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Victory in Christ!
"Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive against me, fight against them that fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord chase them. Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the Lord persecute them." Psalm 35: 1-6
When we become Christians by admitting our sin, and receiving Christ as our Savior, we are born again into God's family, and we immediately enter a combat zone. We face enemies that we never had to face before. Enemies whose commanding officer is Satan himself. We must constantly draw from God our father our strength and help to combat our enemies. Christ our captain will lead us to victory if we dedicate ourselves to him and trust him.
How often when we pray, do we ask for protection from our enemies ? Do we realize that we have enemies, and do we understand just who and what our enemies are? There are multitudes of unseen, invisible personalities, and powers all around us. Principalities and powers in high places. These are our enemies. They would seek to make the Christian miserable and unhappy, and consequently unproductive in the service of God. Our father has promised us protection from our enemies. He is greater than all our enemies, and his abundant grace is more than sufficient to sustain us in the battle against our foes. Let us ask and allow our Lord to take hold of shield and buckler with us, and stand up for us against our enemies. With him we are more than conquerors through him who gave himself for us.
"All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?" Psalm 35: 10