Updated: May 27, 2020
As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before god
Do you have an enemy? Is it a person? Is it a circumstance? Is it your past? Is it something within yourself?
In Matthew ch 5, Jesus encouraged us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. It’s a great policy to adopt! It ensures that your heart is right and helps prevent you from wrongly accusing someone or something of being your enemy.
Really, the only thing that should be qualified as an enemy is that which is the enemy of God. It is from the place of love and prayer that we can discern that which is the enemy of God. Then our situation must be handled with an attitude of grace, in the knowledge that we were once enemies of God (Romans 5:10).
So, from that place of love, prayer, and a gracious attitude, the thing to do next is to allow the wind of the Spirit to blow upon you and to allow the fire of God to be poured into you.
Smoke is driven away by wind. Wax is melted by fire. Wind and fire are both used at times in the Bible as symbolic of the Holy Spirit. Herein might lie your answer. Do not seek to fight a battle. Do not play the battle out in your mind, even in your private moments. Seek the freshness of the Holy Spirit. You will then find yourself in a place where you can ignore the distracting ploys of the enemy upon your life. Your enemy will become like smoke before the wind and wax before the fire. You will move forward with ease in to all that God has for you.
Am I finding myself fighting battles, even in my mind? Can I surrender the fight to Jesus through love, prayer, and an attitude of grace.
Holy Spirit, blow upon me afresh today. Fill me with your fire. Help me to surrender every circumstance of my life to you.