#Warfare: Prayer and Fasting Guide week 2

WEEK TWO: VANTAGE

In a typical battle your position can determine whether you win or lose. If you come in to war from a disadvantages position, you stand a high chance of losing. Cities and battle fronts are carefully selected and built such that there would be an advantage to win in case of an attack. The Webster dictionary defines ‘vantage’ as “a position giving strategic advantage, commanding perspective, or comprehensive view.

Christians in the battle, against powers and principalities and the rulers of this world, do so from a vantage position. We have a strategic advantage as we have the ‘Almighty God’ on our side. This immediately put our enemies at a losing position. This battle we are on in not a contest of equals. Christ won the victory once and for all. Through our faith in Christ we become Children of God.

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. (1John 3:1 ESV). We are also armed for the battle with weapons that are superior to the enemy’s strategies.

For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete. (2Co 10:4-6 ESV)

This week as we continue with our warfare, we shall be focusing on our identity in Christ. Declare these over your life. Pray that the Truth about what God says about us will be revealed afresh this week.

Monday, Jan 18th 2016:
       I am the salt of the earth (Matt. 5:13)

I am the light of the world (Matt. 5:14)

I am a child of God (John 1:12)

I am part of the true vine, a channel of Christ’s life (John 15:1,5)

I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15)

Tuesday, Jan 19th 2016
      I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit (John 15:16)

I am a slave of righteousness (Romans 6:18)

I am enslaved to God (Romans 6:22)

I am a son of God; God is spiritually my Father (Rom. 8:14,15; Gal. 3:26, 4:6)

I am a joint heir with Christ, sharing His inheritance with Him (Rom. 8:17)

Wednesday, Jan 20th 2016
      I am a temple ‐‐ a dwelling place ‐‐ of God. His Spirit and His life dwell in me (1 Cor. 3:16, 6:19)

I am united to the Lord and am one spirit with Him (1 Cor. 6:17)

I am a member of Christ’s body (1 Cor. 12:27; Eph. 5:30)

I am a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17)

I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18, 19)

Thursday, Jan 21st 2016
      I am a son of God and one in Christ (Gal. 3:26, 28)

I am an heir of God since I am a son of God (Gal. 4:6,7)

I am a saint (Eph. 1:1; 1 Cor. 1:2; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:2)

I am God’s workmanship ‐‐ His handiwork ‐‐ born anew in Christ to do His work (Eph. 2:10)

I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God’s family (Eph. 2:19)

Friday, Jan 22nd 2016
      I am a prisoner of Christ (Eph. 3:1, 4:1)

I am righteous and holy (Eph. 4:24)

I am a citizen of heaven, seated in heaven right now (Phil. 3:20; Eph. 2:6)

I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3)

I am an expression of the life of Christ because He is my life (Col. 3:4)

Saturday 23rd 2016.
      I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved (Col. 3:12; 1 Thess. 1:4)

I am a son of light and not of darkness (1 Thess. 5:5)

I am a holy partaker of a heavenly calling (Heb. 3:1)

I am a partaker of Christ; I share in His life (Heb. 3:14)

I am one of God’s living stones, being built up in Christ as a spiritual house (1 Peter 2:5)

Sunday, Jan 24th 2016
      I am a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession (1 Peter 2:9,10)

I am an alien and a stranger to this world in which I temporarily live (1 Peter 2:11)

I am an enemy of the devil (1 Peter 5:8)

I am a child of God and I will resemble Christ when He returns (1 John 3:1,2)

I am born of God, and the evil one ‐‐ the devil ‐‐ cannot touch me (1 John 5:18)

I am not the great “I am” (Exod. 3:14; John 8:24, 28, 58), but by the grace of God, I am what I am

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to the power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen (Eph. 3:20-21)

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