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. – Ephesians 6:12
There is the story Sweet Brown, the internet sensation, whose apartment was ravaged by a fire. When interviewed, she explained how that she had Bronchitis, and “ain’t nobody got time for that”. You can watch the video clip here. People think this interview is really funny. I think it is too. But I also think it has a message. I think of it in terms of people that seem to want to steal your joy. I think of it in terms of the difficult people at your job, the neighbor that seems irritable, that family member whom it seems was sent on earth to make your life miserable. I think of it in terms of your bitter rival, the thorn in your flesh, the person that brings out the worst in you, time and time again. Well, “ain’t nobody got time for that”.
A’int nobody got time for strife, malice, hatred and all that. For the scriptures reveal that our battle is not physical. It’s not against Him or Her. It’s not against any specific human being. Our battle is against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world. Our struggle, our fight, is against spiritual wickedness in high places. May we be constantly fighting this battle, not with our fists, but on our knees. May we continually claim the victory Christ won on the cross, who crushed the serpents head. May we continually plead the blood of Jesus Christ over our loved ones. May we continually call upon that name that is given above every other name, that at its mention, every knee shall bow. Be it in heaven, on earth, or under the earth – JESUS CHRIST.
So the next time someone tries to get on your nerves, tries to kick dirt in your eyes, tries to be water in your blood, tries to start a quarrel or a fight – Just remind them that: “ain’t nobody got time for that.”