ENEMIES AND VICTORY   Leave a comment

He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. (NIV)

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                                                                 Ps. 91:2

Enemies.  We all have had them, or have them today, in one way or another in our lives.  The mere sound of the word strikes fear in the hearts of many.  An enemy can be either real as in a playground bully or imagined as in an unfounded fear that someone wishes us harm.  Not many of us have real enemies as did king David.  He was hounded and pursued by king Saul because Saul was jealous of David’s abilities and personality.  Saul was afraid that David was after his throne.

Today many of us are hounded by other types of enemies, such as alcoholism, drug abuse, sexual disorders, depression, eating disorders, etc.  These are not new to mankind, just more publicized and talked about openly in society. As  a matter of fact, the Apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:12 that ” we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.    (KJV).”  In other words Satan is our enemy and he uses a myriad of ailments, conditions, destructive habits and substances to destroy us.  The sad part about it is that we are defenseless against these enemies unless we depend on the Savior, Jesus Christ. He is OMNIPOTENT.  He has the power to defeat all methods used by Satan to bring us down.  But we have to trust Him.  And to do that all we need is faith. A belief that God loved us so much that He sent His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).  That’s it!  Believe in Jesus Christ.  Believe that He loves us so much that He would do anything to keep us from eternal damnation.  To keep us from failure, self-destruction, disease; you name it.

Who are your enemies today? Want victory over them? Use God’s armor as described in Ephesians 6:10 – 17; armor that is more powerful than any nuclear weapon devised by man.  But more importantly believe it because it was forged by the hand of God and that victory will be yours.

J. Boudreaux 2012

SUGGESTED VERSES:

Ps. 35

Ps. 44:4-7

Ps. 91

Isa. 43:2

John 14:11

2 Thes. 3:3

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