “This Is It” that was scheduled to take place before his death.
Have you ever thought that maybe he wanted to enlighten the darkness of the world?
Not only was he famous among the old, but he was famous among the young. It is unfortunate Michael never had men and women of God who knew how to fight spiritually and could have led him to the Lord that he becomes spiritually strong.
Listen, the enemy is terrified by those with huge platforms who can reach many.
When you are making an impact and hell realizes it cannot take you out, they will TRY to set you up to get people to doubt you in hope to draw many away from you.
Even the people who are close to you, who you trust, may suddenly be drawn away from you, or becomes suspicious of you because, the enemy will try to turn many away from you to get to you.
It is a mind game. It is called psychology!
If the enemy can get you to believe you are alone and everybody is against you, you will lose strength and give up.
However, I thank God there are some who never back down, even when they are alone because of the strength within them.
If the enemy can get you to think you are alone and nobody is in your corner he can conqueror you…
There are many who even in the music industry, who may have started off right, whether it be in the church with a pure heart and everything maybe going right but as they progress and begin to make big moves everything begins to go haywire, because the enemy is after them and they audience they are reaching.
There are those who may have tried to kill themselves, start to cut themselves, or do drugs, because of the heavy pressure and fight they face from the enemy.
Some are not led down the path they are on because they intended for that to happen, but because the enemy sees the impact they are making – against him.
The enemy sends blows in hopes to destroy them. There are many with platforms, even today, and if they are not mentally and spiritually strong to stand they will lose strength and be destroyed.
You see, we were never meant to do life without Christ.
Life becomes harder when you try to remove the one who gives you life from your life.
My prayer is that we will become better men and women.
My prayer is that parents will begin to take their place and be mindful of how they raise their children.
If we raise weak children then we will have weak men and women and before we know it we have a cycle that becomes hard to break.
Change begins in the home. Change begins in the family.
The world has enough greed, may we train our children the importance of God and walking with Him, may we train them of the importance of hard work, the importance of fighting, the importance of integrity and character.
When this is done, they will grow up to be men and women who will not compromise or get involved in things that will corrupt their lives or families.
They will know the importance of working for what they want; they will know the importance of standing.
My prayer is that men and women of God will begin to fight like never before.
My prayer is that the eyes of the men and women of God called and chosen for such a time as this will begin to see and understand hell has no power over us and we are equipped to lead this world to Christ and not ourselves.
~ Shelly-Ann Powell
Shelly-Ann Powell is a woman after God’s heart, founder and director of the Impact Nations For Christ organization whose mission is to empower, strengthen and point humanity to the Savior Jesus Christ.