It was not until I was in my early thirties that I began to realize pushing back spiritual darkness was possible. God wants to open your eyes today to the depth of the spiritual battle taking place on this earth.
John 10:10 The thief’s (satan) purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My (Jesus) purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.  What a contrast between satan and Jesus. Satan brings death while Jesus brings life. Jesus is a God of restoration while satan is a destroyer. Satan blinds the eyes of unbelievers, while Jesus opens people eyes so they can believe in Him.
The Church Began to Pray for Peter’s Release from Prison.
Acts 12:5 But while Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him.  The church was aware of how the Lord used Peter on the day of Pentecost where he preached about the Good News of Jesus and 3000 people were saved. Three thousand people went from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of Light. (Acts 2:41) The Lord answered their prayer and sent an angel to free Peter when he was in prison. His work in the Kingdom would continue.
Jesus tells us in Luke 4:18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free.” When those people came to faith the spirit of darkness was pushed back and they were set free. Peter, as a follower of Jesus, continued this task.
The Lord Calls Every Believer to Push Back Spiritual Darkness
The Apostle Paul tells us in that pushing back spiritual darkness means putting on the full armor of God. Don’t wait; ask God to help you put on the armor He has for you!
Ephesians 6:10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places… 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 
God is calling His army, His body, His followers, to fight against the evil one! Will you put on the full Armor of God and push back spiritual darkness?
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