Dutch Sheets says, "What He (Jesus) provided for us, we must seize by faith with spiritual weapons."
“A word of caution is necessary at this point. As we involve ourselves in spiritual warfare, it is imperative that we remember we are not trying to defeat the devil. He is already defeated. We do not re-defeat, we re-present, the victory of the Cross. All that we do in our praying is intercession must be an extension of what Christ did through His work of Intercession.
Christ paga’ed the devil. He attacked him and crushed his headship over the earth (see Gen. 3:15). The Hebrew word for ‘head’in this verse, rosh, is actually speaking of headship or authority. [Strong, The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, ref. no.7218]
Psalm 2:9, speaking prophetically of Christ, says, "Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron, thou shalt shatter them like earthenware." The crushing of Genesis 3:25 and the breaking and shattering of Psalm 2:9 all have essentially the same meaning: to break something into pieces and scatter it. Christ shattered and scattered the headship of the serpent like a broken piece of glass. It was a total defeat.
But what Christ did, we must release and enforce. What He provided for us, we must seize by faith with spiritual weapons. Timothy was told in 1 Timothy 6:12, "Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses." Timothy already had eternal life, yet he was told to "take hold" of it.
As one would seize and secure territory in war, so we must seize and secure our inheritance in Christ. Who are we to seize it from? Certainly not God! We must take it from the world, the flesh and the devil."
Prayer Note #64 Seizing and Securing Our Inheritance -taken from Dutch Sheets’ book, Intercessory Prayer (pgs. 150, 151 )
"Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it." (Cor. 2:15)
The next Prayer Note on Aug. 21st - A Legal Breaking of Headship: Prayer Note #65
Today’s treasure truth #26: If you are “born again”,you are above only and not beneath. (Deut. 28:13)
Our thought for today: Perseverance brings maturity through endurance, through daily living circumstances.
Tomorrow’s post: Baby Steps