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April 25, 2024 | Daily Devotionals | April 25

Night Vision


Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 


Borrowing from the comments by soldiers who have used night vision in combat, ask yourself:

  • How valuable is the ability to see your invisible enemy by taking away his cover of darkness?
  • How useful is the ability to neutralize threats quickly? 
  • How disconcerting do you think it is to a terrorist organization when all its fake identities, safe houses, fronting businesses, weapons caches, terrorist cells, and its ultimate, secret playbook is intercepted and disseminated? 
  • How helpful would it be to know the psychology of your enemy leader, his motivations, and the resulting tactics?


Oh yes, you can believe that Satan is hot under the collar about you having night vision and his desire is that it goes one place: nowhere. That’s why in order to employ God’s night vision it’s going to take a lot more than passion and a game plan against pride. It takes supernatural discernment and wisdom that can only come from God’s war room.


Notice that God doesn’t give just anyone living wisdom for the fight. He looks for the difference between the intellectual understanding and practical application. We all know lots of guys—including pastors and full-time theologians—who have been given the intel that God provides but are still getting slaughtered by the enemy. They have the head knowledge, but they are not putting His supernatural dynamics into effect. Or they have the learning, but lack the integrity and honesty. 


The Bible says the more spiritually undivided you are the better your intel gets. More integrity, more clarity. I love how Proverbs 2:7 (ESV) puts it: “He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity.”


Jesus, you have given me a new mind to understand your will. Thanks for the Intel and the wisdom to use it.


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