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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 ON THEIR FEET and READY by David Wilkerson

[i]by David Wilkerson[/i]

"Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him" (1Sam 18:12).

Satan envies and fears most those who have been with God in
prayer and are determined to stand up and fight in faith. Satan
fears even a small army of those who are girded up in faith for a
fight. He cowers before those who are up on their feet and ready
to resist. And because he fears you, his design is to neutralize
your fighting spirit.

The devil does this by trying to flood your mind with defeating,
distracting, hellish thoughts that breed mistrust and questions
about God's power. He'll scream into your mind and spirit, "It's no
use fighting any more. You are too weak from your personal
struggles. You're never going to be an overcomer. The powers of
hell are just too big to overcome. So, you might as well relax.
You don't need to be so intense about the battle anymore."

This is all a distraction! Satan's entire strategy is to get you to
take your eyes off the victory of the Cross. He wants to turn your
focus onto your weaknesses, your sins, your shortcomings - and
that's why he turns up the heat of your present problems and
sufferings. He wants to make you believe you aren't strong enough
to go on. But your strength is not the point: Jesus' strength is!

The fact is, we're all going to be in a fight until we either die or
Jesus comes back. We may be given seasons of calm, times of
reprieve. But as long as we are on this earth, we are engaged in
spiritual warfare. And there is simply no end to these battles.
That's why Paul says Jesus has given us weapons that are mighty
to the pulling down of strongholds. We have been equipped with
weapons that Satan cannot withstand: prayer, fasting and faith.

The time has come for us to get our focus unstuck from our current
afflictions. We must take our eyes off our trials and fix them on
the Captain of this war. Jesus holds the key to all victory and he
has promised us: "I have supplied you with every weapon needed
for battle. And I am ready and willing to give you strength in times
of weakness."

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