“Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.” Psalm 31:4
David had fled from King Saul’s presence in fear for his life. Hiding from the king’s wrath, David was betrayed by the Ziphites. When David was made aware of this betrayal, he cried out “Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me.”
David explained why he called out to God, “for thou art my strength.” We, like David, are living in enemy territory.
Satan and his minions seek to overthrow us as we ascend to our rightful position of priests and kings. The power of the gospel has positioned us to be rulers in God’s Kingdom:
“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” (Rev 1:5-6)
Our enemies are treacherous, deceptive and powerful and we require the same strength to battle as did David who said, “for thou art my strength.” God has not left us alone to wage the battle but has filled us with His Spirit and has equipped us with spiritual power to wage this war.
To live victorious in the battle with our enemy, the scripture states that:
“We walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.’’(2 Co 10:3-6)
If you are engaged in a spiritual battle and need to be delivered; do as David did and look for God’s strength to deliver you. Your weapons in this warfare are spiritual and must be powered by the Spirit of God. It is impossible for you to have victory with just your own strength.
The Apostle Paul makes this statement:
“Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Co 2:13-14)
In this world, to live a life of victory, you must fight against the enemy with spiritual weapons powered by the spirit of God. If this sounds foolish to you perhaps you are a “natural man.” The weapons of victory in the spiritual war are only available to the born-again believer. Religion does not power these weapons. Religion can tell you about these weapons. Religion can even tell you how effective these weapons are. What religion can not do is power these weapons. If you are not equipped with God’s spirit the weapons do not work and Satan and his minions have no fear of them. The power to live a life of victory is found in these words, “for thou art my strength.”
When you engage the dark spiritual world, you must be filled with the power of God that comes from His Holy Spirit. Only the born-again possess God’s Spirit. The Gospel of Jesus is the power of God:
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.” (Rom 1:16)
Are you born-again? Are you living in victory? Today, call on the name of Jesus and you will receive the power of God “unto salvation.”
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