We are in a voice war. It is truly an invisible war, of which cannot be seen with the eyes, but is heard with the ears. This is the war that began in Genesis 1 when the serpent said, “Did God really say?” Voice war. The devil and his demons are not ghosts floating around the earth, they are voices speaking in our minds. This is why the war is invisible, because people are in a voice war and it remains invisible until something is said or done that reveals the invisible voice war they are fighting.
The only weapon the enemy, our adversary has is his voice. He speaks to people to make them think things about other people in order to divide us; he speaks to us individually to weaken our confidence in what God has said; he speaks into circumstances things that are not true so we misinterpret what really happened. The devil is a master at this voice war, for he has been speaking to people since the Garden of Eden and convincing them he knows the truth, when the truth is, he is the father of lies.
We find the voice war, the invisible war alive and active in nations, cities, regions, churches, companies, families, individuals, it is no respecter of persons. The only way to win the voice war is to know the voice of God, who is Truth, and value, prioritize, believe that voice no matter what the voice of the enemy says. This is not easy, but it is doable. Psalm 31 says it this way, “Oh, how great is Your goodness, Which You have laid up for those who fear You, Which You have prepared for those who trust in You In the presence of the sons of men! You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence From the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion From the strife of tongues.” When we trust in the Lord and His word, we are hidden from the strife of tongues, the voices of the enemy coming through people.
We must win the voice war individually for the voice that wins in us comes out of us and causes problems for those around us. Proverbs 18:21 says, “Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” The fruit of life coming out of our mouth is evidence of our victory over the voice war, the invisible war inside of everyone of us. Win the war.