Long ago there were battles for territory. Real men, real weapons, real life and death. And the LORD encouraged His people, as spoken through His servants, that they were to be brave, unafraid and courageous. They were to know they were not in the battle alone... that He was ever present with them.
And today... while there are still battles fought for freedom, many of us do not see such warfare; and likely never will. But that does not discount the spiritual battles which we face throughout our life.
And this same encouragement is available for us.
We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
For there is a real battle of light and dark forces... of good and evil. It is very real. Unfortunately, it is waged not only through our circumstances, but in our thought life as well.
Discouraging thoughts... false arguments that keep us tied up and tangled in a mindset of reasoning. These can defeat us before we even step forward into battle.
But our God is the same as He was long ago for the Israelites. He is still present with us, wiling to escort us to victory. So let us take our thoughts... the ones that cause us to doubt ourselves... and let's lead them captive to Jesus. He will banish them from our mind if we only ask Him.
Then we can stand firm and see the victory of the Lord.
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