|I couldn’t resist sharing the post below that was emailed to me by Wendy Parsons, a strong sister in Christ. I wrote about authority a few weeks ago, but this message places additional emphasis on the power that we all have within us due to our precious Lord and Savior. So many of us operate as if we are living by our human nature alone. Our human nature can almost become completely exempt if we choose to walk in the Spirit each day. Due to our body and soul, as long as we are here on earth, we will have a struggle when it comes to our flesh. But, it’s not impossible to assume our full inheritance of the King by claiming what is ours. (I paraphrased and edited the message below with some additional thoughts.)
“And we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.”
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
How does the enemy see you? Does he see you as a terrifying and mighty warrior of God? Or does he see you as a wimp that he can whip in a minute?
The answer to that question depends on you. If you study the children of Israel and their failure to enter the Promised Land, you might grasp that it is up to us to determine if we will walk in timidity or walk in power. The key to their failure is found in these words: “And we were in our own sight grasshoppers, and so we were in theirs.”
The reason the Israelites were so frightened to fight the giants in Canaan wasn’t because those giants were so big. It was because the Israelites saw themselves as so small! It was what they were in their own sight that defeated them.
The same thing is true for you as a believer. It’s what you are in your own sight that makes all the difference. If you perceive yourself as a weak and powerless Christian, the devil will run over you three or four times a day or more. However, when you begin to view yourself as the Lord sees you, as a conquering son or daughter of the Almighty God equipped with the very power of God Himself…..the devil will want to steer clear of you. The enemy wants nothing to do with the praises of Jesus and the reflection of His Light in you.
Satan would rather do anything than to come against somebody who’s bold and courageous in words and actions. You see…the devil is a coward himself. In fact, ever since Jesus Christ rose from the grave, the enemy shudders and every demon bows at the sound of the sovereign Name of JESUS.
If you are not strong in the Lord in your sight, you can change that. You need to get so full of God’s Word and so filled with the Holy Spirit that you indeed become a giant for Jesus. In order to maintain that strength, we must live in complete obedience to the One Who has given us all we need. Listen to the voice of God. Refuse to be manipulated by the author of lies. Turn the tables on the devil and let him discover what it feels like to be a grasshopper for a change.
Embrace His POWER within you!
Never fail to put on the Armor of God daily!