I always love and appreciate it when God shows up in the midst of our situations. It is during these times that He allows me to see things through scriptures differently that when I was just reading them and taking everything at face value. But when God gives you things, that you would never had even seen that way…trust me when I say He is giving you revelation on it. I may never look at this scripture ever the same again.
Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
From my view point I have always thought this meaning people that we come up against. You know…people that give us grief and conflict, that if they don’t have some type of trauma drama going on…they just can’t find their happiness. A scripture that helps us not to see them as our enemies of the flesh, but the manipulation the enemy of the cosmic powers of darkness, spiritual forces of evil with in them. I am sure that it does represent that on many levels….but, it occurred to me as I was meditating today, that wonder…just wonder if that flesh and blood is also us. Like when the anger rises up within us over a wrong doing or injustice and the flesh just wants to come against it and speak out all sorts of evil against that person to justify our response against their actions. Could this be the enemy manipulation of us? If you read the other scriptures around this on…putting on the armor of God
14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, (the truth of the matter within us) and having put on the breastplate of righteousness (how He has called us to respond), 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace (walk what you talk). 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one (faith that in our weakness He makes us strong, not in our strength we take care of His business); 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,
and this is what clicked in me…
20 for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.
As I ought to speak! Sooo….as we struggle to not wrestle against other people, but acknowledge the enemy is using them to bring you or at times them down. Do we not also become aware that the enemy is not beyond using our flesh and blood and is the armor of God to protect us…against us?
Be Blessed, Speak Life and against all Hope, in Hope, Believe. Believing that I am flesh and blood and the armor of God helps me understand that the war is not mine, but His.
Today…get out of your flesh man and into your spirit man where victory has it’s power there!