Verse for Today: Sunday, December 22, 2013
Exodus 14:14 – The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
It is unthinkable in our times to get victory without fighting. We find almost all living beings fight to survive in our competitive world. The worldâ€™s dictum is that smarter fighters and strategists find victory. We are confronted by evil forces on the outside to defeat us. Often our enemies within us are more formidable than those that are outside. But when we commit ourselves and our enemies to God He will take care of our battles. God reassures all His children that they need not fight their battles, but just be still and wear His full armor to keep going by faith. When God fights our battles, we can be confident of victory. Today He is the unseen captain of the army which fights for His children here on earth. Whenever God delivers His children out of bondage and hindrances, the enemy gets more and more agitated. So he increases the intensity of his attacks on us and uses newer tactics. He will show us red seas to take away our confidence. Simultaneously he will try to close in from behind with his powerful army of demons to make us doubt and confuse us. We are often closed in from all sides and pushed into helplessness and hopelessness. The enemy tries to germinate murmur, complaint, cries of exasperation and unbelief as we face our cloudy external situations. But when we grope for direction, our Lord comes to holds our hands and take us forward trough the hindrances that the enemy brings on our way to destroy our faith. When He fights our battles with our enemies, all we need is confidence and faith to be still and leave our battles and its consequences to Him.
Dear friend, are you being terrorized by the enemy through difficult circumstances? Are you battling against the formidable enemies of doubts, confusion, uncertainties, faithlessness, failures, threats and anxiety in life? Are your situations cloudy and hopeless? Remember, your enemy is trying to engage you in psychological warfare. He is trying to make you feel powerless and weak to fight against him and his tactics. But God has established the powerhouse of His Spirit to give you faith, confidence and courage and be silent and still in the midst of turbulence and turmoil in your situations. Your Lord has gone before you to fight for you. His armor is sufficient to handle any weapon of flesh used by the enemy. Godâ€™s Spirit will help you to handle your doubts, confusions and unbelief and dismantle it all to help you stay confident and enjoy victory. He is now asking you to be still and know that He is in control of your circumstances. He will remove all barriers and hindrances for you to go forward. He has promised to take you to the other side the red sea into the Promised Land. All His promises will be accomplished at the right time. Even though the enemy is coming after you to put hindrances on your way, you may consider it as a time of testing of your faith. His cloud of light is going before you day and night to show you the way. Whether you are in the desert or walking between the water walls of the red sea, the Lord’s light is going forward to guide you further in your sojourn. You need to be still and silent, rather than wallow in fear. Go on with faith and trust in your Lord and in His mighty power. He will grant you confidence and strength in the wake of your battles and lead you to victory by faith.
2 Chronicles 20:15 â€“ Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army, for the battle is not yours, but Godâ€™s.
Thought for Today
Faith in Godâ€™s mighty power makes us stay still in the wake of fierce battles in life.
Prayer for Today
Dear Lord Jesus: Help me to have unflinching faith in Your power to give me victory over the tactics of the enemy. Amen!
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