Spiritual Versus The Physical World
We are aware that a war is fought, effectively and ferociously, to deny the opponent any chance of surviving. Spiritual battle is fought much differently than physical combat. Because it's the only way to save our lives, we fight viciously and with everything we have. Even a small error will cost you dearly.
Whether we want Him to intervene or not, God is actively engaged in our spiritual conflicts. The ability to move quickly or be physically fit are not requirements for spiritual battle. It also has nothing to do with how brave you are to face the opposition. It is incomprehensible to us. In his epistle to the church in Ephesus, the apostle Paul states:
“…for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places”
– Ephesians 6:12 – NKJV
We can consequently conclude that spiritual combat is difficult. To emerge victorious from it, more bravery is needed. It is simpler to battle effectively when you know your target, much like in actual physical combat. We already know this because of the Apostle Paul.
There Are Additional Factors At Play
Dark spiritual forces also operate through people, whether we are aware of them or not. Either we choose to act badly, or we may be under the control of another force. Dark forces have the ability to manipulate you and force you to act against your will. You might even start to dislike other individuals as a result of it.
Even when we try to resist, the Bible shows us how we might wind up doing things we don't mean to.
“For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do”
– Romans 7:15 – NKJV
Some individuals behave cruelly toward us. And facing it head-on is the only logical course of action. We act incorrectly by doing this, and God does not intend for His followers to do so. Instead, as the apostle Paul instructed, we ought to go on our knees and contend with the power that motivates our accusers' evil deeds.
Additionally, keep in mind that every person you encounter is engaged in a conflict that you are unaware of. Perhaps someone is overexhausted. It's possible that someone else's behaviors have nothing to do with you personally because they are coping with their own personal traumas. You won't take everything so personally once you understand that people's behavior is often influenced by their internal difficulties rather than by you.
Pray therefore for safety. Pray for serenity in the face of difficulty. Ask for mercy for those that wrong you. Ask for strength so you won't let their words or deeds bring you down. Here is a verse to keep in mind in similar circumstances:
“The Angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want for those who fear Him.”
– Psalm 34:7-9 NKJV
Trust God With Everything
Our God is a living being. Nothing entrusted to His care will ever go wrong. He will uphold your rights if you let Him fight your fights. Never stop praying to Him, and bring all of your petitions to Him. He is righteous, and He will respond to you in line with his wishes.
Sometimes our adversaries may attack us for no apparent reason. They'll irritate you and try to make you feel bad. either monetarily or professionally. Without first presenting your argument to God, you will lose when you argue with them. King David consulted God and pleaded with Him to grant his request before he went to war.
“So, David inquired of the Lord, saying, “shall I pursue the troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all”
– 1 Samuel 30:8 – NKJV
King David was wise enough to avoid failing by omitting God. He won the battle by first bowing to his foes before engaging them.
The Kingdom's Secret
In conclusion, it is clear from the Bible that kings prayed to God before engaging in battle. They all came out on top. King David and King Jehoshaphat of Judea both reigned at various times. However, both were aware of the kingdom's secret. Before the conflict is won on the field of battle, it must first be won on your knees. Let us imitate their behavior and keep in mind to pray to God first.