Spiritual Warfare Against The Spirit Of Procrastination.
One of the basic principles of spiritual warfare is the law of resistance. This law indicates a few things, and they are: 1) We must resist whatever is challenging us spiritually. 2) If we do not resist, then whatever is challenging us will eventually overcome us. 3) By not resisting what is challenging us. Then by default, we are giving it the right to remain and rule in our lives and finally. 4) By our activating the law of spiritual resistance, then whatever is resisting us MUST FLEE!
This spiritual law of resistance of which I speak says the following, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you,” James 4:7. The word submit means to give over or yield to the power or authority of another. So to be successful in the second part of the spiritual principle of James 4:7, as it relates to resisting our spiritual opponents. We must first relinquish our way of doing things and yield to the power and authority of God to combat the spiritual forces that are opposing us.
So, in essence, we don’t resist our spiritual opponents by saying, “Go away devil” or by saying, “leave me alone, Satan.” Instead, by submitting to God, it indicates that we must take his word and resist the devil and his agents by speaking it against them. To suggest otherwise would suggest that we are doing it our way. Scripture clearly says that there is a way that may seem right to us, but at the end of that way, we are guaranteed failure and destruction, Proverbs 16:25 and Proverbs 12:14.
I mentioned all of that to get to what the Lord has laid on my heart for someone today. Particularly that person who is being defeated in the area of “PROCRASTINATION.” The enemy of your soul is having a field day with your life. He is ensuring that you never ever complete the things you’ve started, or get to work on things you know you need to be doing. You either become very tired, sleepy, frustrated or just simply lose the desire to complete assigned or essential task. Your life has become an utter mess due to unfinished or things you have yet to address. The reason for this is simple. The spirit of procrastination has overwhelmed you with putting things off for another time, and you know just as well as I do that those things will never get done.
The Lord said to tell you that for you to overcome this nagging and frustrating spirit, you must initiate the process by submitting to God. He also said to remind you that we are co-laborers with Him. And that we are guaranteed failure if we continue to fight this stubborn spirit on your own.
From this moment forward, you must speak the word of God against the spirit of procrastination. For example, “Spirit of procrastination, I can and will do all things through Christ who strengthens me, Philippians 4:13.” “Spirit of procrastination there is a greater force in me than any evil force that is attempting to influence me” 1 John 4:4. “Spirit of procrastination the word of God says, ” We must work the works of him who sent us while it is day; night is coming when no one can work,” John 9:4. “Spirit of procrastination the word of God says that whatever my hand finds to do, do it with your might” Eccl. 9:10.
“Spirit of procrastination! I reject your subtle influence that would usually cause me to neglect what I should be doing. And I decree and declare to you that according to the word of God. Jesus Christ has Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross. Therefore your subtle evil influence WILL NOT WORK TODAY!” Colossians 2:14. “Spirits of procrastination and confusion I agree with the word against you that says all things should be done decently and in order” 1 Corinthians 14:40. “Spirit of procrastination I will obey God’s word that says, Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you” Proverbs 3:28.
Friends, this is spiritual warfare against the spirit of procrastination, God will deliver you if you co-labor with him by decreeing his word. As a reminder, the process of deliverance for the just begins and ends with KNOWLEDGE! Proverbs 11:9
Written By: Kevin L A Ewing