The one thing that we do real good is to have a little talk with Jesus, and tell him all about our troubles. Now that is all fine and dandy; however, the Will of the Father is not just to have a little talk with Jesus, but to get in the fight with Jesus. We know that Jesus has fought the fight, and won already; but this is not a sci-fi movie where you kill the queen once, and the others will die or retreat forever. Jesus did defeat everything that the prince of this world threw at him; and he also added rising from death to the list as he defeated it. Now here is the thing that we must understand, and that is Jesus showed us the awesome power of God when he did these things; now, he wants us through his help to show the awesome power of God by doing these things that he already has the victory over. It is true that the fight is not ours to fight, but we have to show up to the fight with Jesus to remind the enemy that it is not our fight. Matthew 8:28-29, “And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. 29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? Once the devils recognized that Jesus was now in the house, the fight became the Lord’s to fight by reputation of who he was: Jesus, thou Son of God. This is what is meant by the fight is not yours to fight, but you must show up with the one who has already won the fight; and has a reputation that precedes him. Father Wants To Fight For Us.
When I would go with my younger brother of eight years to his sporting events; or just for a walk through the neighborhood to the corner store for goodies, my brother would walk along as though he didn’t have a care in the world. Now, if there were a gain of little rascals who wanted to pick on him, or say something smart to him; well, you would have never been able to tell it. Here’s the thing, although the little rascals may have intended to say something to him; but now they no longer see him for seeing me: the picking on is no longer his to be picked on, for the picking on would now be mine to deal with. So if they now see me instead of him, I can understand why he was walking along without a care in the world. Let me ask you this, do you walk along in the word without a care in the world because you know that Jesus will be spotted instead of you? And when Jesus is spotted with you in your fight, do you realize that the fight is no longer yours to fight; and it is his to do with whatever is left of the enemy once the enemy recognizes? In the case in the above paragraph of the two possessed with devils, once the devils spotted Jesus, all that was left of the enemy was to ask for the mercy of being sent to the heard of the swine: there was not much fight left in them once they spotted Jesus. We need to make sure that we do not go to the fight without Jesus, and we need to make sure that we do not run from the fight if we have Jesus with us. We need to be assured that Jesus, even more so than the big brother, will fight the fight for us without any concern of losing because he has already won this fight before. So just take him with you to the fight: we must let God in the fight, and not just have a little talk with him through the fight. You have to let the enemy see him coming so that your fight is no longer your fight. Father Wants To Fight For Us.
The Father In Spirit And In Truth Is Seeking Such To Seek Him.