Have you heard the boxing expression, “The punch that you don’t see is the one that knocks you out?”
You can’t afford to be distracted by anything when under a spiritual attack. The most important reason is you need to be all ears to the directives of the Holy Spirit. One thing is to avoid paying too much attention to one specific thing, and another is purposely not wanting to take your eyes away from the one who’s trying to take you out. The moment the enemy declares war against you, the Holy Spirit will engage him right away. You are not alone when fighting a spiritual battle. Jesus said,
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever” -John 14:16
“…Because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” -Hebrews 13:5
I know it feels like you are all alone when you are at the center of a spiritual attack. But the truth is you are not. Would you leave your child alone in a cave of wolves? I don’t think so. Here is a very important tip you need to know when under siege.
The Lord is going to send you help. It may come in different forms. Hence, you need to keep your spiritual eyes and ears wide open to receive it when He sends it.
Let me give you an example. The story of Elisha and his servant recorded in 2 Kings, chapter 6. It goes like this.
Israel and the Aramean army are at war. The Prophet Elisha is receiving detailed information about the military moves of the king of Arameans, and he is relating it to the king of Israel. Obviously, the Aramean king is enraged and wants to know the location of Elisha. Word comes back to the king that the Prophet is in the city of Dotham. He then proceeds to send a strong force of men to capture him.
When the servant of the Prophet gets up the next morning, he goes outside and sees the city surrounded by a numerous army of chariots and soldiers.
“Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked.
“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”-2Kings 6:15-16
Remember what I said in the previous paragraphs; never be afraid of the enemy. Now, you need to keep your focus on the battle. Avoid unnecessary distractions. Help will always come, keep looking for it. This is how you will encourage yourself during the spiritual attack.
Notice the servant is so afraid he’s is not realizing God had already engaged the enemy and had it surrounded. So Elisha has to pray for him.
“And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” -2Kings 6:17
Fear will always paralyze your faith. It is a distraction.
I hope you find refuge in this story. The enemy will try to get your focus away from the situation so he can take the upper hand. Do not allow this to happen to you during your spiritual attack. Always be conscious of the reality that you are not alone. Help is already on the way. Remain alert and discern where your help is coming from.
Be of good cheer, the Holy Spirit in the inside of you engages the enemy as soon as he launches his attack against you.