1 “O Lord, oppose those who oppose me.
Fight those who fight against me.
2 Put on your armor, and take up your shield.
Prepare for battle, and come to my aid.
3 Lift up your spear and javelin
against those who pursue me.
Let me hear you say,
“I will give you victory!”
Psalm 35:1-3, NLT
Our God is a warrior. V.1
There is a need in both the physical and spiritual world for protection against evil forces. You cannot have victory without conflict. V. 1-2
We have a “champion” who is determined to defeat our enemies. Victory is never won alone. V.2
As mere ‘flesh-and-blood’ we simply cannot survive a spiritual assault on our sphere of physical understanding. Our nation, communities, homes, churches, families, marriages, and even our souls have been targeted by something quite evil. V. 2-3
It’s God’s activity that will deliver us. It is also His victory that He gives to us who follow Him with a faith that leads to obedience. V. 4
“When we pray for the Spirit’s help … we will simply fall down at the Lord’s feet in our weakness. There we will find the victory and power that comes from His love.” Andrew Murray
“Take your stand on the Rock of Ages. Let death, let the judgment come: the victory is Christ’s and yours through Him.” D.L. Moody