Daily Devotion

November 5, 2013

Another dimension

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
-Ephesians 6:12

Scripture teaches that there are spiritual battles taking place all around us because we live in two worlds at the same time. One is a physical world that we can see, smell, hear, touch, and taste. The other is a spiritual world. We cannot see it with the natural eye or experience it with the rest of our natural senses, but it is very real.

Atmosphere plays a big role in connecting these two worlds. The devil knows the power of atmosphere. You can grow bananas in Jamaica but not Alaska. Why? The difference is the atmosphere. Atmosphere creates a climate and climate creates a culture. If the enemy can get you in his culture — at a wild party, for example — he knows he can get you to sin.

The same is true for the Holy Spirit. The atmosphere of holiness, purity, praise, worship, prayer, love, and unity attract the Holy Spirit — just as an atmosphere of lust, drunkenness, anger, and hatred attracts demonic spirits.

You impact your spirit by the atmosphere you choose.

What kind of atmosphere does your life have? Are you attracting the Holy Spirit, or is the atmosphere just right for a demonic invasion?

Heavenly Father,
I want to create an atmosphere in my life where Your Spirit is welcome. Please fill my life with the Fruits of the Spirit so that I am a dwelling place for Your presence. Amen.