Saturday, December 10, 2011


The Invisible Army!

Verse for Today: Saturday, December 10, 2011

2 Kings 6:16 – “Don’t be afraid”, the Prophet answered, “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them”.

God’s children who are unable to see the invisible armies of God would naturally be terrified by the sight of the armies of the enemy in front of them. The enemy and his armies are physically present around us and they always intimidate us. Their intent is to defeat us. One of their fierce tactics is to create fear in us and make us retreat from our course. Our human instinct is to go by what we see and not by the invisible. Even when we know that God’s armies are protecting us, in times of intimidation we find it difficult to see them around us. So we fall easy prey to fear and anxiety and thus loose hope. But in order to see the invisible armies of God, we need spiritual vision. If our spiritual vision is blurred because of worldliness, backsliding and coldness in our love to the Lord, we need to correct our vision for which we must go to the Great Physician. He has the panacea of the Balm of Gilead with Him which He will apply to our eyes to give us proper spiritual vision. We can find the Balm or eye ointment in the Word of God. When we read the Word, the Spirit of God who is the writer of the Word will illuminate the Word to our hearts and reveal Jesus Christ in His glory to our eyes. This is how faith is generated in us. Thus when faith is generated, we would be able to see the great army of God around us to protect and preserve us. We can also see that the armies of God far outnumber the enemy’s troops. This truth would take away our fear and anxiety and fill us with confidence and courage to go forward. We will then be bold to face the enemy and his armies in the name of the victorious Lord Jesus who is the captain of the armies of God. So there is no need for us to be afraid of the enemy’s armies. We should look unto the author and perfecter of our faith to help us run and finish our race victoriously.

Dear reader, are you feeling greatly intimidated by the armies of the enemy lately? Do you at times feel weak in your faith and think that the enemy will easily defeat you? Is there a wind of fear and lack of courage blowing against you? Remember, God’s invisible army is around you. They are fully equipped with the most powerful weapons to defeat any of the tactics of the enemy. They will protect you from all evil. They encompass around you all the time. But if you want to see the army of God, you need proper spiritual eye sight. You need to apply spiritual balm from the Word for renewing and sustaining proper eye sight. Reading and meditating on the Word would open our eyes of understanding and will generate faith in our hearts. Then we will be able to see properly and realize that the heavenly hosts around us far outnumber the enemy who tries to devour us. We do not need to be anxious or fearful because our Lord and His heavenly hosts will protect us from all attacks by the enemy. Perhaps you are confronted with enemies like negative thoughts, doubts, confusions, discouragements, conflicts, failures and stress which the enemy use to fight and defeat you. But the whole armor of God which is given to us is sufficient to meet the soldiers of darkness and find victory for us. So today we can face the enemy with courage and strength which we receive from our Lord. He will continue to give us victory as He encompasses around us with His soldiers. Let us trust in the Lord, our commander-in-chief, to give us victory. Let us appreciate the fact that our heavenly army which is around is far greater in power and strength than the enemy. So we need not waste our energy by looking at our enemies and become slaves to them in our thought life. Let us today open our eyes and see the powerful army of God encompassing around us and become courageous.

Psalms 46:7 – The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

Thought for Today

When we apply the ointment of God’s Word to our spiritual eyes, we will be able to see the invisible armies of God around us and experience fearlessness and great confidence.

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