And when the people had come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, ‘Why has the LORD defeated us today before the Philistines?…’ – I Samuel 4:3
I Samuel 4:1-3
It is interesting to note the kind of understanding Israel had in this verse – that their military success or defeat was in the hands of the Lord and never in their enemy’s. It can be further postulated that they understood also that it didn’t depend on the size of their army or the enemy’s, their strategy or the enemy’s, their weapon of war or the enemy’s.
It was solely in the hands of God, and that was determined by their relationship with God. Their defeat here “by the Philistines” was a result of the profligacy of the sons of Eli, the corruption of the priesthood and the dimming of the light of God in the house of God.
In the same way, you must be quick to see that your victory in life is connected to your relationship with God. If God be for you, no enemy (whether demonic powers, sickness and disease, poverty, afflictions, marital problems, etc), will be able to win against you, no matter how hard they try. With God on your side, you win effortlessly!
II Samuel 22:30, Psalm 44:1-8 & Romans 8:31.
Command the weapons the enemy has fashioned against you to be destroyed; and declare you are a winner in the battles of life because God takes sides with you.