What is your fighting disposition? When the enemy comes at you, how do you respond?
Some people have been intimidated by the devil so much in life that all they do is run. So, most Christians are better runners than fighters.
When fighting in the Spirit, we are empowered by the tools of the Spirit. If we don’t use the tools of the spirit, then we are fighting with our own strength.
Your fighting disposition tells the story if you are going to fight back, or run away. If the devil can intimidate you enough, you will run and run and run and never figure out that you have the tools, the strength and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to fight back.
We must remember, we are not fighting for victory, we are fighting from victory!! Many times we fight with a victim disposition. God has given us the victory, so fight as a victor, not a victim!
In Ephesians 6, Paul is speaking of fighting dispositions to the churches in Ephesus because the aim of Satan was to cause disunity of the body of Christ.
You know why the devil wants to disunite the body Christ?
Because good soldiers make impenetrable armies.
Stand firm, and put on the belt of truth. Then, the body armor of righteousness. The body armor protects your heart. If your heart is right, you will do right.
Then the shoes of peace, because wherever you go, you can have peace through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The belt of truth, the body armor of righteousness, and your shoes of peace is something you need on ALL THE TIME. Helmet, shield, and sword is on an as needed basis. You pick it up to fight.
What do you do in order for your fighting disposition to be right?
1. Hold up (the shield of faith)
2. Put on (the Helmet of salvation)
3. Take up (or Receive the Sword which is the Word)
4. Pray up (in the Spirit).
In other words, put on Jesus! Let your disposition, your attitude, your stand tell your bully that you are not gonna take it anymore because you are about to put on some Jesus! Let the bully know that your Heavenly Father gave you the green light to fight and you are ready.
Don't do it alone! Let’s stand as the army we were called to be in unity. Call up a friend or neighbor and join us tomorrow at 10:15 am!
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