Time after time again it looks like you are on a battle ground, fighting for your life. It looks like the enemy is trying to throw everything your way, to get you to give up, cave in, and quiet. But do not yell to the enemies’ tricks.
Don’t allow the devil to push your buttons. Don’t allow him to keep you bound up and depressed. Don’t let the devil wreak havoc in your life.
Jesus will give you the power to resist every attack and to overcome every strategy the devil ever try to use against you.
Have you ever heard it said, “If it’s not one thing, it’s another”? Well, if you really look at it, when you are fighting a spiritual battle, the enemies purpose is to still, kill, and destroy, It seems like the enemy will do his best to distract you and frustrate you from your purpose.
Satan always tries his best to distract us and when we get serious about having fellowship with the Lord he will try to distract you even more.
Satan is trying to cause a shipwreck in your life. But let me assure you, even during your battle, God is fully aware of what you are going through and has already equipped you with everything you need to win your battles. Don’t let the devil catch you off guard—you can defeat the enemy every time!
As Christians, we know Jesus has already defeated Satan for us (Colossians 2:15), but that doesn’t mean Satan isn’t going to use certain strategies to try and trick us into believing otherwise. His strategies are intended to keep us defeated and to take everything that is rightfully ours.
Don’t be afraid. God says, “draw near to me and I will draw near to you.” Keep praying. Many times people pray, but then get distracted and think it’s not going to work. Stay focused on Jesus, He’s the captain of your soul.
God has given you everything that pertain unto life and godliness. Meaning everything you will ever need to win victory in every battle; God has already provided.
In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul speaks to us as if we are soldiers preparing for these daily battles.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God” (Ephesians 6:10-17).
God has equipped us for battle! He has blessed us with spiritual armor to prepare us for the attacks we will face. But he has not just equipped us for defense to withstand attack. After all the defensive pieces, God finishes our equipping with a weapon… a weapon so powerful that when we speak, in the name of Jesus, we win the battle. This weapon is the Word of God.
How Do You Let Go and Let God Fight Your Battles?
The biggest challenge Christians’ face today are letting go and letting God fight their battle. Instead of letting God fight our battles, we seem to think that we can do it by ourselves, but we cannot. Anytime you think that you can fight your own battles, the devil has the upper hand.
Whether you recognize it or not, each day you encounter attacks, obstacles, traps, roadblocks, slipups, and challenges the enemy throws at you daily. You wonder, “why me,” well, why not you.
The Bible says, “the enemy comes to still, kill, and to destroy. He will stop at nothing to try to bring you defeat and destruction. He comes to distract you, to get you off track of what God is calling you to. The devil hates you and he hates the truth of God’s Word. So, if you are living by it, standing on it, seeking after it, you are a target.
But here is the powerful hope in God’s Word that keeps us strong: God is greater than whatever we face here in this world, and He fights for us still today! Do not worry about a thing, God has your back. Just let go and let God fight your battle.
If you are in the center of the battle right now, or if the enemy feels hot on your trail, please know you are not alone, not ever. Neither are you left to fight on your own. We are standing in the battle with you, and God is the One who fights on our behalf, constantly shielding, protecting, strengthening, even when we are unaware.
We never have to struggle to fend for ourselves, but He’s with us, always, covering us, protecting us, in all our days. He has given us His words that are powerful and true, so that we will have the wisdom to stand strong against the enemy.
Our enemy fights dirty. You better believe he is shooting flaming arrows at us every chance he gets. If they find a way into our hearts, these darts have the power to ignite and destroy. Paul said:
“Therefore, take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day and, having done all, to stand. (Ephesians 6:13)
Evil days are coming, and you must prepare for it. Take your position and stand. Just remember- Yet the truth is – the enemy, no matter how vicious his schemes, can never chain our spirits that have been set free by Christ.
I am praying and believing God that you are putting on His armor, staying alert, and praying, that God will equip believers everywhere to “stand strong.” Press on – courageous and free – never held back by fear or defeat. For God has the final victory over our lives…
It’s Not Your BATTLE- It BELONGS TO THE LORD
Every born-again believer will be in a battle. Weather it is spiritual, physical, mental, or financial.
Remember the story about Jehoshaphat, king of Judah. His men had just told him that a vast army was coming against his nation.
Jehoshaphat knew that, in the natural, there seemed to be no hope, and no way to resist this overwhelming opposition. As you read further, he was “alarmed.” What would you have done? How would you have reacted?
He could have reacted with fear or panic. He could have given in to worry or doubt. Instead, he ordered a nationwide fast. The country of Judah united in seeking God’s help- they came from all the cities of Judah to pray to God.
After this time of concentrated prayer. Jehoshaphat put God in remembrance of His Word. God spoke to him with words that brought peace, perspective, and assurance: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.”
You might be facing challenges like this. You may feel overwhelmed by the problems you are facing. You may feel discouraged or perplexed. You may have reached a crossroad and have wondered what to do.
As Jehoshaphat faced his crisis, he turned to God. So should you. Jehoshaphat said, “Lord, we don’t know what do to, but I’ll eyes are on you. (2 Chronicles 20:12) You might not know what to do in this situation, keep your eyes on Jesus.
Jehoshaphat’s experience demonstrates why we need to focus not on our problems but on God. Instead of being consumed with worry and fear, we need to call on Him and seek His wisdom. As we commit our needs to Him, be confident and know that the battle is His, and that we can trust in Him.
As you face challenges, trials, and tests, remember Jehoshaphat’s and his victory. Commit your battles to God. Follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. And trust in Him. 2 Chronicles 20: 3-12 (NLT)
How Do You Use God’s Word to Fight Your Battles?
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints, and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
We, as believers, need to utilize this amazing weapon God has given us. There is so many promises in the Word of God, yet few believers grab hold of those promises and claim them as their own.
Ephesians 6:12: “For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
Your fight is not with flesh and blood. But it is against spiritual wickedness in high places.
One of the most powerful verses in the Bible is in Isaiah 55:11 which says, “…so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
That is why Paul instructs us to, put on the whole armor of God. Put on god’s armor.
“The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” Exodus 14:14 (ESV)
Words are powerful. God’s Word can move mountains. His words have the power to command mountains and seas into existence. His words have the power to break strongholds and release prisoners from spiritual captivity. God’s Word is powerful in battle. But not only does God speak his word, but he is the word.
Isaiah 55:10-11 …  so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
God’s Word will accomplish His desires and purposes. The word of God will not return void or empty to Him (Isaiah 55:11). In other words, it will get the job done! It will prosper where He sends it. So, when you speak that word in battle, it will defeat the enemy every time.
As believer’s God has equipped us for battle! He has blessed us with spiritual armor to prepare us for the attacks we will face. But he has not just equipped us for defense to withstand attack. After all the defensive pieces, God finishes our equipping with a weapon… a weapon so that we do not have to constantly be under attack but can go on the offensive! This weapon is the Word of God.
What is the Sword of the Spirit?
What does it mean to use the Sword of the Spirit?
It is simply the Word of God. The Word that God speak is full of power. His words have the power to command mountains and seas into existence. Stars and galaxies are born through his breath. Storms are calmed at the sound of his whisper. He speaks life to death. His words have the power to break strongholds and release prisoners from spiritual captivity. But not only does God speak his word, but he is the word.
The sword of the Spirit – it’s our one and only offensive weapon. With every other piece of God’s armor, we mount our defense. Each piece has been to protect us against the strategies of the enemy, but with our sword we FIGHT!
The sword of the Spirit has the power to tear apart the enemy. With it we can advance against him and all his little minions and beat. them. down! Our weapon is the Word of God.
Jesus is going to destroy the enemy with His WORD! He is going to use the same Sword of the Spirit which He has given to us to put an end to the enemy one day. Until then, He is given that mighty weapon to us so that we can fight victoriously in every single battle that comes our way!
Friends let us pick it up daily! Let us decree and declare it daily! It is a mighty treasure. Let us learn the powerful words of our Lord by studying them consistently. May we use them to combat the lies of the enemy, just as Jesus did in the wilderness as He was being tempted by Satan.
The spoken Word of God will shut down the advances of the enemy every single time! So, pick up your sword and fight my friend! In the Name of Jesus!
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. (John 1:14)
He was in the beginning. God’s Word is all powerful, so He entrusted His Word to us.
Can you imagine a greater weapon than Jesus Christ himself (The Word)?
He is the Word. His word is a sword—and we hold the power of his word in our hands. We can be confident in knowing that we carry His Word in us. If God be for us, who can be against us? As believers, we cannot forget the powerful weapon we have in him.
We use the Sword When we pray, praise, worship, sing psalms, and spiritual songs, and proclaiming the Word.
Words are powerful. Words can build you up or they can tear you down. Words have the power to bring life or death physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Paul said:
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:17)
In addition, the sword of the spirit is unique in that it can be used as both a defensive and offensive tool. While God’s Word can protect us from the lies of the enemy, it can also counter attacks. For example, Jesus used God’s Word as an offensive weapon in Matthew 4 when Satan tried to test Him in the wilderness.
So, how can we use the sword of the spirit in our lives? We are not meant to keep the knowledge we gain from God’s Word to ourselves. When we are asked to defend what we believe, we can use God’s Word to point back to Him.
Sometimes, it is not easy to take up your sword and fight against the enemy when we want to do it in our own strength. However, we are not called to do this by our own strength.
When facing trials, we can find peace in knowing that God is on our side. Romans 8:31 says, “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Remember that God’s Word is the ultimate truth and that we can stand on His promises. With God on our side, we are unstoppable.
Related: Praying God’s Word.
What is the Sword of the Spirit?
So often we fight battles that belong to God. We struggle needlessly as God waits for us to trust Him. Whatever is ahead of you to hinder you, God has already gone before you to conqueror it. God is our sun and shield. No good thing will He withhold from them that walk up rightly before Him.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. (Psalm 84:11) KJV
You might be in a battle today. The battle is not yours. Just get in position. God is fighting for you. God will rage war against your enemies. God is a shield and fortress for you. As you will see in the following verses, God will be:
- Your Hedge
- Your Refuge
- Your Fortress
- Your Deliverer
- Your Defense
- Your Front and Rear Guard
- Your Stronghold
- Your Strength
- Your Rock
- Your Savior
- Your Light
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)
In whatever situation you are facing, do not lose heart! Do not lose hope! God is fighting for you! When you try to fight through life’s troubles on our own, we fail. Instead, God wants us to stop fighting and trust him to do the work.
Remember do not run from your enemies—from your problems—those things never will get better. God wants you to face your enemies, face your problems, while trusting him to deliver you from them.
Bible Verses about God fighting Our battles
“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent” (Exodus 14:14 ESV).
“You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the Lord will be with you” (2 Chronicles 20:17 ESV).
‘For the Lord, your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory’ (Deuteronomy 20:4 ESV).
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles (Psalm 34:17 ESV).
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 ESV)
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Psalm 118:6 ESV)
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31 ESV).
For not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them (Psalm 44:3 ESV).
But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one (2 Thessalonians 3:3 ESV).
Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power, your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy (Exodus 15:6 ESV).
“No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord” (Isaiah 54:17 ESV).
‘You shall not fear them, for it is the Lord your God who fights for you’ (Deuteronomy 3:22 ESV).
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
“For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit …” (1 Thessalonians 1:5)
“For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.” (1 Corinthians 4:20)
“… in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God …”
“Truly the signs of an apostle were accomplished among you with all perseverance, in signs and wonders and mighty deeds.” (2 Corinthians 12:12)
“God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit …” (Hebrews 2:4)
“And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.” (Mark 16:20)
As Christians, we will experience persecution, tests, trials, and even challenging times, be encouraged to be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. You can rest assured, when the smoke clears, you will still be standing. So, my friend, I want to remind you that God is with you in the battle. He has not left you on your own, and never will.
Three Ways to Use the Sword of the Spirit in Battle
There are at least three ways we can use the Sword of the Spirit to fight spiritual battles: we can use God’s word through prayer, praise, and proclamation.
Fight your Battles with Prayer
1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to pray continually, without ceasing. There is a time and place for specific, strategic prayer in our spiritual “war rooms”—but prayer can also be as fluid as a gentle breeze, as steady as our very breath.
Fight your Battles with Praise
“Do not be afraid or discouraged. Because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s”. (vs. 15)
Fight your Battles in the Spirit
Remember that the word of God is described as a double-edged sword in Hebrews 4:12?
What comes out when we open our mouths? Is it complaints? Gossip? Negative comments? Words of self-loathing? Or do we powerfully proclaim the truth of God’s Word and strike our enemies with the Sword of the Spirit?
Remember God has given you everything you need that pertains to life and godliness.
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness (2 Peter 1:3; NIV).
You will find in Jesus Christ you have received everything you will ever need from start to finish to get you to your destiny. Peter is saying to us that Jesus Christ is sufficient, not only for faith, but for all of life.
- What battle are you trying to fight on your own? What do you think will happen if you stop fighting and trust God to do the work?
- Why can you trust God to fight for you? What has he already accomplished for you?
- What does quiet confidence look like? What can you remember when you feel afraid or discouraged?
Father, thank You for today. We put on the full armor of God, and we pick up the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. Thank You for Your presence. Help us to speak out Your words when the enemy comes at us. Just like Jesus used the Scriptures to refute the enemy’s lies, teach me Lord to speak out Your Word. Your Word brings truth. We can trust in Your Word as a firm foundation on which to build our lives and we are so thankful for all of what You are doing in and through our lives – in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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