Arise with your arms outstretched and your head lifted high.
Look to the heavens and let your heart sing,
“It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You”
No matter what your battle is you can be assured that there is One greater than you that is fighting your battles for you. 2Chron. 20:11-17
Lay down your worldly weapons the ones that target another human being. People are not the enemy, leaders are not your enemy, structures and laws are not the enemy, there is only one real enemy and that is the evil one that has come to steal, kill and destroy .
It is your soul and mine and the neighbor down the street that is at jeopardy.
Jesus is our true warrior and He has come to bring us life.
When it looks like we are surrounded by all kinds of evil, dark thoughts and attacks look around you, place your feet solidly on the ground of being rooted in LOVE, peace and joy.
How else shall we stand to fight against our foes?
The force against faith is doubt, fear and jealousy .
Tear it down through prayer, humility and turning back to God, change the way you think.
Beloved, take notice of what you are feeling and thinking, even welcome it with Jesus and then let it go.
It will no longer have a hold of you once you recognize who is fighting this battle for you and with you.
You are surrounded in his garments of praise. Lift your voices higher, stand strong and hold fast in this position.
He will do the fighting for you as you relinquish all to Him.
Pause and give to God the battle you find yourself in.
“ We thank You, God, our Father who comes to protect and fight our battles for us.
Teach us how to stand against the enemy of our souls through the weapons you give us.
To look heavenward and bring heaven down into the dark places of our thoughts and feelings.
Let there be nothing in us that would prevent your triumphant ways from proceeding forth .
We thank you that even though the whole world lies under the power of the evil one, 1 Jn. 5:19, you are still greater and we have overcome, 1 Jn. 4:4, because you have set us free, Jn. 8:36.
We thank you for your truth, “no weapon formed that is formed against you will prosper,” Is. 54:17 and that you give us the blessing of your inheritance and a place of possession where we can stand.
Every time we feel surrounded by darkness in our world help us to see that we are surrounded by your presence. There is no other place that we need to be but here with you and together we will triumph through your power of Love.
Praise be and all glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
In the powerful name of Jesus we pray,