With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. Psalm 108:13
Throughout history there have been many battles among men. One man is an enemy to another and they are willing to fight each other. The reasons for being enemies are as numerous as the stars in the sky. The most common reason for being enemies is that one wants to have full power and control.
Not everyone is able to get victory over the enemy. With man, alone, there is usually one that wins and one that loses. In order to win, one must have more power, cunning, and favor in the battle. The details are also very numerous as to what will make the winning battle.
David knew how to win the battle against the enemy. He knew that with God he and all Israel would gain the victory.
Every person has an enemy, however, the enemy is not people as the world sees it. The enemy is not nations, governments or groups. These were the types of enemies that David was facing, but that has changed for mankind. The greatest enemy that people have in the world is spiritual forces of evil.
The spiritual forces of sexual immorality, greed, pride, hatred, vengeance, violence, gossip, false gods and many more are the real enemy of every person.
These are enemies that cannot be fought with physical hands and guns. All the
laws in the land will not be able to destroy these spiritual forces. In reality, the more that laws are made against spiritual forces, the stronger they become. People love to do what they are told not to do. This is how the Old Testament law brought about the realization that men needed something more than the law to save them.
The only way to beat a spiritual force is with God’s Spirit.
As you face the spiritual forces of evil in your life, you must allow yourself to be filled with God’s Holy Spirit. Then allow God’s Spirit to give you the ability to trample down the spiritual forces.
With God’s Spirit in you, He will give you the ability to say ‘No’ to temptations presented to you. He will give you wisdom in using His word to defeat the enemy. God can give you the words to speak to crush the arguments of this world.
With God’s Holy Spirit, you will gain the victory over the enemy. You will be able to crush the enemy and all of his strongholds in your life and in the lives of others.
I pray today that you will know God’s power in your life; that you will be filled with His Holy Spirit; that you will be guided by God’s Spirit; and that God will give you victory over the enemy.