Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Have you ever heard the phrase, "There is a war raging for our lives". I know I have. I have said it to people too. In Ephesians 6:12 it says, "For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." The enemy (Satan) wants our souls, our love, and our undivided attention. (He is a control freak!) But God has us Christians. So consequently, Satan is fighting God (a fight that God has already won) over us. The enemy will do whatever it takes for just one person to fall away from God, in hopes that that person will lead others astray.

God does not want us to fall into the temptations that are always coming to us, and he loves us and hates to see us in pain (that does not mean that he will not allow pain to come, But that's a whole different topic), so he gave us armor. Not the physical type of armor. But the Armor of God. In Ephesians 6:10-17, it has the reasons why God gave you the armor. This armor is free and it should be part of your daily apparel. God gave you the choice of wearing it when you gave him yourself. So, although it is your choice to wear it or not, and since it is invisible, to be safe in your everyday spiritual battle, you should put on the full armor of God.

How do you fight and win? Pray. If you speak in tongues, use it often. Your prayer language is a smart bomb. it goes into the spiritual realm and it does what God wills it to do. Don't leave others to this dark world. Be a light. Take every opportunity and use it for God's glory. Ask Jesus what he wants you to do, and if he does not tell you to do something, don't do it, because everything that he does has a purpose. I do believe in evangelizing, but only if God tells you to evangelize to certain people. (that is just my belief. If that is not what you think, that is okay.) He will prepare you for whatever tasks he asks you to do. Although the battle may get harder, when you are at your weakest point, your weakness shows God's strength.

Ephesians 6:10-11 says, "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes." Then it says later after verse 12;  " Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  God has given you what you need for battle. And without him, we would lose the battle, but God is faithful. "Our battle is NOT against flesh and blood, there is a battle raging for our souls, our lives, and our love."
The question is, are you going to fight it?


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