The devil is the accuser of the brethren and he wants you to stay self-centered and self-focused on doing this and not doing that. The day you got born again it tells us over in Ephesians, that God created you in pure righteousness and true holiness. He created you that way, just like He created Adam that way. He recreated you and filled you with His Spirit, made you a total new creation and said get up take the dominion back that Adam lost. Now Satan is coming around all the time and saying anybody home and we listen to that stuff. God tells us our battle is not against flesh and blood, it’s spiritual warfare.
Philemons verse 6 tells us, your faith becomes effective (powerful) by the acknowledgment of every good thing that is in you in Christ Jesus. That is what prayer is, it’s acknowledging every good thing that is in you in Christ. Then when I get before the Lord and I just say thank you Lord that I am not righteous by what I do or don’t do, I am righteous by the blood of your son He has cleansed me, made me righteous, and made me perfect in your sight by His blood, by His sacrifice, Father I come before you complete in Him. Then all of sudden my faith goes up. Your faith becomes effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing that is in you in Christ Jesus. Learn what is in you and start getting it out of your mouth.
Ephesians 6:13-18 tells us, “Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day having done all to stand. Stand therefore having girded your waist with truth having put on the breastplate of righteousness having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace and above all of these take the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all of the fiery darts of the wicked one take the helmet of salvation which is the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.” Folks the armor of God is to prepare you for battle. Prayer is the battle. But you have to put on the armor of God.
In other words he said to put on the breast plate of righteousness and I did that earlier by confessing I am righteous because of the blood of Jesus Christ, not because of what I am or what I do. I am not righteous because I’m a preacher, I am not righteous because I witness to people, I am not righteous because I am such a good person, and I am not righteous because of anything, I’m righteous because of the blood of Jesus Christ and nothing else. Put that on. The gospel of truth, put that on. Get your feet shod with the gospel of peace, in other words I’m going out with these little feet and wherever I go the peace of God is going with me. Acknowledge all of the stuff that Christ has done in you and you will be ready for battle.
Satan is the accuser of the brethren and he is accusing you between the ears. That is where he attacks, he is not in heaven attacking you. He used to be in heaven, but he was cast out of heaven. When Jesus rose from the dead He entered into heaven and sprinkled His blood in heaven. Do you know why? He had to sprinkle and purify the place where Satan had been, Satan is no longer there. We have access there, it is all by believing the word of God and stop believing in the lies of the enemy.