When we have on the armor of righteousness, we are capable of stopping the fiery darts of our enemies. This armor may seem pretty burdensome at first, but the longer we wear it the more it becomes a part of who we are and the more comfortable we become. But always remember that we don’t fight against people, for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph. 6:12). In the process, we comfort, teach and empower those in bondage to the enemy of their souls to put on the same armor and to experience the joy of their salvation.
Our Spiritual Guide, Comforter, and Teacher is always working. Sometimes we are content in our spiritual darkness for lack of vision. But we can be sure that in the process of time the Light of Truth will shine in our dark places, making us uncomfortable in our lack of knowledge while revealing beautiful gifts of the Holy Spirit that quicken within us an appetite for greater truths and understanding. My appreciation to all you light-bearers that shed light in the dark places!
Oftentimes our physical or spiritual sufferings are caused by our own lifestyle. Matthew 6:21 tells us, “ For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Time is like money, and we set the pattern for our lives through our investments both in the natural and the spiritual. If we are not happy in either area we might ought to look at what we have invested in. So now the prayer is, “Lord, help me see my true self.”
Sometimes the Lord allows us to be in situations that are not of our own making just so we might shed light that will bring deliverance to someone. He does not always send His angels to go before us to make our way smooth, but instead we are called to be the cheerleader, the comforter, for someone else. We might be called to hold the hand of a person as the Holy Spirit guides him through a hard time. Oh, but what an honor to be trusted and used by the Holy Spirit.
We are truly comforted in our spirit when the light of truth dissipates our darkness. This is when a solution comes to mind that is not self-centered. It is when a sense of peace fills our mind when our five senses are telling us that something is wrong with, maybe, our health, our marriage, or family. Comfort always comes in the form of something different than our five senses can pick up on. It is a strong sense of confidence, a knowing deep in the soul, it is an unexplained sense of comfort that comes only from the Holy Spirit.
Was just reading one of my personal testimonies I wrote down in my journal years ago, so I thought I would share it. “The power of God is so amazing! After plugging up my curling iron, I realized it had dried spray on it. So I took the corner of a wet towel and went down it to clean it and my thumb went right down on the iron. I knew I burnt it, cause it was really hurting. I immediately prayed and asked God to stop the pain, and instantly I felt the pain being pulled out of my thumb! It never did hurt at all after that even though it did have a blister. I’m convinced that if I had asked God to “heal” my thumb, I would not have even had the blister.”
There can be no victory where there is no desire for the use of the Holy Spirit’s weapons of warfare. A kind word is a weapon against rudeness, a soft answer is a weapon against anger, love is a weapon against hate and etc. It’s all in the using for the benefit of others. For every work of the flesh, there is a weapon that can defeat it. Life and peace dwell in the fruit of righteousness. If we are inspired by our five senses, which provide for and satisfy our physical bodies, we will be distracted from this life-saving fruit which heals the giver and the receiver.
God (Yahweh) knows all things, even what we need before we pray. When we seek for healing, He already knows our need. Communication between us and God builds our faith and prepares us to receive; for as our faith is so shall it be. We might not feel worthy to receive if we have not learned what he has promised us; we will not have faith to take his gift of healing. Power is in our praises! Not because it is flattering God, but because our praises till the soil of our minds so our faith can bear fruit. “Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might” (Psa. 21:13 NIV).
Oh Yah, who made the sky and sea,
And everything, including me;
Oh mighty one, who reigns on high,
What need have you for such as I?
Your domain seems to be complete,
With your strength none can compete.
I see no lack in what you’ve done,
How can you need such a lowly one?
You’ve made worlds beyond my view,
Awesome is the word for you.
You listen to the prayers I pray,
Yet you’re so high, and I’m of clay.
Your throne-rights you have shared with me,
Oh mighty God, how can this be?
But I am thankful just the same,
And bend my knee to praise your name.
Mildred Eslick Garner
The love of Yah is deep and pure,
It’s greater than the vast sphere.
The carnal mind can never see,
The glory that we’re called to be.
The promise that is ours in Him,
Is far above the earthly realm.
The suffering now, will not compare,
With the glory we shall share.
Mildred Eslick Garner