DROP THE DISGUISE

DROP THE DISGUISE

2 Chronicles 18:29
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “I will disguise myself and go into battle; but you put on your robes.” So the king of Israel disguised himself, and they went into battle.

The scripture you just read highlights the action of the king of Israel before he went into battle: how he disguised himself by wearing a covering on himself to conceal his true identity and mislead the enemy. It looked like a good plan at the beginning, but at the end, it failed. Sadly, the camouflage could not provide protection for the king when it mattered most. The king of Israel was killed by one of the stray arrows that was shot randomly by a Syrian soldier (see 2 Chronicles 18:29).

Just like the king of Israel, we are also engaged in a battle. However, the contention is not with humans, but with demonic spirits seeking to control our lives, finances, business, career, relationships and destinies. Where the battle takes place is in our minds daily. Furthermore, without a protective covering over our minds, we are completely defenceless in this battle. Wearing a disguise and going into in a spiritual battle, amounts to foolishness. A camouflage may work when you are dealing with men, but not with the devil; he will see through any deceptive cover. We cannot afford anything that conceals our identity in Christ when we engage spiritual battles. Why? It is from the position of our union in Christ that we are guaranteed of victory in the contentions with spirits in our minds.

Apostle Paul, in his letter to the church in Ephesians, reaffirmed the need for the armour of God in this battle for control going on in our minds (see Ephesians 6:11-18). The protective cover referred to by Paul is not physical, but revealed truths about what has been provided for us in Christ. These truths firmly fastened on your mind as convictions, makes us totally shielded from the wiles and tricks of the devil.

Beloved, we can glean this as a lesson from our scripture for today. Pretending to be who you are not makes you vulnerable in spiritual battles. It is a foolish plan that brings regrets.

 

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