New Song NY

How To Be Victorious In Spiritual Warfare – Surrendering To God Leads To Victory

As a man who follows after God and seeks to serve Him, I am often attacked by the enemy in all kinds of ways. It’s not easy serving God, because you have all sorts of attacks perpetrated against you. The Bible tells us to wear the full armor of God to protect ourselves against the fiery darts of the wicked one.

At one stage I was considering giving up my walk with God and was suffering from depression and all kinds of terrible spiritual attacks, what got me through this situation was praising God, by getting involved in the praise and worship singing at my local church. Praise and worship is powerful when you release and surrender yourself to God and leave everything in His hands, raising your arms in surrender during praise and worship is really a way of giving it all up to God. When a police officer points his gun at a criminal, the criminal raises his arms to show the police officer he surrenders and gives up. When I raise my arms to God during praise and worship, I am telling God that I give up and I completely surrender myself to Him, “my life is going terrible God and I’m under all kinds of attacks, but I surrender God and I give it all to you, take me over God and take charge of my life, place the handcuffs upon me so I won’t do anything stupid anymore. You’re in charge of my life now God and I leave everything in your hands.

When we raise our hands to God during worship we are surrendering just like criminal surrenders to a cop when a gun is pointed at him. Surrendering yourself is often considered a weak act, but we are strongest in our weakness through Christ, “for when I am weak, then am I strong.”(2 Corinthians 12:10). When we surrender ourselves and raise our hands during worship, we are telling God that we are weak and we need him to lift us up.

When we lift our hands we in surrender we are humbling ourselves, and God gives grace to those who fully surrender and humble themselves, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”(1 Peter 5:5). We get the biggest and most potent measure of grace poured upon us, when we humble and surrender ourselves to God. When we raise our hands in worship and surrender it all to God, we are giving ourselves to the Lord because we are telling Him we cannot do it on our own without Him.

When Moses and the Israelites fought the Amalekites, whenever Moses raised his hands on the top of the mountain the Israelites would win the battle, but whenever Moses dropped his hands the Israelites would lose the battle. “As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.”(Exodus 17:11). I read this passage in the book of Exodus and I can see myself standing on top of that mountain, and whenever I raise my hands in surrender to God during worship, I feel like I let God take over the battle and he fights for me and I become victorious. Whenever I drop my hands during worship and just treat it like a casual affair, and listen to the praise and worship music in a casual and independent way, I feel like I’m losing the battle because I haven’t surrendered to God and let him take over. Raising your hands in surrender to God during praise and worship allows you to win the battle in your life, just as Moses won the battle when he raised his hands on the Mountain.
music blog

Tue, October 30 2012 » News And Society

Leave a Reply