Insights

 

Herschel shares an intimate Scriptural insight each day with which he has been blessed in his personal life, the result from decades of study and practice. The reader is greatly rewarded, meditating on just one "insight" throughout each day, becoming strengthened through the renewing of the mind to see our spiritual lives more clearly.

Today's Insight

Friday, 09/21/18


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What are my weapons for spiritual battle?

“Put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes (temptation) you may be able to stand your ground and after you have done everything, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:13)

Many of us just don’t like conflict and would rather run than fight. Every action of our lives has a consequence. We easily forget that. Someone may be breaking into our house, and we run out the backdoor. We say, “I don’t like conflict”. The loss may be very serious and we discover that we may have to learn how either to protect or else defend ourselves. Running from spiritual conflict ALWAYS results in loss, even sometimes affecting eternal values. Paul said to the Corinthians, “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.” (1 Cor. 16:13)

He also said, “Though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have DIVINE POWER to demolish strongholds.” That is really exciting. Now, what are some of these powerful weapons? We may be surprised at what he says. If we are surprised, it’s because we are not used to fighting spiritual battles, and we have never understood how powerful they can be. Let’s look at some of these. You will find a list in Ephesians 6:10-18.

TRUTH: The first thing that he mentions, is Truth. Jesus said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32) God’s Word is truth. Make a commitment to God to read and meditate upon His Word daily. Then develop a habit of obeying all that God instructs you. Obedience makes you mature, not knowledge.

RIGHTEOUSNESS: God’s truth tells us what is right in God’s eyes. Paul challenged his young friend Timothy, to run from Satan’s deceptions and pursue righteousness. (1 Timothy 6:11) Determine to do what is right in God’s eyes as a way of life.

“The kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” (1 Cor. 4:20)

 


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