The weapons we use for the fight, you see, are not merely human; they carry a power from God that can tear down fortresses! We tear down clever arguments, and every proud notion that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. We take every thought prisoner and make it obey the Messiah. We are holding ourselves in readiness to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete. 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 NTE
The Battle Is the Lord’s
Monday Motivation: Greetings! my dear friends; I trust you are in good spirits and still going strong in the power of His might, knowing that He who began a good work in you will continue till the day of our Lord Jesus. Until the Lord comes back to rapture all of His children, God will continue to fulfill His planned purpose for your lives.
Today I want to talk about; knowing when to fight and when to let God fight all your battles. There are circumstances in life whereby God does not want you to fight with your strength because they belong to Him. There are also situations whereby the Lord expects you to handle them because He has given you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, Luke 10:19.
If you don’t understand this part, you will find yourself fighting wars you are not supposed to fight. At times the enemy will continue to harass you with no end because you fail to give your battles to the Lord. Then there are situations in which God wants you to use the authority He has given to overcome.
The key lies in knowing when to move as God moves and allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you. As we read the scripture mentioned below, the children of God moved as God indicated that it was time to move, and they also remained encamped as long as the cloud remained above the tabernacle.
At the command of the Lord the children of Israel would journey, and at the command of the Lord they would camp; as long as the cloud stayed above the tabernacle they remained encamped. Even when the cloud continued long, many days above the tabernacle, the children of Israel kept the charge of the Lord and did not journey. ……. Whether it was two days, a month, or a year that the cloud remained above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would remain encamped and not journey; but when it was taken up, they would journey. At the command of the Lord they remained encamped, and at the command of the Lord they journeyed; they kept the charge of the Lord, at the command of the Lord by the hand of Moses.Numbers 9: 18-23 NKJV.
As we study the word of God, we can observe that as they journeyed to the promised land, they had a safe and secured journey because God was their defender and protector. However, there were times whereby God allowed them to fight wars according to the power and strength He gave to them. And at the right time, they fought the greatest battle of dispossessing and possessing the land. They destroyed their enemies and defeated the kings of the land because God was with them.
Along that journey, they had to put up with people who were causing unnecessary strife against them. In all of that, we can see that Israel’s nation never entertained strife, arguments, and fights that had nothing to do with their destiny. They remained focused as long as God was leading them through the journey.
As we continue our Christian journey, we get this reminder about different types of wars and battles that lie ahead of us. The good thing is that Christ prepared His followers for such times. It is true; that there is nothing that should take the believer by surprise as long as they abide in the word and spend time in the presence of God. However, as children of God, we still miss it and find ourselves fighting in flesh and blood and lose to the enemy.
Today I want to let you know that there are battles that do not belong to you. The wars you fight should be centered around your destiny and not fighting people. Strife, contentions, slandering, and malicious talks are weapons the enemy use hiding behind people to steal the good that is due to you.
You need to know that every time you find yourself drawn to strifes and arguments that leads to unconstructive fights, it is not of God, and it’s not your battle to fight, but it belongs to God. All of these are meant to work against your mind and thought patterns that lead to disobedience. The enemy uses petty arguments to gain a stronghold in your mind and direct you to a path of destruction.
The intention is to open you up to hurt and fear. When you are hurting, feeling disappointed, perhaps even angry, and fearful; that is when the enemy defeats you and steal the goodness of God in your life. Whenever the enemy attacks you with all sorts of strifes, you need to surrender it to Christ. You might look weak and maybe like a fool for not giving in to contentions, but know that the battle belongs to the Lord. He sees the bigger picture, and your reward will be greater.
The question will be, when do we fight as the children of God, and how do we fight our battles? The answer is found in our reference scripture in 2 Corinthians chapter 10, verse 4-6; the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, they are not of fight flesh and blood. Apostle Paul taught about this in Ephesians 6: 10- 20. You must use the word of God to fight all your battles. Speaking in tounges is one of the weapons God has given His children to defeat the enemy’s work. Speaking in tongues is speaking the language of God.
Hebrews chapter 4, verses 12-13, says that the word of God is powerful, living, and active. It is the discerner of thoughts and the intents of the hearts. Speaking in tounges is a force that disarms the works of the enemy. Confessing the scriptures reveals the kind of enemy waging war against you and allows you to use the right scripture to attack.
You must learn to fight aggressively whenever the enemy attacks your health, your marriage, your finances, your children, and everything that concerns your destiny. The word of God keeps you from fighting battles that do not belong to you and give you the authority to trample the work of your enemy.
May I encourage you today to walk away from strifes and contentions and invest your time in the word of God! May you refuse to fight in the flesh. May you use the power of the sword of the spirit to conquer. May you never stop pursuing your destiny.