Defended and Fought For!
"Ye are of God, little children, and have
overcome them: because greater is He that is in you,
than he that is in the world!" ~I John 4:4
Well hey there Everyone! :O)
Hope this new week of life is an exciting one for you!
Defended and fought for - that's exactly what God says that you are! Ever have those times when it feels as though evil is getting the "upper hand" and you've fought till you can't stand? Maybe it's something you feel defeated or helpless in. Maybe it's a burden of any kind and you're worn out. Regardless of what the situation or the attack from satan - God wants you to know that you are defended and fought for!!!!!!! You never have to stand alone! God is an un-defeated champion, Who never loses a fight and He's a mighty warrior in battle, Who puts the enemy to flight! Evil is always hard at work to gain "ground" in your life. Satan loves to set up "camp" and strongholds on your life ground through guards that you let down. He works through sneaky attacks such as lies, doubts, and fears. The enemy uses strong attacks too, in persecution and torment of all sorts. Satan fights hard to bind, but Christ fights all the more powerfully to free! I was thinking lately of how easy it is to be afraid of evil and get wrapped up on trying to fight and defend ourselves on our own, while forgetting Who has ALL POWER over evil! God has all power - there's no evil that He can't conquer in our lives! How easy it is though, to get in the wrong mindset of thinking that we'll have to just fend for ourselves against evil attack till Christ comes again. Christ IS coming again and will put evil away forever - but He's at work now miraculously defending and fighting for us and has equipped us now with all we need to be a champion alongside Him in the ring! He's given us all we need to be a valiant warrior alongside Him in the battle! He's given us His Spirit! His Spirit IS VICTORY and He lives in us! No lies, doubts or fear strongholds can survive if we surrender our all to Christ - if we give Him rights to all our "ground" and live defending it with Him!
"(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal,
but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;)
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth
itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thougth to the obedience of Christ!"
~2 Corinthians 10:4-5~
One of my favorite examples in history of just how miraculously God is always at work protecting us, is the story of Elisha and his servant! Elisha was a man of God about God's work and because of that, he wasn't on the king of Syria's favorites list. Syria's king had tons of horses and chariots and soldiers go, in the night, to the place where Elisha was and they surrounded the city to capture him. Elisha and his servant see this and the servant was worried, needless to say! He askes Elisha what they should do!!!! (I'd imagine he was quite worried as they were totally surrounded by the enemy!) This was Elisha's reply!!! (I just love this!!!!!)
"And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us
are more than they that be with them.
And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray Thee, open his eyes,
that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes
of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the
mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about
Elisha!" ~2 Kings 6:16-17
(God had his own army of horses and chariots ready and at hand to defend His servant Elisha!)
Isn't that sooo awesome?!!!! You're never alone! Even when it seems like you're surrounded on every side and help and hope seem nowhere in sight - God is there! He's there with His mighty outstretched arm and with His countless armies of angels ready to fight at His command - for YOU!!!!!!!!!! Sometimes we may see it and sometimes we may not, but regardless, the truth remains - you are defended and fought for!!!!!!
"For the Lord your God is He that goeth with you, to
fight for you against your enemies, to save you!"
"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye
steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the
Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not vain in the Lord!"
~I Corinthians 15:57-58~
"Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power,
and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty:
for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is Thine:
Thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and Thou art exalted
as head above all!"
~I Chronicles 29:11~
May you trust your Defender and Warrior this week! May you live in truth and let no guards down for infiltration of the enemy! May you know you're not alone in the fight of righteousness and experience supernatural strength through the victory of the Holy Spirit!!! :O)
I'm rooting for you and your walk with God this week! Live victorious friends!!!