Friend, we need nutrients fit for consumption! A healthy diet prepares us for
the challenge of our work ahead. Therefore we begin our days with praise, a
healthy diet includes praise and worship, praise makes us strong and confident, knowing that our strength is in Him. God also teaches us in His word how to do battle, how to win! It is one thing to claim victory in Jesus, since we know that He has already won the battle for us, it is another thing to walk in this victory with our head held high each day. Let’s suppose someone handed you victory in your hand, a letter, notarized, legalized, and presented to the world to establish before the world that you are a victor, how then would you live each day? As a victor! This is what Jesus has done for us. Verbally we shout, “There is victory in Jesus” while too often we are cast down and depressed, more convinced that we are struggling than that we are blessed with victory! This is not living the way that Jesus has intended for us to live. For this reason Jesus trains us up and prepares us for battle, yes because we often lay down the victory that has already been won for us and
exchange it for the battle that our enemy pulls us into. I guess somehow
unconvinced that the battle has already been won, so we have to win it for
ourselves, which is impossible for man.
Yes, there is victory, but there is also a war! Notice here we will begin this battle with praise and an acknowledgement of who God is in our life. Friend, exactly who is God in your life? If now you have answered that, take a moment to give Him praise for who He is and all that He has done for you. This is the first step unto victory, this will be the beginning of all spiritual warfare. Remember some time ago when we didn’t know who God was, our enemy, be it principalities, powers, or
rulers of the darkness of this world, even the devil and his laborers, were hardly ever noticed. He left us alone to our own destruction!
There was no war, because there was no threat to him! But now that you
know God, even Jesus Christ, and have rightly confessed him to be Lord and king of all, now that you have learned of Him and know of His power, the war for your soul has begun. Before Jesus came into your life, it was already determined that you would surrender your life and soul unto the enemy, but God came and through Jesus He has altered and even changed forever what was determined. Now we are saved because of what Jesus has done for us, in that He paid the price, He became the propitiation or payment that bought us back from our enemy. We were slaves unto our enemy until Jesus came and set us free! Now it is more than appropriate that we should praise Him!
There are many benefits that come to us when we praise Him, but not for
these benefits alone should we praise Him, but because praise unto Jesus is comely, fully deserved, and the absolute wisest way for us to worship! JESUS HAS SAVED
OUR SOUL! Now not only has He saved our soul, but knowing how our enemy is, and how frail we are, Jesus goes even further in that He loves us so much that He has determined that none shall be plucked out of His hand. That none shall be lost!
Now here is His plan moving forward, but now that we know Jesus and confess Him for who He is, the war for our soul has intensified, Jesus has literally snatched us from harm’s way, and harm’s way has not taken a liking to this!
Considering this, our enemy has launched a loser’s campaign, a loser’s war, to steal us away from God! Knowing this allows us to know who and what we are up against! Fret not my friend! “He trains my hands for war, and gives my fingers skill for the battle.”
EXCERPT FROM SKILL FOR THE BATTLE!