Breaking Through Demonic Resistance

Do you ever feel like you’re taking two steps forward, only to be pushed three steps back? Like there’s an invisible force resisting your progress in life? Many of you are experiencing that mental warfare right now, where nothing is physically holding you back, but an unseen resistance keeps you from moving forward.

I’ve been there. Even the Apostle Paul admitted to being “hindered by Satan” (1 Thessalonians 2:18) at times. If someone of Paul’s spiritual authority faced demonic resistance, we shouldn’t be surprised when we encounter it too. The reality is, when you’re doing something big for the Kingdom of God, you’ve got a target on your back.

The Source of Resistance

Sometimes the resistance we face is simply our own flesh or lack of understanding. But often, there’s a demonic element at play, seeking to discourage, tempt, and fill us with doubt and fear. The enemy wants to get inside our heads and convince us to destroy ourselves.

When I stepped out in faith to plant V1 Church in New York City, I experienced incredible resistance. We had barely enough to scrape by from week to week. On the eve of our move, I lacked the funds to secure our first apartment. It wasn’t until a prophetic friend handed me a check for the exact amount needed, with a note saying, “He split the seas so you can walk right through,” that provision came.

The Importance of Covenantal Relationships

One of the key solutions to overcoming demonic resistance is covenantal relationships, not just transactional ones. You can’t do it alone. Just as Jesus sent out the disciples two-by-two, we need each other.

My friend and fellow minister Evan Wilson and I have been through the trenches together. We’ve fought for each other, served each other selflessly, and given each other strength when the other was weak. True covenant says, “I will not leave, no matter what.”

The Power of Knowledge

When Jesus was tempted by Satan, He didn’t sing worship songs – He quoted Scripture, rightly divided. There’s power in knowing and speaking the truth of God’s Word. The enemy comes with lies and false narratives, but we can combat those lies with the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God.

Evan and I have had to endure slander, gossip, and division. But we’ve gone back to the truth of what God said about our vision and calling. We’ve reminded each other of God’s promises when the lies tried to shake our faith.

The Importance of Identity

At the core, our ability to resist demonic resistance comes down to our identity in Christ. Paul didn’t see his title as “Apostle” but as “a servant of Christ Jesus” (Romans 1:1). My titles are “son” and “servant” – I represent the One whose righteousness covers me.

When we’re rooted in that servant identity, clothed in Christ’s righteousness, we realize the resistance isn’t against us personally but against the One we represent. The enemy hates the image of Jesus he sees in us. But we can stand firm, knowing our identity is in Him.

A Prophetic Prayer

Heavenly Father, I thank you for touching those who need this word supernaturally. May your grace and anointing cause them to break through every yoke of bondage. We cancel every demonic assignment against them in Jesus’ name.

Father, you are sovereign over their lives – the enemy is not. Release a breakthrough for them, a supernatural persistence to outlast the enemy’s resistance. Shift their identity to see themselves as ministers of the gospel, called to stand firm for the truth in this digital age.

Unite and connect them with a Spirit-led community to cheer them on and help them complete the journey you’ve called them to. Like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, may they declare, “We will not bow to the things of this world, but we will stand firm for the gospel.”

Thank you for giving us knowledge to combat the enemy’s lies and people to lock arms with in covenant relationship. We praise you for the victory in Jesus’ name! Amen.

The Invitation

If you’re experiencing demonic resistance in your life and calling, you’re not alone. Join a community of believers who can support, encourage, and fight alongside you. My friend Evan has an incredible Creator Academy designed to equip and empower Spirit-led content creators for the digital mission field.

I also have V1 College and The Breakers, communities where we’re doing this together – sharing insights, giving feedback, and strengthening one another for the assignment God has given us. Don’t try to go it alone. As iron sharpens iron, let’s lock arms and press forward into all God has called us to.

The same Holy Spirit in us is in you. If this word has resonated with you, let me know in the comments. And if you’re new here, hit subscribe – because it’s not about making anyone famous, but about being part of a family spurred on to our God-given destinies.

We’re made for more than a life of resistance and hindrance. It’s time to break through into the abundant life Jesus paid for us to walk in. Let’s do this together!


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