The following is all the explanation we need concerning what we are up against, and the war we are presently waging.
Note: For all my dispensational brothers and friends, this is happening right now in every geo-political sphere on planet earth, and it is worldwide in scope. We are not waiting for the appearance of the Anti-Christ, and he is already alive in planet earth today. For all my Kingdom brothers and friends, this was written and recorded post death, burial, resurrection and Kingdom, and therefore is the inspired Word of Yahweh that was spoken and penned by the apostle Paul to the Ekklesia at Emphasis.
Note: I think we all can agree that what we have been doing is not working that well, and that we have been losing ground in the battle for some time now. The question is, when did this generation start losing the battle over cities, counties, states and regions, and why are we all but powerless to impact our society and effect lasting change in our culture? I am sure that our answers will be varied and complicated. That being said, I would like to submit something that may shift our paradigm enough to begin to make a difference in our lifetimes.
Conclusion: The battle for our souls has been won and it is finished. However, the battle for our life and destiny still rages. Satan, the devil, has been stripped of his rank, power and authority, and therefore has no legal right to rule. And while he is not what he used to be, it is obvious that we are not what we are supposed to be. All power in heaven and earth have been given to Yahshua, and in and by Him the right to rule and reign in life by Messiah Yahshua. We have been reinstated and the legal right to rule has been given to us. We are sons by birthright and therefore heirs to the throne; but we live like orphans and paupers who have no real sense of identity and purpose. At some point, we are going to have to admit that we have abdicated our responsibility as sons and kings, and have failed to properly represent the heart of the King as it pertains to routing the interloper from his place. We need to confess our faults to one another and choose by our own free will to change as we take charge of our destiny and lay hold of all the purpose we can. As for me and my house, we choose to serve Yahweh, and together we win.
Ephesians 6:10-20 – Expanded Bible
Finally, be strong in Yahweh and in his great [strong; mighty] power. Put on the full armor of Yahweh so that you can fight against the devil’s ·evil tricks [schemes]. [For] Our fight [conflict; struggle] is not against people on earth[ flesh and blood] but against the rulers and authorities and the powers [or cosmic powers/rulers] of this world’s darkness [ darkness], against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly ·world [realm; places]. That is why you need to [ For this reason,] put on God’s full armor. Then on the day of evil [ persecution generally or end-time tribulation] you will be able to ·stand strong [keep your ground; resist the enemy]. And when you have finished the whole fight [ after you have done/accomplished everything], you will still be standing. So stand strong [or ready], with the belt of truth tied around your waist and the ·body armor [breastplate] of right living [a righteous life; or God’s own righteousness/justice; righteousness]. On your feet wear the Good News [Gospel] of peace to help you stand strong [for firm footing; or to be fully prepared]. And also [in addition to all this; or in all circumstances] use the shield of faith with which you can ·stop [extinguish] all the ·burning arrows [T fiery darts] of the Evil One. Accept[Receive; or Take] the helmet of salvation, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the ·word [message] of God.Pray in [or in dependence on] the Spirit at all times with all ·kinds of prayers [ prayers and requests], asking for everything you need. To do this you must always be ·ready [alert] ·and never give up [ with all perseverance]. Always pray for all God’s people [T the saints].Also pray for me that when I ·speak [ open my mouth], God will give me words so that I can tell the ·secret[mystery] of the ·Good News [Gospel] ·without fear [confidently; boldly]. For this Good News […for which] I am an ambassador in ·prison [ chains; 3:1]. Pray that I will speak ·it [or for him; or in him] ·without fear [boldly; confidently], as I should.