the fight within our own selves, the unending battle with ignorance,
distractions and lethargy that want to rob us of all the things that are potentially
ours by right, the only other enemy we engage every day is the devil. He is
relentless and very strategic.
We need to erase
from our mentality the perception that any human is the enemy, the enemy is a
spirit and he can’t be killed, but he can be put to flight as the word says “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee
from you”. -James 4:7
this enemy may have human agents but attacking the human agents is as good as
charging into a conflagration armed with the best extinguisher but aiming at
the top of the flame, it’s ineffective.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,
against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
agent is a smoke screen only to divert your attention, even if you win the
battle against the agent, the enemy simply finds another agent. This is a bit
like the ‘immortals’ described by Herodotus in which every killed, sick or
seriously injured member is immediately replaced with a new one to maintain the
original 10,000 member squad. Here sometimes is why it looks like you’re fighting
the same battle over and again, even when it looks like you are winning, this
could be wearisome.
This is by
no means an excuse for timidity; we must stand our ground physically at all
times. However, what gives stability to our physical stand is our position in
the Spirit. It makes us invincible.
Once you win the battle in the spirit, the
physical animosity capitulates like a pack of cards, this is as sure as the day
I see the Lord set a table before you in the midst
of your enemies, He’ll say to you, “come on in and dine child, the enemies you
see have been decaffeinated”