Monday, 4 November 2013

"No Mercy"

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”  (2 Corinthians 10:3-6 NKJV)

There is really only one situation where the believer is merciless and that is when dealing with the devil. He gets no mercy at all. Let me illustrate this for you. 

My husband and I went to a prison to minister. As I was standing in the chaplain’s office I noticed a little bug crawling along the floor. I thought that was odd. How did this bug get in here in the first place? This is such a secure place, anybody that walks within the prison walls either works or serves here by invitation, voluntarily or involuntarily. I told the chaplain about this bug and without any further delay she got up from her chair and made a quick end to the bugs life; she took a stand and squashed him right there on the spot.

That’s exactly how we need to treat the devil: no mercy and no fair play. But please remember not to fight against a person that is under the influence of the evil one. You see you are fighting against an invisible enemy; these are rulers, authorities, powers of this dark world and spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 

A good way to practice this is to charge your spirit by speaking out these verses mentioned in 2 Corinthians 10 over and over again until they are firmly anchored in you. That’s when faith enters your heart and your sword sways effectively against anything that is not of God.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Suzanne Tanner

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