Have you ever felt like you are in an endless war with an invisible enemy that seems to continue to pester and poke at you in the same place over and over again? Have you ever been exhausted from fighting and wondering when you are going to experience victory in this fight? If so, you are not alone, just moments ago, the Lord spoke to me as I just came out of yet another fight with the enemy, and the Lord said, “Don’t fight, fly”. I said, Lord, I understand fight or flight, He said, “I didn’t say flight, I said, fly”. As I thought about what the Lord was saying, I realized, He wants us to fly above the circumstances that are trying to get us to fight, He wants us to fly, not fight.
Why would God say, “Don’t fight, fly?” I am a warrior, I understand verses like, Psalm 144:1 “Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle” and Psalm 18:34, “He trains my hands for battle; he strengthens my arm to draw a bronze bow.” These verse make sense to me, for I have been trained to fight, but the day we are living in is not a day of war in which we fight, it is a day of war in which we fly. We fly above circumstances and situations that try to get us to fight. But why fly and not fight?
The Lord is calling us to fly, because He wants to have us sit at His right hand, until He makes our enemies His footstool for our feet (Psalm 110:1). The enemy is a defeated foe, not because we are such great fighters, but because Jesus defeated Him on the cross once and for all and sealed the deal with His resurrection from the dead on the third day. Colossians 2:12-15 says it this way, “And having been buried with Him in baptism, you were raised with Him through your faith in the power of God, who raised Him from the dead. When you were dead in your trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our trespasses, having canceled the debt ascribed to us in the decrees that stood against us. He took it away, nailing it to the cross! And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” When we don’t fight, but fly, we are accessing the victory that Jesus won on the cross.
The enemy wants us to fight, he loves keeping us grounded, focused on our circumstances in order to wear us out. But as we fly, as we ascend in our spirit to our seat in heavenly places, right next to Christ, we sit and the enemy is made our footstool, because Jesus already defeated him. Talk about a refreshing thought! When we fly, we appropriate what was won. Flying is rest! In this new era, the war is already won, but we must fly in order to access the victory. Self-effort, striving, struggling is all works of the flesh, that makes us feel like we are doing something, but it is not achieving the goal of Christ, which is to have us fly. When He ascended, we ascended, it’s time to fly, not fight.
Faith is flying, for faith is believing what has been won for us. It takes faith to fly, for we have to believe the enemy is already defeated. I know the circumstances are screaming in your ear, I understand, it’s easier said than done, but our only responsibility is to believe and as we believe, we activate our faith, we don’t fight, we fly. What a mighty God we serve. He is inviting us to fly. It is in the flight that you see the defeated enemy you have been fighting. Fly my friends, fly. You were made to fly!