Pursue the Enemy
July 26, 2020 (Post #45)
(From Journal #4: March 4, 2006)
This morning while reading the Bible, I saw something in Psalm 18 I hadn’t seen before: Psalm 18:37-39: I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed. I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet. You armed me with strength for battle…
This so spoke to me about the recent decision I had to make about whether or not to do another round of immunotherapy for non-Hodgkins lymphoma as the doctor suggested. He also said that because NHL is “chronic” some doctors treat initially to “suppress” the cancer and then “wait and watch.” I remember what immediately sprang up from my heart and out of my mouth: “I’m not interested in managing cancer. I’m getting rid of it.”
Oh Lord, this scripture confirms to me that I am rightly pursuing my enemy cancer and I won’t stop until it’s destroyed. I refuse to accept that the enemy somehow has “permission” to stay and attack my body under the guise of “chronic.” The enemy is crushed and beneath my feet because it’s beneath YOUR feet and I know who I am in You! Your Holy Spirit living inside me provides the strength and power to fight this enemy to its destruction.
Romans 6:20: And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
Ephesians 1:22-23: And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.