Monday, May 31, 2010
The Strength of the Enemy
Have you ever walked into a pitch black room, turned on the light, and then saw the darkness fighting against the light in order to remain present in the room?
No! Darkness is merely the absence of light and cannot exist when light is present. When you walk into that dark room and turn on the light the darkness is gone, poof, just like that. There is no resistance, no fighting back. Wherever the light touches then darkness is just gone, immediately!
So it is with Spirit of God, His amazing presence, the ultimate Light!
2 Corinthians 3:17 says,"For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom," (NLT) or as the Amplified Bible says, "Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom)."
The Lord inhabits the praises of His people and He lives within every Spirit filled believer. Just as the dark cannot and does not resist against the light, so it is with the kingdom of darkness, the enemy. When God's light shines then darkness has to flee. It is not a matter of if or even when, it is a "must."
Those who live in constant battle with the enemy have failed to grasp their greatest weapon, praise! Worship! And being filled with the Holy Spirit!
How strong is the enemy? He is actually very weak when God's light is present, in fact, the enemy is not present at all when God's light is present.
So, I guess the ultimate question is do you know how to cultivate God's light in your life?
Some of the best resources! This is the author of the books above. This goes through seven parts I think, but this is the first. Must see!