“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
Today’s Morsel: One of the hardest things for any military force to do is fight inside of the cities. This is because innocent lives are at stake and no one wants to kill innocent people. One of the things about spiritual warfare is oftentimes you cannot see the enemy that you are fighting against. You know that he is there, but you cannot see him. And this is what makes it hard for some folks to deal with their situation, and why many walk away. Notice, it is not called natural conflict. It is called spiritual warfare. The battle is being fought in the spiritual realm. The battle of the mind. Paul informs us that we are not wrestling against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. We are fighting against the spiritual things of wickedness. Lust, pride, strife, fornication, adultery, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulation, drunkenness, sexual perversion, envy, jealousy, disobedience, ingratitude, rudeness, idolatry, and uncleanness. Many have already been invaded in their hearts and minds by these wicked spirits. For you to defeat these wicked spirits when they come against you, you must walk by faith and not by sight, and you must keep yourself in the love of Christ.
Sing: Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, lift up your voice to God. Pray in the spirit and with understanding, oh magnify the Lord.
Thought For Today: Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. (James 4:8)