The Battle

You may be dealing with a long-standing attack on your life and have come to realize that there is no way for you to get out of this on your own. The battle has been so intense for so long that you have almost accepted ... it may never end. You've prayed every prayer of deliverance, you've called out for mercy and justice to Almighty God and in the absence of visible intervention have reconciled that perhaps He simply does not see you. The one thing you do know is that this assault is a direct hit from the enemy who hates you and has been unrelenting in his battering. There was a woman "whom Satan had bound" (Luke 13:16) who had sustained eighteen years of attack. Eighteen years of infirmity which bent her soul, spirit and body toward the dust of the ground. Eighteen long years of wishing, hoping and praying that something, some miracle ... someone would help her, would heal her ... would see her and do something about it! Take the Old Testament story of Hagar, who declared in her crisis in Genesis 16:13 "...'You are the God who sees me', for she said, 'I have now seen the One who sees me.'" There is something powerful about finally SEEING the One Who sees you. Job was at the end of his desperate trial when he declared in Job 42:5 “My ears had heard of you, but now my eyes have seen you.” The woman in Luke 13 finally saw Jesus, the Son of God. It says in verse 12, “But when Jesus saw her …” God had known this woman’s plight since her conception, yet on this day ~~ HER eyes now saw the One who had always seen her. “He called her to Him and said to her, ‘Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.’” Eighteen years of pain and assault ~~ gone in a moment of time. If you are walking through an unrelenting furnace of affliction, set your heart, soul and eyes on seeing Jesus. Your suddenly is coming! When you see the vindication, healing, restoration and resurrection He has had specifically planned for you all along, your eyes will truly to opened to seeing Who He is. All loving, all compassionate, all-powerful, God of justice and truth. He is Who you must see… for that will set you free.

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