Jesus’ Battle

We live in a time when our enemy, unbelief is hardened and aggressively attacking faith. The Lord’s response –

“But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner to be unfurled against the bow.” (Psalm 60)

A banner does not stop arrows – that is for the shield of faith. The banner reminds us why we stand.  It is not about us, it is about Jesus. The banner reminds us He is worth it and that He withstood arrows.  In in His day unbelief came from the religious community, a different source but still deadly.  Psalm 60 continues

 “Who will bring me to the fortified city … is it not you, O God,  you who … no longer go out with our armies?”

When the army has been standing so long under a barrage it asks: Is God for us? Again, it is not about us, it is about Jesus and He knows the right time. Then comes the crucial element:

“Bring us aid against the enemy for the help of man is worthless.”

We think victory is down to our capability in ministry so we neglect God. We forget that He is doing things we cannot see in the lives of those we face. One day God will overcome if we wait for Him. So the psalm ends,

“With God we shall gain the victory, and He will trample down our enemies.”

Unbelief will be trampled and exposed as foolish. In the meantime let us unfurl the banner of Jesus and look in hope for him, for his timing, for His leadership.


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