Commentary By: Gordon King
Standing alone in the darkness, desperately defending yourself against the attacks of the enemy, you become discouraged as the fiery darts come at you from each direction! Shields up and sword at its ready, you plunge yourself deeper into the darkness, with heart pounding and fists clenched, the mere presence of your soul produces increased bitterness and anger from those seeking your demise! With each advancing step, you swing your sword, cutting deeper into defiant evil spirits who relentlessly try to bring you down. A quick glance in all directions and you begin to see light, the darkness is lifting, fleeing from you as if they could see their own destruction!
This is how I feel now, I can feel the evil spirits attacking from all directions, an unending battle which rages on in the spiritual dimension, yet manifesting itself into our present reality. At times I feel as though I am alone in the battle, that I have no hope, that there is only loss and destruction! This my friends is “discouragement”, and it is straight from the pit of hell! It may not last long, yet it can have devastating effects upon the believer.
But then I remember just who I am in Christ, that I am a child of God, a precious possession to the Lord of the universe! That I have within me, God Himself! And although I may not feel His presence, although I may feel desperately alone at times, He is with me.
When the evil ones seek to kill, steal, and destroy, they turn and run in fear once they see the living God within me! I am weak, but He is strong, it is not my strength, but His strength within me which has the power to overcome!
What I have described above is a true reality right at this very moment my friends! We are under a satanic attack, an attack which is unrelenting, powerful, and destructive.
Yet, we have within us the power to overcome such evil, the strength and the courage to win the battles! It is not us, but God Himself who fights for us. He is on our side, He has already won the war, yet we have many battles to overcome.
Do not be discouraged, do not let the evil in the world win your battles. Remember who you are in Christ, and He who created the universe is living within you! Remember that God loves His children more than anything in the world. We are His prized possessions, His inheritance, and part of His royal family!
Jesus Christ came into this world and sacrificed Himself in order to save it, that is how much he loves people. Yet, once we are saved, then He loves us and cherishes us! We become His prized possession! He will defend and protect what is His! Keep the faith and know that God loves you and is for you!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!