FRET NOT ABOUT ENEMIES
(They Are Defeated Already!)
TO THE BIBLE: Ephesians 6:12-13
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
I love the way the opening scripture is rendered in the New International Version: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood…” (Ephesians 6:12 NIV). According to this verse of the Bible, the only enemy of the Christian is Satan, and he’s already defeated! As a Christian, human beings are not your enemies. In other words, stop seeing your neighbours, classmates and others around you as your enemies.
Perhaps there are certain people who have declared themselves to be your enemies. You don’t have to worry about such people. The Bible says, “When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell” (Psalm 27:2 KJV). It doesn’t say, “Pray that they should stumble and fall.” No! The fact that they declared themselves your “enemies” and decided to come against you is what guarantees their stumbling and falling.
Right in their presence, God prepares a table before you (Psalm 23:5), because He wants them to see your glory so they can change their minds and come to the brightness of your light. When you understand and accept this truth, rather than wish evil for your enemies, you would feel sorry for them and pray for them.
Heavenly Father, I thank you because you cause everyone to see my success, victory and prosperity. They are drawn to your marvelous works in my life and give you glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Workout
Matthew 13:24-43, Genesis44-45
Matthew 7:21-29, Genesis 19
No matter what anyone may have done to you that you don’t like, never wish them evil. Instead, pray for them.