Thorns of the Flesh

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But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9‭-‬10 ESV 

If the devil can hijack your mind (your soul), your flesh will follow.

When we are born again, the Spirit of God comes to live in our spirit and we belong to Jesus. Even so, we can be oppressed by demonic forces because demons operate through the flesh (human nature). When we walk in a heavy anointing from God, we become more vulnerable to our fleshly human nature. That’s why we sometimes get a thorn in the flesh like Paul—to keep us close to God where we’re less likely to fall prey to our fallen human nature.

Paul’s thorn was to keep him humble despite the great power and revelation he had experienced. He understood spiritual warfare and was determined not to let the enemy stop him from being victorious in fulfilling his mission for the kingdom of God despite the enemy’s attacks.

God desires that you stay the course He has set for you.

Father, in the name of Jesus, I plead the blood of Jesus and declare that no weapon formed against me will prosper. I cancel every demonic strategy against me and the ones I am called to be connected with, to be covered by, or to cover. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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