“They Are Not Fighting You”

Thought for Today: They Are Not Fighting You

As you do all that you can to live a life that is pleasing to God, it seems like the world, your flesh, and the devil is fighting you on every end. You know that God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints (1 Corinthians 14:13). However, the enemy seems like he brings confusion your way every chance he gets just to fight you.  

You know that God does not give us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). But the enemy of your soul seems to always bring up fearful situations just to fight you.  

It seems like the devil shows up out of nowhere to pick a fight with you just to ruin your day, even though you know “There is nothing hid (from God) which shall not be manifested; neither was anything kept secret but that it should come abroad” (Mark 4:22). 

The enemy of your soul continues to bring up the past things you did before you got saved, attempting to get you to fight your past, but God said “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” (Isaiah 43:19).

I don’t know who I am talking to, but you are sitting there wondering “Why is the devil always fighting me? Why does is seem like everything and everybody is against me?” And the Holy Spirit of God says to you that they are not fighting you, they are fighting HIM. I know you are probably thinking “Well it sure feels like I am taking all the blows from the devil, it sure seems like everybody is against me.” 

Listen to me, you are a child of the most high God, you cannot live your life by what you feel, you must live your life by what you know to be true. The word of God says “We must Walk (live our lives) in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh” (Galatians 5:16).  

Jesus prayed that God would set you apart from everybody else in the world, those who do not believe that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

When you made the decision to do all you can to stand on what God says about any situation in your life, you made the decision to stand on the truth. For Jesus said, “Sanctify them through thy truth; THY WORD IS TRUTH.” When you stand on the word of God (when you do your best to live your life according to what the word of God says) the enemy of your soul is not fighting you, they are fighting the word of God in you.

And if they are fighting the word of God, they are fighting God. You may be asking, “How do you know that, Pastor Erick?”

Here, let me show you John 1:1 which says, “In the beginning was the WORD and the WORD was with GOD (and look what this says next) AND THE WORD WAS GOD.” I know it feels like THEY ARE FIGHTING YOU, but the truth of the matter is that they are fighting AGAINST God in you, simply because you choose to stand on God’s word.  

When you understand this truth, burdens will begin to lift off you, fear will begin to flee, and confusion will become unraveled simply because of this one truth God himself said, “So shall MY WORD be that goeth forth out of my mouth; it shall not return unto me void; but it shall accomplish that which I please and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11). 

Whatever you are going through today, grab the word of God and say what God said about that situation. And the devil is whispering in someone’s ear right now saying “You don’t know the word of God like that. You don’t know where to look to find the answers.” Listen to me, this may sound crazy but Google it. You Google everything else, why don’t you Google what the word of God says about that situation, and then stand on what the word of God says? “How do I stand on the word of God, Pastor Erick?” It’s very simple, find out what God says and say what God said. Just keep repeating what God said about that circumstance.  

I know it sounds too easy, I know you may look crazy, I know it will feel foolish, but when you simply say what God says your enemies won’t be fighting you, THEY will be fighting GOD. 

For it is written, “And now I say unto you, refrain from these men and let them alone; for if this counsel, or this work be of men, it shall come to naught (it won’t last and it won’t accomplish anything) But if it be of God ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to FIGHT AGAINST GOD.”

The battle is not yours, it’s the Lord’s. Say what God said and let Him take care of the rest. 

Be Blessed 
Erick Young