God: knows how to be offensive and defensive…He has strategic insight...
Isaiah 42:12-13 (KJV) “Let them give glory unto the Lord, and declare his praise in the islands. The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies”.
At times you hear a sermon or a scripture or an encouragement and then you just push it to the side for whatever reason; it resonates, but it bounces off after a while. I don’t know if you understand the feeling I am describing; it’s that point where you feel as if nothing really matters, but just in time you have to make the effort to jerk out of that zone.
It’s a type of spiritual attack where many Christians aren’t aware exists and they think it’s lethargy or feeling low in the spirit; well that’s how the attacks come and we have to know the weapons spoken about in Ephesians 6. Especially at these times is when we need to invoke the power of prayers and worship to overcome attacks against our physical and spiritual bodies. You don’t feel like doing it, but you have to in order to be an over-comer in this walk.
Look at the verses above and see what the writer is showing us: give God the glory; declare His praises and then the most wonderful thing starts to happen: God will go forth as a mighty man. How many of you know that God is a “Man of War”? Trust the Word, and get into it and see how He fights for His people. He literally will turn your enemies against themselves; and don’t tell me you don’t have any enemies because Jesus said the world WILL hate you when you have him as your Father, “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you” (John 15:18 KJV).
But the thing is, God will fight for you; He will win fights you are unable to; His eyes are able to see things you cannot; His ears will go into areas you are prohibited from.
Beloved get into that praise mode; love the worship of God above all else and if you are late in starting, try it for 20 minutes to break the ice then see how it builds from there. Trust me, it will be worth it after a while.
Trivia: He was called “the Preacher” in the Old Testament. Who is he?