The Real War

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“So he said to me, ‘This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” –Zech. 4:6

We heard that we are at war, not with the flesh and bone of this world, but “against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Eph. 6:12). Yet, the world around us is manipulated because of these “spiritual forces of evil.” It fights dirty. Who is able to keep their wits about them when everything around us isn’t fighting fair?

The anchor scripture (above) is from Zechariah and how the leader at the time, Zerubbabel, was tasked to rebuild the temple that was destroyed. This seemed like a feat that was unable to be accomplished with the resources Zerubbabel had. These tangible resources (people) did not give Zerubbabel the optimism to accomplish what the Lord had commissioned him to do. 

Back to the war with darkness– we are called to live and fight with a shroud of mist all around us. It seems hard to see through and to get through our everyday battles with the resources we have: our hands and our mind. It is in these frustrations that the Lord reminds us of what we forget all so often. He gives us our armor, sword, and shield so that we may endure. He is with us. 

Then, when we feel like we have exhausted ourselves, we stand firm, pray, and call upon the Lord. There is nothing in your way or around you that the Lord isn’t aware of. He is King, you are His son, and He loves you. I can’t imagine the trembling the enemy and his foot soldiers have when they have touched our Father’s royalty.

“What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!’” (Zec. 4:7).

Daily Battlefield Order

Stand firm, Kingdom Man. “When the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand” (Eph. 6:13). 

Some of us have been to war, prepared to fight until the end. Our duty was to do the work assigned to us so that the ones we love may be protected. The responsibilities from our Lord are greater… and, in doing His work, we inherently protect those around us. Prepare yourself for this as a brother, uncle, guardian, mentor, friend, husband, or father.

Join us tomorrow when we will focus on the full armor of God!

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