Rising to a Higher Level

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. (Ephesians 6:12)

Our battles have to be fought and won on higher ground. Our battles are not surface level and the fight is against spiritual wickedness in high places. How many times have we admired someone in leadership until we got to know them a little better? The familiarity and greater knowledge of someone can reveal their weaknesses and insecurities. Some people look a lot better from a distance.

We have to be careful not to put people on a pedestal and acknowledge that not everyone is gracious with power. Some people in positions of power can be the most corrupt and do the most detestable things.

The bible makes reference to spiritual wickedness and some people use power to oppress others. Paul encourages us to be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might and to put on the full armour of God to defend against attacks. (Ephesians 6:10-11)

We have to stand having our loins girded with the truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; (Ephesians 6:14) The disappointment from people in leadership and the realisation of how corrupt people are can be discouraging. We cannot loose our conviction due to disappointment or fall in line in order not to upset the status quo. Take a stand of righteousness and speak the truth even when it may not seem like the most popular thing to do. Trust God for his protection as you rise to a higher level.

A.P.-Y.

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