Forgiveness: We Wrestle Not Against Flesh And Blood!
By Rusty Wilson

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

As the body of Christ we aren’t supposed to be wrestling or fighting against each other. When we fight with each other the devil just sits back and watches with a big smile on his face. We make his job easy and doing exactly what he wants us to do. That gives him the glory. Colossians 3:13 says, Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

All the devil has to do is get a child of God to think and say something about a brother or sister in the Lord and they start arguing and the fight is on. What the one needs to do is be patient with the other, love them and not let what they say or do bother them and to pray for them. This takes the help and leading of the Holy Spirit and the discipline of ourselves.

It’s important to stop, apologize and forgive each other and repent for allowing strife and division to enter in. You may ask, what if they don’t forgive me. You keep that between them and God and you continue to keep forgiveness in your heart for them, no matter what they say or do and this can be done with the help of the Holy Spirit. What they say about you is between them and God. We’ve got to keep ourselves out of the bondage of unforgiveness, which is a tool of the devil.

When we choose to forgive the person who makes us angry or tries to fight with us, we can say, No, I will not fight or wrestle and I refuse to allow strife to come in. Again this takes the help and leading of the Holy Spirit and the discipline of ourselves. We can speak this: “I choose to walk in the Love of God and be His love”. Let’s let this be an encouragement to ourselves and to others and love one another and have peace with one another.

Scripture Reading: Luke 6:37; Luke 17:3-4 (AMP)