I took on the same confidence as the antelopes with the goggles. The revelation of who God is to me, what his Son did for me, and the power of His word, are my night vision goggles. It took me a minute to locate my goggles, but when I got them on I literally called my adversary Carl (no offense to anyone named Carl, I’m not calling you Satan). I saw what he was trying to do. As I said in the last post, battles are lost or won in the mind. If my adversary can get me to think along his lines, then I’ve lost. Just like the spies during the leadership of Moses that came back saying the Israelites were like insects because the people in the land were giants. Giants have weaknesses just like the next person and the strengths of an average person can be just enough to overtake a giant, or what seems to be a giant.
Our adversary must do his job, just as the lion must prowl. Any weak spots we have, it’s his job to try them to see if we will break, just like a lion will study a herd to find a weak or unsuspecting animal to prey on. But we have goggles made from our revelation, our salvation and the word, that reveal the attacks of the adversary. Some attacks require stronger revelation, and the Holy Spirit is available to reveal God and his word to us. The P31 parallel is found in verse 4 and 5.
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Nor for princes intoxicating drink;
For if they drink, they may forget the law and not give justice to the oppressed
The thoughts and suggestions of the enemy are like intoxicating drinks, drowning out the words of God, lulling us into actions that lead us away from victory. So the next time you feel yourself getting a little tipsy on things that are contrary to God, dig out your night vision goggles and say, “I see you Carl”.
References: Proverbs 31: 4-5
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