The point is, we must make every effort. Peace may not come, but the battle does not belong to us. It is the Lords. It is is his armies that go before us, to fight against man, but to fight for every man or woman’s soul.


A Note from the Apostle Paul on Prayer. A Spiritual Battle indeed.

This verse introduces the general character of a believer’s prayer life: 1) “all prayer and petition” focuses on the variety; 2) “at all times” focuses on the frequency (cf. Ro 12:12; Php 4:6; 1Th 5:17); 3) “in the Spirit” focuses on submission, as we line up with the will of God (cf. Ro 8:26, 27); 4) “be on the alert” focuses on the manner (cf. Mt 26:41; Mk 13:33); 5) “all perseverance” focuses on the persistence (cf. Lk 11:9; 18:7, 8); and 6) “all the saints” focuses on the objects (cf. 1Sa 12:23).

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:11

It is not in our own strength that we fight the battle, but in Gods Holy Armor, which he gives freely, to all believers. If we try and fight in our own strength and might, we lose. I pray that we are reminded daily, that there is a spiritual battle raging, and we remember to fight filled with his spirit and his might

The Lord tells the Israelites under Joshua’s leadership, Do NOT Fear, for I go to prepare the way before you to fight the battle. Are trusting him today, to continue to fight our battles? Are we praying for victory in his name, and how he wants that to look like? Are trusting him and believing him completely? These are the questions I need to be asking him daily, that he might give me wisdom, to fight the battle on his term, not my own. Forgive me Lord, when I fail to do that.

God has given us all the weapons to fight the battle. Most all are defensive weapons, but only one is for offense. That would be the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God. May we use all wisely, in the the strength of the Lord, and not foolishly in our own might, less we fail. Give God the glory, not ourselves.