What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us,who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Romans 8:31-35
The Enemy’s Attack
Whether you realize it or not, we are in a daily struggle with the enemy. Our battle is against a tireless enemy, a deceitful enemy, a merciless enemy who continually presses home his attack. This enemy is both fierce and relentless; it hates the truth and seeks only to maim and destroy. If you’re a believer, you’re all too aware of this enemy and the constant attacks on your well-being.
The enemies attacks can be subtle, making you question even small decisions, or they can be bold attacks on your faith in God, “Why doesn’t God answer my prayers?” And, when you find yourself at a low ebb, he chooses that time to press his advantage in an attempt to defeat you. This enemy is as old as creation.
When the nation of Israel fled Egypt, they were pursued by Pharaoh’s army; terrified they cried out to the Lord
As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!” Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:10-14
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
You see, the Lord our God is always with us and stands ready to fight for us if we can just be still. God has given us in His Word, everything we need to defeat the enemy. We have been set free by Christ Jesus who won the victory for us on the cross.
God Is For Us
When the enemy attacks, remember who it is that fights for you, the God of all creation is at your right hand and will not be defeated.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 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. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:10-18
Today, as you consider God’s Word, as you believe in Christ Jesus, your Savior, your risen Lord, rejoice that you are at peace with God, that you are indeed, a redeemed child of God.
Almighty God and Father, precious Lord and Savior, we serve an awesome God, a powerful God, a God of love and a God of grace. Thank you Father for standing firm in our struggle against the enemies schemes. Forgive us when we fail to recognize that we need only to be still and know that your are God. By your grace and the sacrifice of your Son we dare to claim our inheritance as we believe on His name. Daily remind us that we are not alone, that you are always there at our side protecting us and loving us. And all of God’s children said, Amen.
May God bless you richly as you dwell on his word.