REALWomanhood: Men and women today have a very real spiritual enemy.
Written by Dr. Merle Ray on January 1, 2019
Lesson 13 – Pondering Questions
Over 75 Generations to Get It Back
Textbook: Spiritual Identity by Dr. Merle Ray
Men and women today have a very real spiritual enemy. How does knowing this affect your viewpoint of yourself, your family, your relationships, and the enemy?Instructions:
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Destinee Montgomery On September 26, 2020 at 9:16 pm
Knowing I have a real enemy made opened my eyes to seeing who my Savior was. I prayed for wisdom and discernment. It made me also understand that everyone is going through their own battle, so don’t judge them but pray for them and give them all the God given advice you can.
Yolanda Perry On July 29, 2020 at 9:06 am
Praise God the enemy is defeat and his time one day will end after the judgment day.
Yolanda Perry On July 29, 2020 at 9:04 am
am determined to fight the good fight of faith. I will walk in Victory and will win because greater is he in me than he that’s in the world. I feel that I am aware of why life happens because of the spiritual enemy (Satan) who wants to steal my spiritual identity. I will fight to recall my spiritual identity in every life situation. Therefore, I decree and declare that I am strong, courageous, and encourage. I decree and declare that no weapon form against my spiritual identity share prosper. I decree and declare I am poise, power, peaceable, and confident. It angers me to know how much the enemy hates the woman that he deceives Eve. I am grateful that Jesus restores our intimate relationship with him. I choose by the choice of my will to accept the spiritual identity that God gave me as a woman.
Kimberly Thompson On July 12, 2020 at 7:54 pm
First thought was the scripture Eph 6:12…For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. We need the whole armor of God to stand against the enemy and his wiles. My worldview must mirror the Word of God. The devil is defeated by the blood of Jesus and as I speak the Word in power and authority given to me by Jesus, the Christ! ???
Benita Edwards On July 12, 2020 at 4:46 pm
I just listened to a message on the dry bones Ezekiel prophesied to and realizing the distractions and hinderances, I’m picking up those dry bones as I press on because I understand what my Father can do with those dry bones. He created woman from the bone of Adam, then He can certainly revive the dry bones in my life. Smite the enemy, Father!
Dr. Merle Ray On July 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Beautiful insight, Benita!
Sheronda Odums On July 12, 2020 at 3:13 pm
Knowing that I have a spiritual enemy allows me to reach further into the indeptness of knowing who God really is and realize no matter how hard the enemy tries to come up against myself, family and relationships I am an overcomer and that I have the victory. God made a promise to me that he would lift up a standard against the enemy for me!
Dr. Merle Ray On July 16, 2020 at 6:01 pm
Sheronda, so glad to hear you share this!
Dorothy Hubbard On July 12, 2020 at 10:51 am
I realize in my study that order is required to prevent chaos. The enemy wants chaos but God’s expectations are revealed to those that are believers. Order gives structure for peaceful encounters and to be in the will of God. We strive every moment of our life to meet the expectations of our Creator, our Father, our God. He only wants the best for us.
Now knowing in my heart we have a known enemy, an assailant that does not want us to know our identity it makes me defensive of the Word of the Lord. It strengthens me to stand up even if I have fallen. Getting up each time we are knocked down because our enemy wants to knock us down and hope we do not get up. But God has continued to tell us all who we are. We are the children of God. Women were important enough to let us know that the Lord saw us in a very delicate light and in some cases we are always treated in this manner or the opposite that made us unsure, fearful and frustrated. Our identity is important because it gives us the necessary defense to keep getting up and standing on the Word of God. Once we have accepted the truth of what God has told us about ourselves. We SHUT the mouth of the enemy. He thought he had us down but because we know who we are, whose we are , and our destiny is being revealed on a moment by moment basis.
This current timing of world events is crucial to us as believers. The worldview is that many of us are about to lose our mind and yes there are some. But as believers the Holy Spirit gives us a tug to pull on the power of the Word that has been revealed to us. We have a promise form our Creator and we will not be taken out like our assailant would like. Our study of the Word when it is in your heart gives the Holy Spirit something to bring to our remembrance even when we are weak and seeing impossibilities. We are sent to bear witness to the world we are the evidence of the Lord. . .
Dr. Merle Ray On July 16, 2020 at 6:04 pm
Wow, Dorothy! I loved your assessment of this whole chapter! Outstanding insights that you have constructed and articulated so well based on what Holy Spirit drew out of you. Absolutely beautiful!
Barbara Crater On June 28, 2020 at 12:14 pm
My view point for myself, Family, and relationships is I am becoming more aware of the “unending love” God has for me and all that are connected to me. More aware of the order He brings and is bringing to us.
I value the fact that God spoke violently to the enemy way back in the beginning of time, striking him down to the ground with His word. Gen. 3:14
Now I have the authority to use the word of God, and the word gives us “all the empowerment we will ever need”. Bless His High Name.
Evelyn Wilson On June 14, 2020 at 6:53 pm
Knowing that men and women today have a very real spiritual enemy.
I must be fully dressed with the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of peace, the shield of faith the helmet of salvation, the sword of the spirit and much prayer, which helps me to be sensitive to any ungodly changes in my relationships, business, health and finance, because the enemy want to still kill and destroy. I am grateful that if I miss up God will rebuke the enemy for my sake even before he will correct me and strengthen me and give me wisdom and strategies to defeat the enemy.
Dr. Merle Ray On June 22, 2020 at 1:01 pm
Loved your insightful statement here – “I am grateful that if I miss up God will rebuke the enemy for my sake even before he will correct me and strengthen me and give me wisdom and strategies to defeat the enemy.”
brendab On May 25, 2020 at 9:10 am
Knowing that I have a real enemy, puts me on alert, I have to be on my guard at all times, by spending time with God, I learn strategies on how to over come the enemies schemes and cover myself and my family