I have always been fascinated by the historic accounts of famous battles, either on land, sea or the air.
One the most important things to know is where your enemy is located. During the world wars it was essential to locate the enemy. In World War I they used blimps to fly over the area to locate the position of the enemy. They needed to find the “front”. That is where the most concentration of enemy troops were located. That is where you wanted to send your forces to oppose the enemy.
In World War II they used what was called “spotter” aircraft, whose mission was to photograph the enemy’s positions. In the Pacific, aircraft would search diligently to locate the enemy naval task forces in order to launch an aerial assault on those enemy ships.
Bottom line, you need to know where your enemy is located in order to oppose and defeat them.
Today there are a lot of people angry with the political situation in our country today. They see the opposition as their enemies. That anger may result in violence and destruction.
To the true believer in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we will face opposition to what we believe. Just like in natural war we need to know where our enemy is located. The key is that we are not in a natural war and we can not use natural weapons to defeat the enemy.
First of all our enemy is not people. It is the forces that are influencing and managing those people. The Bible tells us in Ephesians 6 who is our real enemy.
Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
We don’t battle against flesh and blood. The battle “front” is not a person or persons. This is a warfare in the spirit realm. Being angry and desiring to inflict physical harm on someone will not defeat our enemy. You are on the wrong front.
We also need to understand that the weapons necessary to defeat the enemy on the proper front are not of human design. Guns, swords, bombs or our fists will not have any impact on this enemy.
II Corinthians 10:3-4 “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (man- made), but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.”
Ephesians 6:13-18 describes the weapons we need to use in spiritual warfare.
Ephesians 6:11 tells us to put on the whole armor of God.
To defeat the real enemy, the ones who are behind the person or persons, we need to use God’s defensive and offensive weapons.
Then and only then, will we be able to be fighting on the proper front. The Word of God tells us who are enemy is and where we can locate him. On the proper front we can defeat our enemy and win the battle.
Make sure you know who and where your enemy is and use the proper weapons. Then we will be what Romans 8:37 says we can be, “more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
- Pastor Jim