”A man’s enemies will be those of his own household” Matthew 10:36
What was the true meaning behind this statement Christ so profoundly exclaimed? That our family members are secretly our enemies out to see us harm or destroy us in some kind of way? That jealousy, money, greed or power of one family member over another create enemies within our homes? Well, I don’t entirely agree with this more than I agree with the fact that we ourselves are our worst enemies we could ever have in our lifetime based on the battle waged against ourselves in our minds…the true battlefield. We know that we are the living temple of God and that His Spirit dwells within us…an extension of God in human form. Therefore, we tend to beat ourselves up to death at times destroying the very thing we’re trying to build…spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. The “I can’t”, “It’s impossible”, “Fear”, “Self-hate”, …all the expressions of lack of faith and excuses we give ourselves is what we continue to receive because we haven’t learned yet about that almighty living power of God dwelling within us to press forward in absolute faith to overcome. Didn’t it say somewhere in the word…”31 what then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:31-39
Paul made something very clear if we are to be more than conquerors in this lifetime and start life anew with a new vision and a new hope…renewed with a new strength as a new man and that was…”And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2. The battle and the real enemy is that of the mind, and if there is no enemy in the mind, then there is no enemy to point the finger at on the outside. Conqueror your inner fears with faith and let the light of God shine throughout your entire being. Our Lord did it and showed us how…keep in step with the Spirit. God bless.