Stand still [firm] and know that HE is God, there’s no need to fight, the battle is not yours, the battle is the Lords. I love this song, its totally beautiful, influenced by Psalms 46:10 and 2 Chronicles 20:15. Its a beautiful reminder!!!
The language we can use at times of troubles can sometimes reflect “ownership” of the circumstances we face. For example…its “my” bad back, its “my” bad foot, its “my” migraine. Be encouraged. When we moved from darkness into the kingdom of Light…living in spirit and truth; the spiritual troubles we “face” are part and parcel of belonging to a spirit Kingdom. We need to remember…while “we” may be the ones “facing” the troubles, its not our fight. Its not my fight. Its not your fight. The battle is the Lords!!! Be encouraged.
It’s good to remember we were not created to – live in sin, be sick or die. We were created to LIVE forever. So, let’s change our vocabulary today. Whatever the diagnosis of the doctors, no matter what we feel in our flesh, no matter what financial “position” you find yourself in at the moment…do not “claim” the trouble, those troubles are not our possessions, our possessions are Gods promises over our lives. Stand still [firm] and know that HE is God, the battle is not yours, the battle is the Lords. Claim the victory. Speak LIFE over your life.
Jesus told us in this world we WILL face troubles, but He is with us to the end of the ages (Matt 28:20). What should we do? Stand still [firm] in our FAITH in Jesus the Christ and know that HE is God, the battle is not yours, the battle is the Lords.
I’m guilty of getting stuck in, trying to win the fight by myself for myself, then give God the victory…eh hem!!! However remembering the battle is not mines, frees me up to rejoice in the Lord, while He takes on the battle. Now, this doesn’t mean I have no part to play? Off course not, I have a fantastic role to play and to experience the victory for His kingdom.
Paul tells us to put on the full “spiritual” armour of God (Ephesians 6:13-17. Two things to reflect on: he didn’t say to put on YOUR armour, he said to put on God’s armour. We are asked to wear the armour, but there’s some other requirements while wearing the armour – truth, faith, salvation, righteousness, the gospel and readiness. These are within our control. Once we do our part, the armour is effective. That’s why we can stand still [firm] and know that HE is God the battle is not ours the battle is the Lords.