In Psalms 18, David began by giving thanks, praise adoration, and telling the LORD that he loves Him. He said that death surrounded him and he was afraid. He went on to say that he called upon the LORD, and He heard him.
Then the earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook as God became angry at the enemy for attacking David. The scripture then describes how the LORD parted the heavens and came down; He shot His arrows and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning he routed them. He reached down from on high and took hold of him.
David said that the LORD has recompensed him according to his righteousness and clean hands. Then David began declaring the authority that the LORD has given him. He said that he could run against a troop, and by God he could leap over a wall.
The Holy Spirit has been showing me for the past few weeks that many of you feel defeated and discouraged because the warfare has been fierce and the battles have been intense.
Many of you are also sensing the darkness in the atmosphere, but Jesus wants you to know that He has equipped you to be armed and dangerous for such a time as this. He has given you authority to quench every fiery dart that the enemy sends against you.
Although the attacks have been unrelenting, you have to recognize that it is because you are a threat to the enemies camp. The apostle Paul said in Ephesians 6:10-11 to be strong in the LORD and in the power of His might.
Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. If there wasn’t a battle, then the LORD wouldn’t have given us the armor.
We are not wrestling 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.
The only way to win the battle is spiritually. As you simply yield to the Holy Spirit, pray and read His word daily, you will overcome every obstacle that comes against you. The enemy is trying to steal, kill, and destroy but Jesus wants to give you life more abundantly.
“The enemy is trying to derail you from what God has created you to do, but you have authority over all the power of the enemy and by no means shall anything harm you,” says the LORD.
For You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me. You have also given me the necks of my enemies, so that I destroyed those who hated me. They cried out, but there was none to save; even to the LORD, but He did not answer them. Then I beat them as fine as the dust before the wind; I cast them out like dirt in the streets,” Psalms 18:32-40.“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you,” Luke 10:19.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the LORD and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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,” Ephesians 6:10-13.
Armor of God
“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints — and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak,” Ephesians 6:14-20.
Blessings in Christ Jesus,