Grace and peace be unto you.
Word of Encouragement…
Through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we have victory over our enemies, however we must practice living in victory.
“Then the Lord said to Joshua, See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in” (Joshua 6:2-5).
Joshua did as the Lord commanded and on the seventh day, they marched around the city seven times. When the army heard a long blast on the trumpets they gave a loud shout and the wall of the city collapsed. The army went in and capture the city (Joshua 6:20). Joshua gained victory over the mighty Jericho by obeying God.
We will always have enemies; it is just a part of life. Our enemies might be in our local church, at our workplace, or among our family. Nonetheless, Jesus gave us the general solution to defeat our enemies. He says, “love your enemies, do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you” (Luke 6: 27-28). If we follow these commands, we will have victory over our enemies because God will fight for us. Let us not waste our time plotting revenge, vengeance belongs unto God (Romans 12:9). Our responsibility is to love our enemies.
You might be in a situation in which you feel overwhelmed by the attacks from your enemies and Jesus has given you additional instruction, such as, walk around your house three times. However, you have not obeyed because you are concerned that your neighbors might not think well of you. The Bible says, “…to obey is better than sacrifice…” (1 Samuel 15:22). Jesus is waiting on you to obey His directive and then He will give you victory. I encourage you, delay no more, obey the Lord.