Spiritual warfare

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Ps 56 and 57 I don’t know about you but I have experienced true spiritual warfare and it seems like the Psalmist has as well. He takes pen to paper and records what this is like. Listen to his words which graphically describes what this is like when you are in the throes of the battle. One author wondered if Daniel had remembered these words while he lay amongst the lions. 

I am surrounded by lions;

I lie down among those who want to devour me,

men whose teeth are spears and arrows,

whose tongues are sharp swords.

Sometimes that is how I feel when I am in the midst of the words and actions of Satan who seeks to kill and destroy. His words to me are like those spears and arrows but my God is greater. The psalmist asked what can men do to me? The Hebrews author noted this as well: “so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?” [Heb 13:6] This is how we face those battles. 

O Exalted One, come alongside each of us who are your children today and be our sword to wield against our foes. 

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