Scripture: 2 Chronicles 32:1
After these acts of faithfulness Sennacherib king of Assyria came and invaded Judah and besieged the fortified cities, and thought to break into them for himself.
Insights: The final results of true revival about which we learned from Brother Mike was Satan is real, demons are real, evil is real and this life we live is in war! There is no fairy tale ending waiting for us on this side of eternity. So, how do we defend ourselves and fight back in this war? Mike gave us four ways we respond to the battles in our lives. The first way to respond to the battle around you is to be prepared. This preparation depends on two things. One, you must be aware of what is going on around you. Two, you must be equipped to handle what is going on around you. This equipping issue is why we need to know our Bible. The second way to respond to the battle around you is to encourage others. Encouragement is not dependent upon titles. All those who are called by Christ Jesus are to be encouragers of others. The reason is because there are going to be times we need encouragement ourselves. The third way to respond to the battle around you is to remember who it is that fights for you. We are called only to resist the devil, not fight him. The Lord God is the One who does the fighting for us. We live by faith and believe He is always victorious. The final way to respond to the battle around you is to pray. Desperate times call for desperate prayers. Beloved, let us pray for God’s victories!
- What battles are you presently facing?
- Will you follow the four-fold pattern for combating the wars of this world?
Prayer: Father, there are times I am afraid of the battles before me. But I know perfect love cast out fear and You are that perfect love. Give me the courage and strength to resist the devil and run to You because You are the only One who can do any real fighting for me. I trust You Lord for the victory You will bring. Amen.