Understanding Spiritual Warfare – Psalm 5
Meditation is that which helps you develop a deeper relationship with God, and is also a helpful tool in spiritual warfare.
It involves concentrating one’s thoughts on the Word of God. “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.” 2 Corinthians 10:4. That should remain a statement of fact for every believer, always so. Never do the mistake others do to direct their rages onto individuals, that’s praying amiss, period! The Bible says “let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.”James 1:7.
Through this directed thinking, a Christian through meditation learns new information or renews his knowledge and focus on helpful spiritual truths. Your enemy is one, the devil; it isn’t a man with an unclean spirit called Legion. The people mentioned in Mark 5 should also have ashamed of their deeds, how often they bound the man with fetters and chains. No human being should be bound even by prayer, not when you know where to direct your meditations from and to.
David says, “But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.” Psalm 5:7
He says, “O Lord, consider my meditation.” (Psalm 5:1). He continues;
- My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up, Psalm 5:3
- In thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple, vs 7
It was through meditation he realised that God has no pleasure in wickedness, even leasing: neither shall evil dwell with him.
- The Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
“For thou, Lord , wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.” Psalm 5:12
The apostle Paul gives additional advice about things to focus our minds on, encouraging us to meditate on things that are true, pure and positive (Philippians 4:8).