Defining the battle plan

2 Thes 3 3

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)

The battle is not with a certain person, or even with ourselves and our weaknesses. The dispute is not centered around a specific disagreement or philosophical differences…the battle is against evil rulers of an unseen world. The battle is spiritual, and it is for our soul.

We are saved by God, and protected by His armor (which we’ll read more about tomorrow). He is our help, our strength, and our deliverer. Do you know where your help comes from? Do you know what the battle plan is? It’s simple: trust in the Lord. That’s it. Just trust in the Lord. Don’t get ahead of Him, don’t try to come up with your own strategies, simply trust in the Lord.

And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom.” (2 Timothy 4:18)

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He guards all of his bones; not one of them is broken.” (Psalm 34:19)

But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in time of trouble. And the Lord shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in Him.” (Psalm 37:39)

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills – from whence comes my help? My help come from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.” (Psalm 121:1)

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