Christianity is not easy. It is a battle we all must fight and fight well. But do we have the strength to do this? No and yes. No because on your own as a human being you cannot handle the trouble. The devil is wicked and most people are his vessels. He uses these people to get to you. If you lose focus for a second, you will tackle it physically and ignore the spiritual (i.e. where the actual battle takes place). This is a battle you cannot fight on your own. It does not matter how well built your muscles are, you will lose.
On the other hand, yes, we have the strength to battle and win. Once you are a Christian and have the Holy Spirit, you have the strength and all it takes to win this battle. This is because the Holy Spirit is our strength. Per my experience as a Christian we only need to call on him and it is done. Some battles seem physical but let us learn to tackle it from the spiritual because the Bible teaches us that there is nothing impossible for God.
Sometimes you feel like dealing with people the same way they deal with you but the Jesus in you (the word of God) counsels you and you halt.
Let us see a couple of reasons why we need to be more spiritual than physical;
●Ephesians 6:12 reads; – ‘for our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.’
●By fighting from the spiritual angle, you are taking charge of the situation in the spiritual as well as the physical. This is because spiritual matters have absolute effect on the physical.
Judges 11: 27 &29; – I have not wronged you, but you are doing me wrong by waging war against me. Let the Lord, the Judge, decide the dispute this day between the Israelites and the Ammonites.” 29 Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Jephthah. He crossed Gilead and Manasseh, passed through Mizpah of Gilead, and from there he advanced against the Ammonites.
We learn here that as a result of a short prayer (spiritual exercise) Jephthah said he conquered the Ammonites. The Lord gave him charge and power over them in the physical. It did not matter how many soldiers he had. All that mattered at that time was Jephthah already had taken control by praying to God.
We also learn from the Bible that the number of bread (5 loaves) Jesus used to feed the five thousand was physically impossible but Jesus prayed and took charge in the spiritual realm which had a tremendous effect on the physical. Matthew 14: 17- 20; – We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered. 18“Bring them here to me,” he said. 19And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20They all ate and were satisfied and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children
All I am saying is that as Christians, our strength lies in our prayers (weapon) and a life of righteousness. They go hand in hand with each other. Your prayers will amount to nothing if you do not have a personal relationship with God (living a righteous life).
May all true Christians never lose hold of the spirit of God but hold on fast no matter how difficult it gets. May we enjoy his endless love, grace and mercy in Jesus name. Amen!
Counselor, Laasfund For Girls