LEARNING TO FIGHT GOD’S WAY
Rom 12:21 Don't let evil defeat you, but defeat evil with good. (CEV)
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. (2Cor. 2:14-17 - KJV) Exo 14:14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. (KJV)
Learning to fight God’s way can be and is sometimes very challenging, especially when it is someone that is close to us, or to those we love. As human beings we can easily get in to our flesh. However, that is not Gods way. He said in Romans 12:21 that we should not allow evil to defeat us, but we should defeat evil with good. I looked up the word defeat and it means: to beat the competitor, to win a victory over the competitor. In our case, it is the adversary the devil. Another meaning was to beat the enemy to win a victory over the enemy forces in a battle or war, our war however is in the spiritual realm, not the natural. There was another meaning which said to cause failure of something, or to baffle somebody to leave them in a baffled or uncomprehending state. How many of us know that the devil does not understand us when we do good and not evil to those who have offended us hurt us. It leaves him in an uncomprehending state. That word means: he is in a blank, empty or expressionless state. I realize that turning the other cheek is not a habit that we practice on a daily basis, but, it can be accomplished with the help of the Holy Spirit.
When we learn to put the devil in a state of confusion, he eventually has to flee from our presence. One of my favorite scriptures is Ps. 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. It is not our nature to “Be Still” in any circumstance or situation. Even when we are out at functions, whether enjoyable ones or not, we find it difficult to be still. There are many times in our lives that God just wants us to rely totally upon Him and his goodness. If we can just learn to stop fighting each other and learn to fight with the word of God, we would find that the solutions to our problems would be diminished and resolved quicker. I wonder, truthfully, how many of us have solved a problem by fighting the person in the natural instead of going to our Heavenly Father and seeking wisdom from Him? Think about it for a moment, is the problem really resolved, or, are you still paying the consequences from the action that you took. As we grow in our Christian walk, it should become easier for each of us to go in our prayer closets and seek wisdom - she is always waiting and willing to assist us in our times of need. The scriptures state that God causes us to triumph and that He shall fight for us, if we hold our peace. So, let's give God the opportunity to teach us how to fight.
What God Has to Say About "Marriage" Is ready for our next conference and we are indeed excited to find out what GOD is going to do. It will be held at the Harborside Hotel, 6400 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20770. We would like for you to register by September 29th. However, if you have not yet registered, you can still do so, or pay at the door for no additional cost. For further information, please contact Gloria Thomas at 240-508-9348, or email Pastor Flower Briscoe at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to see you there!