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Yesterday I heard this statement numerous times and it made me sit up and listen.  Fight or Flight. 

I want to talk about this in the context of spiritual things.  It is my experience that this choice occurs just before breakthrough.  You literally are standing on the brink of breakthrough and for some reason – the pressure increases. 

All of a sudden, you begin to question if you are hearing God or not.  You begin to think maybe you have come the wrong way.  Everything you can see with your natural eyes is telling you that you are missing it and it’s not going to happen the way you have hoped it would.  Then, somewhere on the inside, all you want to do is run.  Run from the situation, run from the battle – you want to be anywhere but here.  Ever been there?

I know I have, a few dozen times.  It took me a few times to discover that it is always just before a breakthrough.  My great-grandmother used to say ‘it’s always darkest before the dawn.’  While I don’t particularly like that saying, it is sometimes true.  At least partially true.

It’s not really that it is darkest before the dawn – it is just that the enemy wants you to think that it is darkest before the dawn.  And he wants you to take flight because he knows if you don’t, you will see your promise.

Twice in the Bible, God told His people to stand still.  First let’s look at Exodus 14:13,; And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.

If you are standing at a Red Sea with no way across and you see the enemy coming at you armed for battle, I am certain that you would want to run.  After all, there is no way of escape, or so it seems.  But you must remember, God is the way of escape.  He told His people to stand still and they would see His salvation, His deliverance.  I love the rest of the scripture; for the enemy you see today, you shall see again no more, forever.  Don’t you love that! 

You see, if you stand and stand until you see God’s salvation, you won’t see that enemy again, forever.  That is enough to make you stand in my opinion.

Now, let’s look at the second scripture; You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; (2 Chron. 20:17)

In this place, there is no need for a fight, you only need to stand.  That’s what position yourself means.   Simply take your place and refuse to move off it.  Stand on what God has told you.  Stand on what God has showed you.  Stand firm on His promises and refuse to move.  Refuse to take flight.  Instead fight.  And remember, your only fight is to stand.  And don’t be afraid. Resist fear.

You see, there is a great promise when we stand.  We will see His salvation.  We only need to stand.  We don’t need to try to control people.  We don’t need to attempt to manipulate people or the situation – no, we only need to stand.  Just stand still and see His salvation.  Salvation includes deliverance, prosperity, healing, peace, and so much more.  Stand still and see it.

 

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