“Because we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against authorities, against the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual matters of wickedness in the heavenlies. Because of this, take up the complete armour of Elohim, so that you have power to withstand in the wicked day, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:12,13).
We should get that although we do struggle against spiritual forces of unrighteousness. It is the case that we should also get that we fight demon possessed people. Oh, nobody wants to admit that their mother, father, kids and other people we deal with are demon possessed. In fact, we are so caught up in television and what media portrays as demon possession that we can’t see that people we deal with everyday are demon possessed. It is the case that people dont have to be vomiting green slime to be so.
Because we do wrestle with this phenomena unseen we should be quick if we are truly called as we say to recognize evil when it is before us, and know this is not a game or one of the silly arguments we have with someone, but evil.
Notice, Ephesians 6:5, starts out with telling servants to obey their Masters. Well that verse will throw someone’s mind off if they have not renewed thinking. We know today people are not slaves in the sense of chains, however, someone is a slave to the god of their world. Hence, are most like that which we follow or think like. For this occasion, this speaks of (for example) someone in the workplace. Therefore, we are servants doing a service for that place. Simple, not difficult at all. However, the problem is not going to work, but working for people who are not set apart. This says, that we might work for people who are unethical, dishonest, liars, and this is difficult for one who has come from among this type thinking. It is not the case of going to work and doing our jobs, but about going to work and doing our job in righteousness. This means trouble if one is walking in TRUTH. BATTLE!
This is why the word proclaims, “Put on the entire armor of Yahwah.” Because without the ENTIRE suit, we are tempted to give in. We cannot fight if we are not walking in truth. So look at this, “Servants, obey your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Messiah; not with eye-service as men-pleasers, but as servants of Messiah, doing the desire of Elohim from the inner self,” (Ephesians 6:5,6).
In this instance, we see that again we might choose to give in and do as they wish, or stand for truth. Choose wisely.
Today: Ask yourself, Where is my head at? Am I doing and speaking righteousness even at work? If not change that. Say, no matter what I am for truth! Today I will break from unethical thinking, lies and hypocrisy by speaking and living truth in my workplace.
For your hearing:
Watch: Communication in the workplace Group 3: Exploring Unethical/Illegal behavior in the Workplace
- Why I Keep the Seventh Day Sabbath (christinachronicles.com)