Monday, May 26, 2008

Am I standing or fighting?

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Have you ever felt like you were unjustly being attacked? Do you know what it is like to feel those that should be for you are suddenly against you? I’m here to tell you that it is not them. They are simply being used. We are not battling people. Therefore we cannot resort to carnal weapons. They just won’t do. The enemy seeks to destroy those he can. He will use whomever and whatever he can to get to you. The good news is that you have everything in Jesus that you need to fight him off. Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil and left us the tools and the power to continue that work that he started.

We must be strong in the Lord and not our own strength. Remember, this battle is not ours. It belongs to the Lord. Paul told us to put on the whole amour of God because he will protect us. No where does it tell us in the scripture to fight or go to war but to STAND. We are told to be strong, gear up and stand. If you stand for Jesus you won’t fall under the hand of the rulers of darkness. This is a spiritual war. The enemy seeks to see you sink. So before you reach for your weapons – remember who the enemy is. The enemy is not that relative, that co-worker, neighbor or friend. The enemy is Satan himself. So be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the full armour and stand. Hold your peace and allow God to fight your battles.

As you realize that you are under attack before you react - ask yourself am I standing or am I fighting?



GOD'S LADIE said...

Another awesome message! Brings to mind the scripture.."be still and know that I am GOD". I am learning that to STAND is all I need to do and nothing else.

Bless you woman of GOD!

Shanita said...

Amen. Thank you for your support. That is one of my favorite scriptures. It is so hard to stand when the enemy is comming in like a flood but thank God for His Sprit because the Word says that the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard. All we need to do is stand still and see the salvation of the Lord and KNOW that HE is God and He's got everything under control.

God bless you,