“What is the “Fight of No Fight?”
Again, what is a paradox? A seemingly absurd statement that may actually be true. You don’t really expect God to operate within natural law do you? Wouldn’t that be kind of disappointing? I mean, God should be the only one who is able to supersede natural law and exercise supernatural as natural. The problem for us is that our brains have a hard time comprehending it, and as much as we may want it, our minds still boggle! Therefore, we actually fail to “believe” like a little child.
Childlike faith is powerful in the Kingdom of God. The “Fight of No Fight” is a state of peace and rest that still has forward motion, i.e. progress and action, through supernatural means, i.e. GOD! Consider these scriptures from Hebrews 3 >
“Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, (God speaking), and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. So, I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest. Take heed, brethern, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.”
This promise of a rest is not just future, as in heaven, but it is also NOW! So how can we begin to explain this in a way more simple to understand. First of all realize that fear, anxiety, unforgiveness, anger, hate, all of these are not of faith and not of the REST God offers us. They are counterproductive to the “Fight of No Fight”. The “No Fight” style has complete trust in their heavenly Father, and also complete surrender. We must fight such thoughts, actions, and habits.
Remember the old song, “I surrender all?” Well did you? If so, then how are you still fighting? I thought we surrendered? A surrender means the fighting stops! But this is the paradox! Our surrender to God actually puts into effect an even more powerful force that works to our good! Only God can do this. It makes absolutely no sense in any other venue other than the ways of God.
We call this the “good fight” of FAITH. It is a real fighting method, supernatural in its way, but it works through surrender, because the upside down Kingdom of God, (which is only upside down to our mortal ways of thinking), but the upside down Kingdom of God works in this way! God said: “they have not known my ways.”
He also said, “they do always err in their heart.”
But how do you explain this to people? How do you teach a way so alien to our mortal abilities and ways of thinking? My way is…My Father’s House. We can all picture the safety, power, and peace of a great house. It’s a starting place for training our brain to understand the power of Habitation. God says our habits create our habitation. God’s House will teach us the powerful “House Rules” of a great life if we live in and love our Father’s House.
Begin to practice seeing it in your mind’s eye. It is a place of REST, because of FAITH in the power and love of the one who maintains the House. You must always see yourself there no matter what. But remember, if you’re not true in this, if you do not really want to know the power of the House Rules and live in them, then you become the prodigal.
Telling yourself you live in the Father’s House will do you no good if it’s not actually true. Faith is a fight. The paradox continues and it will strain your brain if you’re not willing to become God’s child. It’s really so simple, and yet God has chosen it to be the most powerful! It becomes the most powerful because God chose it so, not because any natural law says yea or nay!
As we live in our Father’s House as His children, we become more and more like Him. We are His offspring. We grow in His likeness, even in our actions. A quality sword cuts through the cares of this life in a totally different way than a cheap sword from China. Are we real or fake? The world will quickly reveal if we’re paying attention, and if we’re honest with ourself.
So we begin to renew our mind. We begin to be transformed by the forming of new habits after God’s powerful House Rules, such as prayer, faith, His Word, overcoming evil with good. Our Father’s ways are not of the ways of this world. We become this warrior of faith, peace, grace, love, light, healing, and the list goes on. No weapon formed against us will prosper when we live in God’s House.
So…examine the walls of the place that is your spiritual house, and this includes what you call church, because the Father’s House includes the full body of Christ, the church, but does your church really look like what Jesus did? This may be the first step of you opening your eyes to what it really means to be like Jesus. We got to get back to a true picture of Jesus, and thereby also our Father’s House.
Once again I must emphasis we have barely scratched the surface of this powerful vision every child of God should have. Yes we are warriors, but we have our own fighting style after Christ, and it works in ways to boggle the minds of the world, it even lives in the paradox, where children imagine great things and shine that magic light only they have. More coming soon, here under the Willow Tree.