The world is very confusing. We are living in an age in which evil is gaining more and more power every day, and we often struggle to find the truth. The sheer deceit and arrogance inherent in the ideas floating around us are so overwhelming that we might be tempted to answer fire with fire, or worse, not recognize where lies the true battlefield.
Here’s the truth – we are the battleground. Our minds. Our hearts.
King David understood warfare and why it was important. Not dealing with an enemy could be fatal. He trusted God, just as we must, as is reflected here in Psalm 18:31-35:
For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?
It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.
He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places.
He teaches my hands to make war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; your right hand has held me up,
Your gentleness has made me great.
David was victorious over physical enemies because He relied on God to help him. Our enemies can be much more devious and often hidden. Thankfully the Bible tells us exactly how to identify and be prepared for them.
Instead of a metal sword, we wield the sword of the Spirit and are fitted with His armor. ( See Ephesians 6: 10-20) We overcome evil with good.
In this teaching, we will define our enemies so we are not deceived or overcome by them. Let’s gird up our loins with God’s truth to tackle this very important issue.