|Written by Sandi M Lewanika|
A lot of us Christians have the misconception that once we have given our lives to Christ & have accepted him as our Lord & personal Savior then all of our problems will just somewhat miraculously despair. However, it it's only a matter of time before reality sinks in & we realize that that's not always the case. As a matter of fact, that's just the beginning of a long & very often challenging journey in our Christian walk! In no time, we realize that all the problems that we were facing before we became born again Christians are still very much present in our lives. In fact for many of us Christians it seems like the moment we choose to accept Jesus Christ into our lives then all hell breaks loss.
What a lot of us Christians don't seem to realize is that being a Christian is definitely no walk in the park. We fail to realize that there is an ongoing vicious battle over our souls. The devil is not here to play games with us & he is not about to surrender our lives back to us so easily & certainly not without a fight, just because we have all of a sudden decided to give our lives to Christ. You best believe the devil will use anything & everything to ensure that even though we are born again Christians we should remain in bondage & live very miserable lives plagued with perpetual failure. He will try to destroy & reduce us to nothing by all means possible so that we may be fooled into believing that perhaps we were much better off before we gave our lives to Christ.
If we don't get up, take up our rightful positions as the children of God that we were called to be & begin to fight back, the devil will continue to oppress, harass & frustrate us to an early grave. However, before we can even begin to challenge the devil & fight back we have to make sure that we have dealt with any sin or issues in our lives that gave the devil the legal ground to keep us in bondage in the first place. It is extremely important for us to understand that we have to receive deliverance in order for us to be free from all satanic yokes. Otherwise, we'll be fighting a losing battle & we'll constantly find ourselves being defeated by the devil, never really attaining the necessary spiritual growth that we need in order for us to live victorious lives in Christ.
Enough is enough, it's time for us Christians to arise & put on the full armor of God so that we can take our stand against the devils wicked schemes. We have to obtain our deliverance, engage in spiritual warfare & fight without ceasing in order for us to retrieve every single thing that the devil has stolen from us; our destinies, our families, our homes, our children, our marriages and all of our rightful possessions that he has cheated us out of.