The end of this summer season found me very weary from just keeping up with a healthy family lifestyle. This sounds like an innocent environment but by allowing weariness to get a hold of me, it became played up in my mind as suffering and despair. in other words, I found my fruits of the Spirit shutting down and freezing up and staying locked up in a non-fruitfulness.
After listening to Pastor Rod speak about the Armor of God and Spiritual Warfare (click here “When the Battle Comes, Worship!” for the iTunes podcast or you can listen to it on our website at: www.podcast.dennisonfoursquare.org), it shed a bright light on me, that I wasn’t putting on the full armor of God and I wasn’t be played with lightly! That roaring lion seeking to devour was right in my face for several weeks. And here I was trying to fight something like that in my own flesh which would be similar to flicking rubber bands at a tiger!
God has laid out weapons for us to fight effectively and they are the Word of God, Prayer, and Worship. These weapons are to be used in a devoted daily occurrence, or hour by hour, or even minute by minute to get you through the battleground. Learn to use these weapons in a strategic pattern in your life, and the next battlefield you face, the victory may be claimed quicker.
Through all that despair of going to battle in my own flesh, I learned how exposed and weak I really am to fight a battle that meant to destroy, and how impure my thoughts could be if left unguarded. So don’t set yourself up for failure by using your own strength. Seek God first and not yourself.
“Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the powers of this dark world. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground.” (Ephesians 6:10-13)
Get refreshed with the Dennison Foursquare Podcast from August 23, 2015 – “When the Battle Comes, Worship!”. Get in on the action with live worship service every Sunday at Dennison Foursquare.