He asked me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at the top and seven lamps on it, with seven channels to the lamps.” Zechariah 4:2
Seeing things takes having open eyes and being willing to look around and be aware of what is going on. While many people have open eyes, most are not really aware of what is actually occurring. They only see the surface of things and take everything only at face value.
They do not see the motivation behind the actions or events and thus are often deceived. Eyes have been blinded to the long term effects of what is occurring.
An angel had woke Zechariah up and shown him some things. He asked Zechariah what he could see.
Every day God is doing things on this earth. Along with God, the devil is also doing things. Both are working with people to accomplish their individual and separate missions to destroy the other.
God is in the process of working to draw all men to Jesus in order to save them from their sins. In doing this, God allows events to happen in the lives of people that are meant to build them up and draw them closer to Him, making them more like Jesus.
However, often some of those events are troubling ones. People do not always see it as the hand of God moving in the situation. They do not see things working by His Holy Spirit, but by the power of self and man.
The angel had to tell Zechariah the meaning of what he saw, which was God does things by His Spirit, not man’s ability or power.
Believers today need to have their spiritual eyes opened to see what God is doing and then to trust in God’s power and ability.
As you look around you, seek to see God’s hand at work. Understand and know that God is at work and in control. Let God work in your life.
Allow God’s Holy Spirit to reveal to you what is really going on in the spiritual war all around you. Then seek God to guide you in how to respond and be a part of His great, eternal work here on this earth.
God is ready to show you what He is doing. Are you ready and will to open your eyes and see it?
I pray today that God will open your eyes to what He is doing; that God will open your eyes to what the devil is doing; that you will trust in God’s power to work in your life; and that you will be a soldier in God’s mighty army.
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.