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How to Identify and Overcome the Attack of the Enemy in Your Home

Anger. Frustration. Words of attack flying across the room. Voices raised. These are the same duo that stood before many witnesses and confessed their love. The same two that spoke of a forever love; that took a sacred vow to be there for each other.

Where has all the peace gone?

Are you experiencing marital trouble?

Have you stayed up countless hours surfing the net and looking for ways to be back to your once happy life?

This is for you.

Spiritual Warfare is Real in Your Marriage.

The enemy never likes peace. He tirelessly works to rob God’s people of their joy.  He is a thief of marital blessings including joy and peace.

Marriage is sacred and it remains a divine mystery that a man and a woman come together as one spiritually, physically, emotionally etc. It takes a peaceful home to reap of these blessings.

When that bond is threatened, trouble comes!

I didn’t fully understand the spiritual discipline I learned during my stay in my guardian’s home until I got Married. Her home was always filled with joy – even the children glowed. Despite being a working mama she still found time and strength to rise in the midnight hours. Sometimes, her husband would join in too.

You see, a wise wife builds, nurtures and guards her home and it starts on her knees ensuring the midnight oil that burns continually. Proverbs 31:18

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How To Identify The Attacks of the Enemy in your Home

The enemy is cunning launching spiritual assault in many ways. We know his mission to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). We are not ignorant about the tricks the devil uses to drain homes.

Here are signs your home is under Attack from the enemy

1. When things don’t go as they used too.

  • Struggles, afflictions, losses are pointers to the destructive work of the enemy.
    • What is the challenging persistent situation in your home?
      • Infertility
      • Financial hardships
      • Job loss
      • Sickness
      • A sudden change in living conditions

2. When there is a sudden loss of peace.

  • Sometimes, you may not be able to lay a finger on it but there is unusual tension, hardships, emotional distance, financial strains, in-laws in the home.

3. When there are hidden and Un-confessed sins.

  • Obviously, the enemy seeks loopholes to gain a foothold in the home. Secret sins, whether unforgiveness, deceit, addictions etc., seriously threaten the marriage.
    • Do you hold grudges?
    • Are there sins you feel helpless about?

 4. Spiritual Slumber

  • When there is a lukewarm attitude toward spiritual matters. As a believer, it is important to pay attention to your spiritual life. Like a garden, if left unattended to, weeds and wild pests take over.

5. When there is no joy in your home.

7 Strategies to Overcome the Attack of the Enemy In Your Home

Strategy #1 – Pray for and with your spouse.

Prayer is a powerful weapon in the hands of every believerContend for the joy of the Lord in your home. You can sit quietly and expect God to restore that which the Enemy has stolen. You have suffered enough, now it is time to pray. Cancel all the devices of the enemy and contend in the place of prayer. Ecclesiastes 4:9. Deuteronomy 32:30

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Don’t neglect covering your children in prayers too.

Strategy #2 – Use the Word as an arsenal in your warfare

Pray the scriptures over your marriage. Hebrews 4:12. Also, be committed to your word-filled and prayerfully equipped kids. Download our free children’s Bible Study Resources here.

Strategy # 3 – Put on the whole armor.

No good soldier leaves his tool for battle. Go to battle fully suited and prepared. Ephesians 6:11-17

Strategy # 4 – Don’t be ignorant of the devices of the enemy.

When you know the enemy’s access and tricks, it will be easy to Identify the seeds of the enemy and root them out immediately. Anger, bitterness, lies, envy, unforgiveness, are some sneaky ways the home is attacked. 2 Corinthians 2:11

Strategy # 5 – Live a life that honors God.

Forsaking The Old Man and its baggage. Genuine repentance brings peace. Let go of the secret sins in your life. Make peace with the Lord. Our utmost desire should be to please God through whatever we do. Serving our home wholeheartedly honors God. Ephesians 3:8-10

Strategy # 6 – Declare the peace of God over your spouse, your kids, and your home.

No matter the challenges in your home when there is peace there is a joy. Let your mouth speak peace over your home. Begin today. Psalm 85:8

Strategy # 7 – Be intentional about creating a joyful home.

Recall, that your spouse and you are on this same team and you have a common enemy. Be careful how in your conversation let your speech be filled with grace and encouragement. Colossians4:6

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Ifeoma Samuel

Ifeoma Samuel, happily married to her sweetheart Obiora Samuel, is an author, a blogger and an occasional Speaker. She enjoys using her writings to share everyday life stories about God’s immense love. Her book “My 30 Days Journey To a Fulfilled Life” and her latest book “Overcome Failure; Get Back on Your Feet” both available on Amazon. You can find her writing regularly over at her blog at Purposeful And Meaningful. or visit on Facebook, Pinterest or YouTube. Ifeoma is a woman who pursues God with all of her heart and speaks His message with Boldness and Grace. I love her heart as she shares "In all I am learning to trust God more deeply as I walk this pilgrim’s journey."

4 thoughts to “How to Identify and Overcome the Attack of the Enemy in Your Home”

  1. Spiritual warfare is so real. Every day the battle never ends. But God also never lets us down.
    Thank you for this wonderful words.

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