In the atmosphere there is a strong arm spirit that is seeking to get us to submit to the will of man. The will of man is self-seeking not people serving, so if we submit to that spirit in the atmosphere we are going to become angry, unsettled and will treat others the way we are being treated by this spirit of the air.
Ephesians 2:2 says, “…You formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.” This spirit is a familiar spirit because it is a spirit we used to walk under before we chose obedience to the Word of God and Christ our Savior.
The god of this world is seeking to influence us to submit to the will of his men/women on earth and to walk according to their will, their way. Do not submit to that spirit. It will destroy you for the author of that spirit is Satan himself.
While in prayer this morning about this atmosphere that is seeking to get us to submit to it, the Lord spoke to me and said, “Take your authority in prayer over the spirit of the air.” When I did this, by singing praise songs, making decrees of the Word and submitting myself once again to the Spirit of God alone, peace returned. It was a course correction for the Lord showed me I had surrendered my authority to the spirit of the air and He wanted me to come back in alignment by being submitted only to the Spirit of the Living God.
Submission to the spirit in the air will cause you to experience turbulence rather than peace; chaos instead of gentle correction; fear instead of faith; disappointment and discouragement instead of hope and joy; it will feel like you are on a boat on the high seas being tossed to and fro and you are not sure why. It’s because this strong arm spirit has demanded we submit to it and the Lord says, even if others submit to it, you are not to. We submit only to the Holy Spirit and the only God who rules the air, Jesus Christ our Lord.
This is not about rebellion, it is about what spirit you are submitting to. It is a sense on the inside that says, something is off inside of me, I am not being who I know I am in Christ. Little clues that strong arm spirit is seeking to put you under its control. Remember what James 4:7 says, “SUBMIT YOURSELVES TO GOD, resist the devil and he will flee from you. Just a gentle course correction for me from the Lord and thought it would help some of you. I am submitted to God alone again and the peace is back.