We are in a battle, a spiritual battle. The enemy fights those who have something he is afraid of. God has an awesome future for you; a future filled with hope. (Jer29:11)He loves you with a great love and wants you to have a glimpse of what He has in store for you and go after it with all the zeal and might in you; wholeheartedly.
He said you will eat the best of the land if you are willing and obedient (Isa1:19 )
‘If you seek me you will find me if you seek me with all your heart.(Jer29:13)
He said ‘eye has not seen ear has not heard neither has it entered the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love Him’.( 1Cor2:9)_‘For as high as the heaven is above the earth so great is His love towards us and as far as the east is from the west so far has He removed our transgression from us.( Ps103:11-12 )_‘We who were dead in trespasses and sins has he raised up together with Christ and seated us with Him in heavenly places far above principalities and powers.
That is why the enemy want you to remain in the darkness and be ignorance of his devices and your inheritance in Christ; to keep you in bondage and keep you from fulfilment.
We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against spiritual wicked ness in heaven places. The weapons of our war fare are not carnal but mighty through god to the pulling down of strongholds casting down every imagination and every high thing that exalts itself; everything, ploy, strategy employed by the enemy to refute God’s revealed will.2Cor10:3-4
We enjoined to put on the whole armour of God so that we can stand I the evil day. There's always an evil day which we need to advert with the word and the spirit of God. Eph 6:10-18
It is true that Jesus has won the victory but Satan will not play dead. We need to enforce that victory in our lives. Jesus disarmed principalities and powers and made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them even through the cross. For this purpose the Son was made manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil.
1John3:8, Col 2:15
The enemy remains unrelenting and will keep coming, wanting to keep us in bondage, in the dark regarding our inheritance in Christ,. We can see a picture of this in the Old Testament, how Pharaoh repeated changed his mind concerning the Israelites’ freedom and pursued them even after he had agreed to let them go. In the same way the enemy will pursue you and I and even when we have left Egypt (our sinful past), on the way to our promised land. He will use various strategies. That is why Paul said we are not ignorant of his devices. 2Cor 2:11, Ex14
Pharaoh’s army pursue them to the red sea, a tight corner and the people were afraid and murmured. That is exactly what Satan wants to do in your life and my life; pursue us to a tight corner. If we take our eyes of Jesus, we will complain like they did. God in His mercy delivered them in spite of the complaints. Moses cried to Him as the people were about to stone him. And the Lord asked Moses: 'What do you have in your hand, use it.' Moses stretched the rod he had over the sea and the sea was parted. They crossed over on dry ground. Their enemies thought they could do the same not knowing they were entering a 'blood trap.' Ex14:12
Moses saw them coming after them and raised his rod over the water and the water returned and engulfed their enemies who were unrelenting in their pursuit.
This will be the portion of the enemies who pursue you as you journey to your Promised Land and as you look to Jesus, the Author and the Finisher of your faith. Keep focused on Him. Salvation belongs to the Lord our God . He is able to save from the 'guttermost to the uttermost.'
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him. The Lord will fight for you and you will hold your peace. Look unto the hills where your help comes from. Your help comes from the Lord who made the heaven and the earth. He will not allow your feet to be moved. He who keeps you does not sleep. He who keeps you neither slumbers nor sleeps. The Lord is your Keeper. He is your shade upon the right hand. He will protect your life. He will be a shield to you in the heat. Ps121 A thousand may fall at your side , ten thousand at your right hand, but the evil will not come near you. Only with your eyes will you see the punishment of the wicked.Ps91 Stand still to see the salvation of your God. The enemies you see today, you will no longer see them Ex14:13-14 The Lord will fight for you. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid nor be you dismayed. For the Lord your Gods is with you wherever you go. Josh.1:9 Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the WHOLE ARMOUR of God that you may stand in the evil day. God is for you and no one can be against you. No, in all these things, you are more than a conqueror. Rom8:37-39
The Lord is your light and your salvation, of whom should you fear? The Lord is the stronghold of your life, of who should you be afraid? Psalm27
When the wicked come up to eat your flesh , they will stumble and fall. Even when a host encamp against you, be confident in the fact that God said, ‘ I will never leave you nor forsake you until the end of the age. Your life is hidden in Christ in God. The Lord is your Sun, Song and Shield, stronghold and your Salvation. The rider and the horse will He cast in to the sea. They will sink like a stone. Ex15
The Lord remains the same. 'Jesus Christ thesame , yesterday , today and forever. I am the Lord I chsange not.'
Never quit stand strong. press on for the mark of the prize of the high calling in Christ. Christ in you, the hope of glory. Christ is your life. Fight the good fight of faith. Look unto Jesus, the Author and the Finisher of your faith. Jesus is bragging about you like God did Job. Do not disappoint Him. Forward ever, backward never. In the place of your shame, God will give you double honour like He did Jehosephat and Judah.2Chro.20 Does the vision tarry;or seem to be delayed? Wait for it. For, at the appointed time, it shall speak and not lie. It shall not delay a single day. 'God remembered Noah.., God remembered Abraham… God remembered Hannah…'God will not forget you. He will remember you. In His time, He will make everything beautiful. You are born to win; born to have dominion; born to be fruitful and multiply.Gen. 1:28 Whoever is born of God overcomes this world; and this is the victory that overcomes this world even your faith. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.
Salvation from sin is yours. Deliverance from the oppression of demonic powers is your inheritance. Healing is the bread of the Children. Financial freedom is yours. Sound mind is your possession. Boldness in Christ is your inheritance. Growing in Christ and in faith, in intimacy with God and in the power of the Holy Spirit, in prayer and divine direction are yours in Christ. Refuse to accept anything less than God’s best for you. Refuse to be short -changed.
Say to the Lord: ‘Lord, I want all that You have for me. ‘ O that I may know You and the power of Your resurrection and the fellowship of Your suffering. I do not consider my self to have arrived, and so I press on deeper and deeper, higher and higher into You.
May Christ be formed in me. May I go from glory to glory, from grace to grace from love to love and from faith to faith, so help me God.