Monday, October 28, 2013

We fight for Him---He fights for us

Exodus 14:14 (NKJV) "The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace."

This verse tells us to hold our peace and let the Lord fight for us. But the Bible says in Luke 10:19, "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you." So how do we know whether to fight or hold our peace?

I spent many years trying to defend myself against the enemy, putting up a good fight but never seeing victory. I would declare war against the enemy and command him to give back what he was trying to take. I finally realized this was not working the way it should. The enemy had me right where he wanted, defending myself instead of carrying out the will of God for my life.

If the enemy can keep us from doing the will of God---it is worth all the fight he has to give.

When Jesus told the disciples they had power to trample the enemy, He had sent them out to gather new followers and heal the sick (see Luke 10:1-9). They were fulfilling His purpose.

You may not be called to ministry or preach the Word. It could be you are called to pray for people, heal the sick or be a source of encouragement. Never-the-less, God wants to display His beauty through you by overflowing you with His fruit (Gal. 5:22 & Eph. 5:9). Whatever you are called to do, you are an outlet for God to reveal Himself to a world that needs Him. If your focus is on yourself; the world does not get to experience Him.

We have amazing power to trample the enemy. I am learning to put the enemy on the defense and I love it. Like most people, I have my share of attacks. God said in Isaiah 54:15, "Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake." The enemy will always fall for my sake if I let God fight my battles.

I have learned to release God into my battles by releasing myself into His service, fulfilling His purpose for me. This is what hits the devil where it hurts.

It is time to start trampling on our enemy!

Be blessed.

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