The Kingdom Warriors' Blog

10/19/2015

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – part 107

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 16:03

Scripture:

Ps. 40:14
Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

Comment:

We need to see that we need God’s help in order to make spiritual warfare.

David prays,”Let them be ashamed and confounded” and “let them be driven backward and put to shame”. Those who read their bible, without being aware of the evil spiritual world, might think he is praying about difficult people in his surrounding. It also might seem like he thinks God will change his circumstances. After all David is asking God for help, so those who are out to take his life, and wish him evil, would be put to shame…

When we read the scripture from a knowledge that the evil spirits are our real enemies (Eph. 6:12), we understand the text better. Difficult people are not the main problem, but the problem is the evil spirits that affect and use those people.

What about the fact that David asks God to act? Isn’t that proof that we should ask God for help, and that God deals with the evil spirits on our behalf? Let’s look at the scripture again.

let them be driven backward

He didn’t ask God to drive his enemies back. He asked Him to let them be driven back. God is behind the driving back of the enemy, but he uses us to do it. We, the believers, are channels for the power of the Holy Spirit, and it’s that power that drives the enemy back.

Why then does David ask God to let the enemy be driven back? Because he knew that he was totally dependant on God, and we all need to know that too.

John 15:5
… without me ye can do nothing

Jam. 4:7
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you

 

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