We live in a world where coexistence is encouraged.
But as Christians, we know that coexisting with the kingdom of darkness is not possible.
Our enemy cannot live in harmony with us. He wants to destroy, kill, and steal from us.
We are in a battle.
The good news is, this battle is not like other battles. It has already been won.
Unfortunately, most of us do not fight from victory. We are busy trying to fight to win when Jesus has already won the battle at the cross.
We have everything we need in Christ. God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. (Ephesians 1:3)
Your enemy knows that you are already a conqueror, and you are blessed.
That is why he deceives you with thoughts of defeat.
But nothing that the enemy does can change what God has already done through his son Jesus.
You only need to walk by faith and not by what you see. Even when the battle seems fierce, remember that:
It Is God Who Fights For You
You are probably feeling all alone right now, and that is what the enemy wants you to believe. But the truth is you are not alone. God is with you.
Your heavenly Father is the one that fights for you, so let go and let him fight your battles. (Exodus 14:14)
Trust him by giving him all your cares and believe that what He says is the truth. If God did it for other people, He will do it for you.
Your Heavenly Father Keeps His Promises.
The word of God will not return to Him empty. (Isaiah 55:11)
Instead of fretting, remind him about his promises and do not tire until they come to pass.
When the enemy reminds you of your problem, find the promises of God that deal with that problem and speak them over your life.
For example, if he’s attacking you with symptoms to make you believe that you’re not healed, stand firm in the word of God knowing that by the stripes of Jesus, you are healed.
We Do Not War Against Flesh And Blood.
One of the tactics that the enemy uses against us is to make us believe that people are our enemies.
He doesn’t want us to see him as the real enemy, so he will keep you focused on that person who is maltreating you so that you can fight them instead of him.
Do not let him fool you.
Stop targeting that person and start targeting the right enemy, and that is the devil. (Ephesians 6:12)
You will not win this battle by gossiping about a person or exchanging words with them.
Doing that will only give room for the enemy to attack you.
Shift your focus from people and start dealing with your real enemy using the armor that God has given you.
To sum it up:
Jesus has already defeated the enemy, so you do not need to defeat him.
What you have to do is enforce the victory that you’ve been given by knowing who your real enemy is, standing firm on the promises of God, and leaving the battle in God’s hands.