Do you know who your enemy is? Do you know their name? I tell you this; it’s not the name of your spouse, your boss, a family member, or the name of your neighbor. For we wrestle not with flesh and blood. (Ephesians 6:12) We see the people in our lives, and we can’t see into the spiritual world, unless God reveals it to us, or else we would be able to see the demonic forces at work behind the people we see. I’m not saying they are bad, or demon-possessed, but the devil can use them to get to us.
As Joshua, and the people of Israel were about to cross the Jordan River and enter into “The Promise Land” God revealed to them who their enemies were. In Joshua 3:10 the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites, and Jebusites. I know, those sound like diseases sort of. As they went to possess the land that God had given them, He also provided a different “battle plan” to defeat each one.
God has given you land to possess too! Your home, your job, your city. He wants you to claim your territory or like He told Joshua, “Every place upon which the sole of your foot shall tread.”
Every place upon which the sole of your foot shall tread, that have I given to you, as I promised Moses. Joshua 1:3 (AMPC)
Also like Joshua, every battle you face in life will have a unique “battle plan” that will help you defeat, or overcome it. Jericho was inhabited by the Canaanites. They were wicked, idolatrous people descended from Noah’s grandson Canaan, and God did not want them to remain in the land because they could turn the Israelites away from Him. The same goes for you. When you do not defeat an issue in your life, it too could eventually turn your attention, your heart away from God. Jericho was defeated by the Israelites marching around the city walls. On the seventh day, the walls fell. A unique “battle plan” for this city, for this enemy.
Seek God. Ask him about certain people and or situations in your life. Ask him what He would have you do with them, or about the situation you find yourself in. How to eradicate it from your life. If you do this, you will have peace in your land.
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