As I was reading a good friends status this morning on face book, it really spark something in me. I want to share with you what the Lord showed me through this , but will also show you her status.
Wow those words speak volumes.
To often as christians we see battles going on around us and sometimes even in our own lives and our human reaction is to fight, and although it says in several places in the word that we must fight the good fight and also we are to fear not, we are also called to be wise and to be watchful. We are also warned that the devil, our adversary is seeking whom he may devour.
There are some out there whom it is easy for satan to trap and devour but, then there are some christians that are firmer in their stand and satan will use a system of small attacks to wear them down to the point where they are not strong enough to stand when he comes in with the big one.
We are given example after example in the word of how and when to stand and when to fight, and my favorite example is Jesus.
When He was going through the 40 days in the wilderness, the devil was on His case badly trying to break Him. And i am sure that after a few days that old devil was starting to get on Jesus' last nerve but, as easy as it was to just loose it and call down His heavenly authority, he walked it out. When He was ridiculed and accused and beaten and falsely arrested , He could have spoken up for Himself , He could have called down all of Heaven to defend Him. But He stood silent, not bowing to the World or the enemy but, also not fighting . When He was hung on the cross and crucified more innocent then the world has ever known, He stood.
Because in His death He brought each and everyone of us redemption, in His death He conquered an even greter war, against death, And in His resurection, He took the victory over Death , Hell and the grave!
No we are not called to be sissys or doormats but we are called to use wisdom so in the time when we need it most we will be able to stand and , fight, being overcomers in Christ. And when we have done all that we can do stand and watch the redemption of the Lord take the victory for us.
In closing , these are how I see it. This earthly world has many eveils, many demons doing the work of satan but, we don't need to go chasing after battles. Be gaurenteed, if you are living and walking and working the life of Christ, they will come after you. I pray you are not to war weary to stand at that crucial moment but, if you are take heart ... the Lord strong and mighty will fight for you and He never looses. God be with you my spiritual brothers and sisters until we meet again.