Money, Prosperity, the Devil and Spiritual Warfare
by Bill Sitter
For over twenty years I, (Bill Sitter) owned a successful executive recruiting firm. A vital component of a successful executive search initiative was, and is, the development of a clean and comprehensive position description. We devoted hours of Q&A and pages of detail to the formulation of an excellent job description. We invested this effort because we knew how essential it was to delineate the exact target….The bull’s eye, before launching a nationwide recruiting campaign.
In John 10:10 Jesus provides the two most important jobs descriptions, and as believers we must know them well!
“The thief (devil) comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (ESV). This one passage of scripture makes it clear, beyond any doubt, that our enemy is the devil and his mission, as explained by Jesus, is to steal from all of us; to kill us; and to destroy us and our loved ones. Fortunately our Lord explains that He alone is the life- giving and redeeming answer. And, God’s Word provides specifics for believers to be pro-active in our Spiritual Warfare. Ephesians 6:10-18 describes the “Whole Armor of God” that we are to put on and never take-off. We, like our military, only need armor for battle, but we see from the devil’s job description that we must be ready for battle day and night 24×7.
“Financial Freedom in 7 Weeks Plus – Legacy Edition” devotes an entire chapter to the topic of: “Spiritual Warfare… Breaking Curses, Blockages, Judgments and Strongholds that Control Our Finances”. Our lead scripture is Ephesians 6:12 (KJV) “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
When we hear the public testimonies of graduates of the small group 7 week study we are no longer surprised to hear that most major breakthroughs resulted from practical application of 2 core course concepts: Biblical Giving and Spiritual Warfare.
In case you have yet to acquire your copy of the work book, I’d like to leave you with a basic Spiritual Warfare example “from page 33” that believers can adapt to almost any situation. You may find it helpful to put copies of this on your mirror, refrigerator or PC.
Spiritual Warfare Example: “In the might Name of Jesus Christ, and in accordance with God’s Word, we take authority over Satan and all his demonic forces that try to come against us. We are God’s children, protected by the blood of Jesus, and we declare that you – devil – were defeated at the cross and at the grave of Jesus and you remain defeated. Your weapons will not succeed or prosper. So we command you to take your hands off in Jesus’ Might name! And all God’s people said…Amen!”