Rejoicing Your Way into Battle
God is [already] beginning to arise, and His enemies to scatter; let them also who hate Him flee before Him!
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish before the presence of God.
But let the [uncompromisingly] righteous be glad; let them be in high spirits and glory before God, yes, let them [jubilantly] rejoice!
Sing to God, sing praises to His name, cast up a highway for Him Who rides through the deserts—His name is the Lord—be in high spirits and glory before Him! –Psalm 68:1-4 (AMP)
I know some people hate to think or talk about spiritual warfare, but honestly, I find it to be one of the most apt descriptions of life. I think some get confused because it’s not like a natural war, but it’s a wrestling against the powers and ruling principalities to enforce a victory that’s already complete.
We’re not fighting for a win. We’re fighting from His win.
Psalm 68 is an incredible picture of marching into battle. Israel carried with them the ark of the covenant, the representation of the manifest presence of God on the earth at that time. If we aren’t fighting with the Presence, we are in the wrong place.
Read those verses again and picture David and his army setting out from Jerusalem. This man after God’s own heart knew God was already beginning to arise and His enemies were already scattering because they were living in a unique position to bring God’s Kingdom to the forefront.
Go ahead and sing. Be loud, in high spirits, and rejoice in your God! This is not a fair fight. The God of the universe has highly favored you and you’re on a mission. It’s not a mission to be an obnoxious Christian full of bumper sticker theology and empty platitudes. You’re fighting for freedom.
Captives will be set free. Blind eyes will see. God’s name will be made known. How? By your walking out your front door and determining that you will impose heaven into every situation you are faced with and not let the world’s systems and confusion impose upon you.
You get into position by faith. You take up your armor by faith. You go to work, raise a family, live with purpose, meets needs–in faith.
You notice David’s focus? It’s not on how great an army he has or what perfect strategies he’ll execute. He sees God and He’s going before them.
For certain, He’s already arising and His enemies are already scattering. So where do you want to be today?