“You have heard it said, ‘an eye for eye, and a tooth for a tooth’ but I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” Mathew 5:38, 39
IN JESUS TODAY!
Fighting: -- is it right to fight back when someone does you wrong? Does Jesus teach us about this? I know that this doesn’t sound like fighting to me, instead it sounds like giving in while someone takes advantage of you and your property. What is Jesus saying?
In 2Corinthians 10:3, 4 it reads,
“For though we live in this world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;” 2Corinthians 10:3, 4
It’s true, we do have an enemy and he desires to steal, kill, and destroy, as we read,
"The thief comes not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. " John 10:10
He wants to assassinate our character and destroy our life, so how do we fight this?
We fight like Jesus fights…
Jesus tells us to put on the whole armor of God and stand strong in the power of His might. Stand on His truth, put on the breastplate of righteousness, be prepared with the Gospel of peace, take the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, the sword of the spirit, and PRAY, PRAY, PRAY. Ephesians 6:10-18,
“And the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16b
Jesus teaches us to fight, but His methods of fighting are always right and they will guarantee our victory every time! The power of fervent prayer will destroy the works of our enemy!
THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH!
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