Keeping Your eyes on Jesus – keys to Spiritual Warfare

When Jesus commanded Peter to come out on the water, there were waves crashing around him when he took his eyes off of Jesus.  He took His eyes off the Savior, and Master, our Lord Jesus Christ, who is also the lover of our souls, and that’s when he began to fall.  So many times in life we are discouraged by what the enemy does or our circumstances, and that we experience weakness, but Christ has always been pursuing us.  Ephesians 6 does lay out a plan to fight, because we do have to fight, but the greatest way to fight, is to keep our eyes on Jesus, and to keep our hearts on fire for Him, constantly pursuing Him, and loving Him with all that we have.

There are some good guidelines to Spiritual Warfare, whatever you are going through don’t take our eyes or heart off of Jesus no matter what your body may be telling you or no matter what someone says to you.  You need to hold on to Jesus with all that you have because that is all any of us has in this world, and life.  We can tend to be combative with the enemy sometimes, and we do need to know the Word when He comes against us, but if we hold on to spiritual Truth of God’s Word, and hold on to our rhema, then we are prepared to take up the Sword of the Spirit to fight because we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, but there is a better way.

Whether in the Sanctuary, or whether in your own personal time of intimacy with Lord, you consume your heart with worship, because that is what the Lord is looking for.  Worship will help you set your eyes upon Jesus (they do need to be set at all times upon Jesus), and help you prepare for some praying in the Spirit.  Remember one thing “Greater is the Holy Spirit in you, then the devil that’s in the world). We only have one enemy and that’s not people, he will use people, and even ourselves if we let him, but God is greater and we don’t need physical swords, but spiritual swords.  To fight with a physical sword is a losing battle because even Jesus didn’t fight with a sword, but He received persecution, and I am not saying that we need to be bruised and beaten like He was, but that if we keep our eyes upon Him at all times, and on His Word and on spreading of His Word, then constantly being on attack all the time.  Yes this a fight, and the good fight of faith.  Faith starts in the spirit, and whatever we focus our faith on that’s what we’re going to have so if we focus our faith on obstacles, problems, situations, circumstances, enemies (in the flesh or in the spirit), then that’s what we’re going to get.  But if we focus on Jesus and His love for us and to know that all of us are sinners and that He died for us, for us to get to know Him.  Then that’s really all that matters.  A true hero in the army of Christ, is one who lets God fight all the battles for Him because we in ourselves cannot do anything.

 

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3 thoughts on “Keeping Your eyes on Jesus – keys to Spiritual Warfare

  1. Amen! A verse that has been on my heart lately is Hebrews 12:1-2

    “let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross…”

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