"When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, 'If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.' So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea. The Israelites went up out of Egypt ready for battle. Moses took the bones of Joseph with him because Joseph had made the Israelites swear an oath. He had said, 'God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up with you from this place.'” Exodus 13:17-19 NIV.
Right now, while having devotions, I asked myself a not-so-simple simple question: "Why do we insist on waging war on a battle that has already been won?"
I recently had the revelation that when we choose to wage war, we are simply wasting our energy on fighting something that is already defeated; very similar to stomping on a dead bug - It's already dead, and it's not possible for it to come back and cause us more terror and annoyance. That is, unless we allow it to be revived... In the Name of Yeshua, we are capable of many mighty things (healing, intercession, and deep communication, etc...). Likewise, if we entertain the adversary, we have the ability to command things here and there, but with severe repercussions. It could mean literal death for us, or severe sickness, pain, or fear (to name a few things). If we command that dead little bug to get up and walk, it shall.
Be vigilant to walk in the Light of Messiah - Do NOT call things up that are dead, defeated, and squashed, but allow G-d to wash away the things that remain. Allow G-d to heal and cleanse you, and wash away the dead bugs. For He is the abundant river of life, that cleanses all things!
Our G-d is an amazing G-d, and in His Name, I say that we have the ability to rest in His peace - just let Him into your heart, that He will meet you right where you are.