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Fight or Light?

“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”

– 2 Corinthians 10:3,4

Yesterday, we talked about the fact that our lives on earth are a fight and that there’s a battle raging for our minds and hearts. It’s important to recognize this truth, because if we don’t, we may end up serving something or someone besides the Lord. Knowing this, the next logical question is what can we do about it? While there are two ways to engage in spiritual warfare, one leads to frustration while the other results in freedom. The natural inclination when we’re attacked in any manner is to fight in our flesh. This usually happens when we fail to realize that we’re not warring against people themselves, but against the devil who uses them, and it often looks like revenge, rebuttal, anger, or attack. On the other hand, battling in the Spirit, which is the most excellent way, happens as we submit to the law of love and let the light of Christ become our defense and vindicator. When we refuse to fight fire with fire but respond to insult, persecution, and attack with the goodness of God, we heap burning coals on the heads of our accusers. As we pray for those who harm us and ask the Lord to bless them, the forces of Heaven descend to help, and the radiance of Jesus beams from within us to draw them to repentance.

My friend, rather than insisting on a fight, rely on God’s conquering light. When the forces of evil attack you at your weakest point, refuse to react in anger, and instead, resolve to pray. Call on the God of the Universe and His armies of angels, and invite them to step in and do more than you could ever accomplish in human strength. He is the Almighty, and when you feel defenseless, He is fighting your battle and leading you to a place of ultimate victory!

Prayer


Jesus, teach me to fight my battles in the Spirit and not according to the desires of my flesh.

Reflection


Who or what are you battling today? How can you wage war in the Spirit instead of relying on the power of your flesh?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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