Daily Devotional & Prophecy
August 2, 2020.
Your Life is Hid With Christ in God
This is a time to stand strong, there is heavy resistance on the visions of God upon his Body. As we have broken out into a new beginning, new trials are upon us but as many as are leaning on Jesus, our help is secure.
Yes, we are still on our subject of spiritual warfare, we looked at our armour in the last discussion and boy we really have an armour. Just by putting on our armour we already have the victory.
Now see, we saw that Jesus is the power of God. That Jesus is our all. The sum of all spiritual things, our armour. And Jesus is not going to defeat the enemy, he has defeated the enemy already. This is why when we put on Christ, we have put on the victory and it’s the reason we are called more than conquerors, for he is no longer fighting, he has fought and won the victory.
But Pastor, if we already have the victory, why does the word talk of we wrestling as you can see from this word;
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Boy this scripture used to scare me a lot. They way it was preached, it would always provoke panic and fear in me in my early days of Christianity. I used to think the devil keep throwing fireballs at us and if we are not fighting well, he might just fire us away in due season. If you understand the stuff we are made of and what Christ has done, this won’t raise your eyebrows.
Now in our previous discussions, we established that the enemy is already disarmed. If he is disarmed what’s the big deal? The names should not scare us if we have understanding.
Now let’s open up the battle. Pay keen attention as this will set you free forever.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Observe carefully this statement ” the whole armour of God”. All the armour of God. Everything we discussed in our last discussion. The entirety of God’s armour is what is mentioned. When we have completely put on this entire armour of our God in which nothing is lacking, we are then told to do something. And what is that? “That ye might be able to stand” This is the first eye opener.
Most people jump this part to “For we wrestle” the wrestling is just standing in the victory of Christ. We are not fighting to win another victory outside of what Jesus has done. No, never, we are only standing in his victory. I do not desire to have my victory separate from what he has done. I am not a match for Satan.
Now this is the bomb. The last part says “that ye might be able to stand against the wiles of the devil”
When we finish putting on the whole armour of God, the only thing we are standing against is the “wiles” of the devil and not fireballs. Everything beginning at “For we wrestle” downward is only explaining this eleventh verse.
When we are done putting on the complete armour of God, the only thing we are fighting against is the wiles.
What do you what to fight against if he is already disarmed?
Now see, a Christian who knows who he is in Christ is different from an unbeliever. If the devil does some strange thing to an unbeliever, you should not think it will also be your experience. Christians hear stories and exalt the devil in their lives.
He is not disarmed in the life of an unbeliever because he has not accepted the victory in Christ so their stories shouldn’t be a pattern to us
Now the word used above for wiles is from the Greek word methodeia which means traveling over, that is travesty (trickery) ( Strong’s Concordance G3180).
We are only standing against travesty which is the tricks of the enemy. We are fighting nothing but trickery. Look at the definition of travesty in the American English Dictionary.
- An absurd or grotesque misrepresentation.
- Parody or stylistic imitation.
- A grossly inferior imitation.
All we are standing against is the misrepresentations and imitations of the enemy. We have the victory, he only makes us think we do not have it. He is disarmed, we are with the armour yet his voice is a fiery dart. This is why if you do not know who you are in Christ the enemy can misrepresent you and you will go with his opinion you.
This is very simple you need him to help you disbelieve it. Now look at how it is also explained clearly in these verses;
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
That you may see it, when we put on our weapons of warfare through God, what are these strong hold that we are standing against?
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”
Oh the word of God is perfect. Everything mentioned above is just a misrepresentation, an imitation. It says cast these imaginations, negative thoughts down, do not let them be exalted against the knowledge of God, cast them down to the obedience of Jesus. Let them obey Jesus. Let them obey what Jesus has already done.
A lot of people do not rest in the name of fighting demons. The battle is no where but in your mind, right between your ears. May the Lord grant unto us this revelation.
Pastor there is such a thing as territorial demons…we need to brake them before entering to preach in a city. Catch you tomorrow on this….
In an encounter with the Lord “I saw a Child of God surrounded by armed men. These men were opening houses and beating people up. When they came to his room, they looked at his window, but even though he was there, they could not see him. They looked directly at him but could not see him, the Lord hid him from their eyes.
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Then the Lord said “Do not be afraid, for you are dead and now risen with me. Set your affection on things above. Set your affection on who you are in me seated in the heavenly.
You are dead to the world, you are not part of the earthly system, you cannot be touched – for your life is hid with Christ in God.”
Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.