2Co 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,
In spiritual warfare three major things are paramount;
1. Fire power& artillery/ Strength or degree of arsenal: this has been explained in my previous post”we win always”
2. War Reputation of oponents/track record
3. Skillful use / Depth of Knowledge of weaponry
for this post let me expand on the second point which is war reputation/track record.
If you are a follower of this ministry you must have read the post on ‘Spiritual reputation’ However today i will be explaining this in the light of spiritual battles.
This singular intangible element determines the length of battles.
For example in a boxing contest the amount of wins, knock outs, losses of each opponent is known and also announced, this also applies in the spirit realm, remember the Physical is an outcome of the spiritual and it’s root also from it.
In fact in the spiritual all these are clearly seen when any participate (spirit) meet, it can also be sensed including the level of each’s authority.
Back to how this affects the length of battles, imagine that spirit A has won 80 out of 100 battles and in the 80 wins 60 were cast outs(knock outs) and spirit B has 20 wins out of a 100 battles with no cast outs, who do you think will be under pressure?
Spirit B of course, in fact if this two should meet it is likely the battle will be quick and short and the winner will be Spirit A. This is because;
1 The track record of Spirit A will put Spirit B under pressure
2. Spirit A will easily over power spirit A because he will be more confident and more ruthless than spirit B.
Even if spirit B is trained or belongs to the best clan of warriors His own personal reputation will come to play in this battle( Whether you are a Child of God or not you own personal victories and track record comes to play).
A good example are the 7 sons of seva;
But some itinerant41 Jewish exorcists tried to invoke the name42 of the Lord Jesus over those who were possessed by43 evil spirits, saying, “I sternly warn44 you by Jesus whom Paul preaches.”
Act 19:14 (Now seven sons of a man named45 Sceva, a Jewish high priest, were doing this.)46
Act 19:15 But the evil spirit replied to them,47 “I know about Jesus48 and I am acquainted with49 Paul, but who are you?”50
The key thing you must understand is that both in the physical and spiritual reputation is key!!!
Start building a very Good reputation by Overcoming every challenge you encounter, Heal every sick/ill person that comes your way or at least attempt to( you will be amazed that you will get them healed if you are bold enough to try), cast out demons, refuse to give up on your expectations e.t.c.
The Higher your reputation the shorter your Battle!!!
You are blessed!!!