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Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually–regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age.” MATTHEW 28:19‭-‬20 AMP


Onslaught: 7 Ways You Can Be Spiritually Attacked

Just when you think you can’t fight any longer…remember, the Lord has already won!

Onslaught: 7 Ways You Can Be Spiritually Attacked

In spiritual warfare circles, we love Deuteronomy 28:7: “The Lord will cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you; they will come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.” It is not just an attack, but an onslaught.

I can just hear some of you saying “amen” right now. But what if the devil isn’t coming at you just one way? What if he’s coming at you seven ways from Sunday in an onslaught that’s touching just about every area of your life and working overtime on your mind? Or what if the good fight of faith doesn’t seem so good at the moment?

What if you’ve done all you can do and you’ve been standing and withstanding, but feel like you can’t stand much longer? And what if you’ve resisted the devil and submitted yourself to God, but the enemy is just not fleeing? What if you have repented for any open doors, confessed the Word of God, decreed, declared, pushed back the darkness, exercised the binding and loosing keys of the Kingdom, commanded the enemy to cease and desist operations, praised your way through and you are still not breaking through?

Recognizing the Onslaught

Before you can conquer an onslaught, you have to discern it. It sounds simple, but it’s not always intuitive. Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary defines “onslaught” as an attack; an onset; a furious or murderous assault; a bloody fray or battle. Merriam-Webster goes further and calls out “a violent attack; an especially fierce attack. It’s a blitz, a charge, a raid, rush, and strike.

So again, what do you do when the onslaught is manifesting and you’ve done everything you know to do and none of it makes a lick of difference? What do you do when your shield of faith is getting too heavy to lift up, you’ve kicked off your shoes of peace and your sword of the Spirit seems too dull to cut through the witchcraft? What do you do when one isn’t putting a thousand to flight and two isn’t putting 10,000 to flight?

Once you’ve recognized the onslaught for what it is, you first have to refuse to tap into the spirit of fear that comes with an attack. Second, you have to stop looking at the onslaught, stop thinking about the onslaught, stop talking about the onslaught and look at the Lord instead. Proverbs 3:25-26 (NASB) displays this truth: “Do not be afraid of sudden fear nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.”

Paul’s Strategic Advice

Paul the apostle was no stranger to the enemy’s onslaught. Five times he was flogged with 39 lashes. Three times he was beaten with rods. He was stoned once and shipwrecked thrice. During his journey, he was often in danger from deep waters and robbers; he was often in danger in the city and in the wilderness, and he couldn’t even count on his own countrymen to stand with him. Paul the apostle was often sleepless, often hungry and thirsty, often cold and naked—and he still carried the burden of the church on top of it all!

Despite all of this, Paul’s advice was clear: “Do not be frightened by your adversaries. This is a sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and this from God.” (Phil. 1:28, MEV) See, Paul knew that faith in God was the only way through. He knew that trust in God’s delivering power was the only way out. He knew that fear and faith cannot coexist in the same heart. And Paul knew that God would ultimately deliver him if he just believed what God said. When Paul was on a ship that was sinking, he told his captors:

“But now I advise you to take courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. For there stood by me this night the angel of God to whom I belong and whom I serve, saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand before Caesar. And, look! God has given you all those who sail with you.’ Therefore, men, take courage, for I believe God that it will be exactly as it was told to me.” (Acts 27:22-25)

Refuse to Do These 3 Things

Fear came knocking at their door during the onslaught, but they refused to waiver. They refused to believe what they saw with their natural eyes, what they felt with their fickle emotions or what they heard in their imaginations. They chose to trust in God and keep pressing toward His will.

Essentially, an onslaught is the enemy coming in like a flood. So what do you do when the enemy’s onslaught is coming in seven ways? Attacking your mind, your health, your family, your finances, your physical property, your friendships, and more? You hold on to these words from Isaiah 59:19 about our Warrior Lord who is fighting for us: “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west and His glory from the rising of the sun; when the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.”

Yes, we have to repent, resist, declare, decree, command, bind, loose and stand, but ultimately the battle is the Lord’s. We can reject the subtle voices of fear that try to rob our faith. And trust Him to see us through to victory. He always leads us into victory in Christ (see 2 Cor. 2:14). Always. So keep standing.


Is hell real? Is hell eternal?

Question: “Is hell real? Is hell eternal?”

It is interesting that a much higher percentage of people believe in the existence of heaven than believe in the existence of hell. According to the Bible, though, hell is just as real as heaven. The Bible clearly and explicitly teaches that hell is a real place to which the wicked/unbelieving are sent after death. We have all sinned against God (Romans 3:23). The just punishment for that sin is death (Romans 6:23). Since all of our sin is ultimately against God (Psalm 51:4), and since God is an infinite and eternal Being, the punishment for sin, death, must also be infinite and eternal. Hell is this infinite and eternal death which we have earned because of our sin.

The punishment of the wicked dead in hell is described throughout Scripture as “eternal fire” (Matthew 25:41), “unquenchable fire” (Matthew 3:12), “shame and everlasting contempt” (Daniel 12:2), a place where “the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:44-49), a place of “torment” and “fire” (Luke 16:23-24), “everlasting destruction” (2 Thessalonians 1:9), a place where “the smoke of torment rises forever and ever” (Revelation 14:10-11), and a “lake of burning sulfur” where the wicked are “tormented day and night forever and ever” (Revelation 20:10).

The punishment of the wicked in hell is as never ending as the bliss of the righteous in heaven. Jesus Himself indicates that punishment in hell is just as everlasting as life in heaven (Matthew 25:46). The wicked are forever subject to the fury and the wrath of God. Those in hell will acknowledge the perfect justice of God (Psalm 76:10). Those who are in hell will know that their punishment is just and that they alone are to blame (Deuteronomy 32:3-5).

Yes, hell is real. Yes, hell is a place of torment and punishment that lasts forever and ever, with no end. Praise God that, through Jesus, we can escape this eternal fate (John 3:161836).