“When you go out to battle against your enemies and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you,
do not be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, is with you.
When you are approaching the battle, the priest shall come near and speak to the people.
He shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel, you are approaching the battle against your enemies today.
Do not be fainthearted.
Do not be afraid, or panic, or tremble before them,
for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you,
to fight for you against your enemies to save you.’”
God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So the same God that went before Israel, will go before us as we battle Satan’s strongholds in our hearts and in the world.
The Bible contrasts Israel coming out of Egypt to our coming out of darkness and into the light of the Father’s kingdom. We do not face chariots and horses, but we do face pride and sin and great evil.
We also do not need to be afraid, because our Father goes before us and He is mighty to save! In the end, He wins! And through it all, He is with you! His very presence resides in your heart. Trust is the opposite of fear. Trust our Father, and the enemy must flee because darkness cannot coexist with light.