Over the last six years, I have grown very well aware of…delay. I can literally feel the resistance the spirit of delay has released over us. I’ve prayed about it, fasted over it, pleaded with God to remove it…delay. Before we move forward let’s remember that there is a war going on that we can’t see with fleshly eyes…it’s in the spirit world. We read some about it here…
Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia. Daniel 10:12-13
This scripture reveals to us that wars between angels and demonic principalities can indeed cause delay. How does that revelation sit on your spirit? We’ve all read that story in scripture, but I wonder how many of us realize that if it was happening then, it’s still going on today. Delay.
Our very lives are acts of war. That’s evidenced by the enemy’s obsession with abortion. Our prayers are acts of war. That’s why speaking in tongues, so we pray what’s on Holy Spirit’s heart, is so important. Our worship is warfare. Every time we glorify God in the place where satan tried to usurp that power, we solidify his defeat.
If you’re experiencing delay in your life, then it’s time to do those three things…Live life, pray in the spirit, and worship.
When I say live life, I mean don’t allow the enemy to cause you to shrink back in defeat and hope deferred as you wait for breakthrough! No. Go out and storm the gates and be the breakthrough. Let God move in, around and through you to advance the kingdom of Heaven.
This is a season to violently storm the gates. Yes, I realize yesterday I spoke of rest and peace. That’s one way we find the strength to fight. From the position of rest, I can fight, and the gates of hell will not prevail.
Everything in life is connected. If we can operate from rest and a spirit of peace, then there is no war we cannot win. No wall we cannot scale. No battle we cannot weather.
The time is now. Now is the time. Rise up! Rise up and take the land!!
Fight the delay in life. Fight it by being unrelenting. Never giving up. Always standing. And having done all you can do, stand again.
We are warriors, borne for such a time as this. It’s time to arise!!
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 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. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:10-18