You can win that fight! But it's important to remember who your fight is with. After loving all of our neighbors, who's left to fight?
It's important to remember who your fight is with. Jesus called us to love one another - we’re supposed to love our neighbors; all of them - even the ones who are not so pleasant. Jesus taught that we should bless those that curse us and pray for those who mistreat us. Hint: prayer is a major ingredient for accessing God’s power. So who is left to fight? Who is our fight really with?
Trials in Life
Have you ever noticed that sometimes bad things hit all at once, seemingly from every angle? Sometimes when you’re drawing near to God, spending more time in prayer, or otherwise working to accomplish something positive, that’s when the trials can really ramp up. And it’s not always a personal battle, it can happen on a broader scale. Lately, the national news has been riddled with waves of disturbing events.
The Bible teaches that evil is organized, and it's rooted in the spiritual realm. Some stories in the Bible give us a glimpse of the otherworldly nature of our opposition. The Apostle Paul, that famous evangelist from the very early period of church history, put it this way: “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.” (Ephesians 6:12).
Fighting, and Winning, the Battle
So how do we fight against that? Paul advised using the “whole armor of God.” (Ephesians 6:11). Our battle armor is made up of many components:
the gospel of peace
the shield of faith (a very important piece of armor)
the helmet of salvation
the sword of the Spirt which is the word of God
The word of God not only forms the sword, it is also a powerful faith builder that will help you develop that impenetrable shield!
Put on the whole armor of God and tap into the awesome power of prayer!
Don’t despair. You can win that fight! The Bible teaches that our weapons are “mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds... and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.” (2 Corinthians 10:4 & 5). So, put on the whole armor of God and tap into the awesome power of prayer!