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Understanding Spiritual Warfare – Psalm 7
“O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.” Psalm 7:1-2
Never at any one time should you as a believer be without the Lord’s protection. The enemy pays us regular visit and amazingly he finds that our lives are habitable; he finds us “empty, swept, and garnished.” (Matthew 12:44). There would be room enough even for seven more of his accomplices with no problem at all. He can bring seven other spirits with him, more wicked than himself.
David found himself in this situation and realised he needed God much more than he had anticipated, and so he cried; My defence is of God; I am depending on you, O Lord my God, to save me from my persecutors. He said, “Arise, O Lord, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies…” Psalm 7:6
Satan is your number one enemy and is also a thief; he comes in your life to tear you apart and drag you away. If no one is there to rescue you he’ll just destroy you, crush you to the ground, and trample your life in the dust. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
The one who’s saying “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly,” is Jesus your Messiah – your good Shepherd and your only defence!
Upon discovering that, he said, “I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.” (Psalm 7:17). That’s what it takes, and all you’ve to do – worship the Lamb!
“Ye shall not need to fight in this battle : set yourselves, stand ye still , and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you.” 2 Chronicles 20:1
Please take note of this, “Ye shall not need to fight in this battle : set yourselves, stand ye still…” It means what it says and says what it means – for the battle is the Lord’s!
God will bring you the victory;
- the enemy will fall in the pit he dug for you, vs 15
- mischief shall return upon his own heard, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate, vs 16
“Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.” Psalm 6:10
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