We are spiritual beings
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual evil forces in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
Praise the Lord for his word!
Our heavenly Father decided to make things plain to us so we know how run the correct race during our journey on earth.
Through the apostle Paul, the Lord made it clear that our struggle is not against human beings.
Many time we can get into arguments with work colleagues, family members, neighbors, crazy drivers :), and so on.
How many times we get angry and retaliate in the flesh NOT realizing that we are in fact dealing spiritual forces.
When your wife, husband or your child, say something unpleasant to you how many time we are offended in the flesh ?
How many time we respond in the flesh ?
This is exactly what our enemy wants.
He wants us to stay in flesh so he can defeat us all the time. He knows that if we realize who we are in the spirit, we will respond in another way with grace and power as Jesus would do. And he will be defeated all the time.
He is defeated
Our enemy knows that he is defeated spiritually but he will try his best so we don’t acknowledge it.
Let’s not respond in the flesh but let’s pray in the spirit as Paul was suggesting to the Ephesians in chapter 6 verse 18.
Let’s put on the full amour of God.
Let’s avoid fighting humans as they are not our enemies. But our enemy uses humans to fight us.
Let’s recognize those attacks and respond in the spirit
Loving those who persecute us and blessing those who curse us.
Let’s be kind to those who behave rudely to us.
Let’s do it by faith so we will extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Take care today!
A son of the Most High