“Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live.” (Galatians 1:4, NLT)
Let’s face it, the difficulties we see and experience on a daily basis are beyond our ability to fix. Satan is doing everything he can to convince us that we really don’t need God or his power working in us, for us, or through us. The world around us continues to become increasingly hostile to anything remotely related to God and his purposes. But the fact remains, a life without God is a life without meaning or purpose. How do we deal with the opposition we inevitably are encountering?
The Bible is clear that we are facing a very real enemy. Paul wrote these words to the Ephesians: “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12, NLT).
It is for this very reason that it is important for us to understand the Son-powered life. We need to be prepared and ready for war against these unseen powers with the weaponry that God has readied for us in order that we might live a life of victory. However, “We don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3–5, NLT).
Real power belongs to God.
For this reason, it is critical that we depend on God’s power released in us through the Spirit to face whatever spiritual opposition is coming at us. I often use 2 Corinthians 13:14 as a personal prayer, “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with [me]” (NLT). When I am fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit, God the Father can direct my heart into his love and the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and it is from this point that I can receive revelation. It is the Holy Spirit that reveals God’s plans and purposes to us, and by him we experience the power and presence of the Father and the Son. It is this power and presence exactly what we need to face spiritual opposition and obstacles.
What spiritual opposition are you currently experiencing? How can Son Power enable you to deal with the situation(s)?
Son Power destroys the devil’s schemes.