It’s so easy to get into negative talking or thinking about others especially at the moment with so many different opinions flying around, I found myself spiralling into it yesterday but Friends this is all part of the battle!!
How quickly we forget that there’s constantly an unseen war being fought, battles far more fierce and way more important than any physical battle that’s ever been fought on this Earth: because Friends, this battle is for souls, it’s for your soul and mine!!
Paul tells us that ‘though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:’
No battle compares to the battle over your soul!
Paul then goes on to tell us about our weapons…
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)’
Friends if we’re true believers our weapons are mighty and not just mighty but mighty through God!!
And not just mighty through God but mighty to the pulling down of those strong holds, those fortresses of the enemy!!
In Christ we have everything we need to fight these battles and WIN!!
Because Jesus is, ‘unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.’
What are those weapons then?
We have the sword of the spirit, God’s word and we have prayer!! And for our defence we have that heavenly armour (Eph 6:10-18)
And what are we to be doing with these? We’re to be ‘Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;’
Friends, let’s be those that take those arrows of temptation that the enemy fired at us, those judgemental thoughts, those irritations etc: take them captive hold them up to the light of truth in God’s word and fire them up to Him in prayer because that’s where they lose their power to harm us!
Friends, we’re not just accountable for our actions or words but for our thoughts too…
‘So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way….
….Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.’
2 Cor 10:3–5, 1 Cor 1:24, Rom 14:12,13,19.