June 19

…they (the giants in the land) are our bread… Numbers 14:9

…take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand… above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ephesians 6:13, 16

Our warfare is against all things that rise up against God, whether in our own hearts or from the kingdom of darkness. When these enemies appear, we must never be faint-hearted. This warfare is common to all Christians, and we need the spirit of Joshua and Caleb, who viewed the giants as a good breakfast! They clearly viewed opposition as something by which they would prove God’s faithfulness and power. Faith is the opposite of worry and fear. We must not fear the devil or temptation, but hold up the shield of confidence in God, and faith in God’s power to defend those who trust in Him. You may not have great faith for great miracles, but you can have great confidence that God is on your side. This faith then extends to the tearing down of strongholds such as Jericho, which is a picture of the fortresses in our minds such as unbelief. The devil constantly taunts us with our little faith and achievements. Somehow we even agree with him and call it humility! But while we know we bring very little to the Kingdom of God, we know also that we serve a great King who is matchless in battle. You don’t have to boast in yourself having great faith – boast in the King! Sit down with Him and eat your enemies for breakfast.