For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Eph6
Resisting in the Spirit!
“Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
Fighting spiritual forces of wickedness with spiritual power.
Not resisting in the flesh, but turning the other cheek.
Not fighting physical or spiritual forces with physical powers.
Fake Christianity: rising up with physical force (preserving self); their struggle is in the flesh.
Sheep of Jesus; going down in humility (losing self); their struggle is in the Spirit.
Fake Christianity, in pride and fear, encouraging their adherents to “take it back”, to “defeat the enemies” (physically) to preserve themselves, trust themselves, and rise up in the power of their flesh.
Sheep of Jesus, in humility and trust, encouraging one another to follow Jesus, to “love the enemies”, to lose their “self” and entrust themselves to their faithful Creator, in the power of the Spirit.