The Kingdom Warriors' Blog

09/04/2015

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – part 92

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 13:00

Scripture:

Ps 35:11 (NKJV)
Fierce witnesses rise up; they ask me things that I do not know.

Comment:

We can never guard ourselves against accusations.

Throughout the bible we find examples of false accusations against those who are doing the will of God. Jesus had to face that, and we understand the presence of evil spirits behind those accusations.

Many believers are afraid of being accused. It is not uncommon to be afraid of being looked at as a fanatic. We are ready to excuse ourselves even before we are accused, since we are so occupied with what people think about us.

Why are we so afraid of being looked at as fanatics? And what does it mean to be a fanatic?

Let’s answer the last question first. What is fanaticism for one person can be totally normal for someone else. The risk is that we begin to guess what people think about us, and then adjust our behavior according to our thoughts.

Why are we afraid of being looked at as fanatics? It can be because we want to reach a person with the gospel, we don’t want to act in the wrong way. But it could also be that we want to be met with respect and love. We cannot depend on the latter, if we want to walk fully with God.

When we walk with God and do his will, we risk being accused. The accusations don’t have to be right. They could just as well be false. We must take the risk that people don’t understand us, and we therefore are being ridiculed. That is especially the fact in spiritual warfare. We risk being looked at as fanatics, and at the same time people might think we are dealing with old superstition. Some of the comments may be: “Can you believe it, they believe in evil spirits, and they even think they can command them to go! We know better than that today, and we have made diagnosis and have put names of different behaviors. It might even be dangerous to make people believe there are evil spirits!” Do we dare to take the risk of being accused like that? And at the same time, can we neglect to do what Jesus has told us to do?

Mark 16:17
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils …

 

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