Dear reader, if you feel like giving up because of demonic attacks or spiritual opposition, then listen to this first. The devil was so afraid of the planned sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross that he mobilized the most powerful attack ever against Jesus. The attacking spiritual force was so great that you can give it any high number you want. It could even have been greater than the six million indicated in this article.
Jesus was under so much demonic attack and oppression that he felt like resigning from his divine mission.
Satan chose his best army.
The devil chose his best army of principalities, rulers, and authorities of darkness to attack Jesus by discouraging him from dying on the cross.
They told Jesus like this:
Your death won’t change anything.
It is better you give up, than suffer for without gaining anything.
Jesus felt the intensity of this spiritual onslaught.
As he prepared to pray, Jesus Christ felt the intensity of this spiritual onslaught by feeling deeply distressed and troubled as indicated in this Bible verse:
He took Peter, James and John along with him,
and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled.
During this attack, Jesus Christ thought about the torture, the humiliation, and the physical pain that he was about to face. He felt convinced that he should give up the mission of sacrificing his life on the cross.
Listen to what Jesus Christ said:
Going a little farther, he fell to the ground
and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him.
“Abba,[a] Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you.
Take this cup from me.
Yet not what I will, but what you will.
Jesus Christ used the weapon of prayer.
There was still a weapon in the hands of Jesus to fight back against Satan’s army. It was the prayer weapon, and he used it to defeat this large attacking demonic force. As a result of this weapon, Jesus’ soul was strengthened and his faith in paying the price for our sins was elevated.
The six million satanic force that attacked Jesus Christ.
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