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Friday, May 3, 2013

Satan Is A Real Enemy


In summary of Ephesians 6:12 it says,
“For our struggle 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.”


Bottom Line:
Our fight (struggle) is not against people here on earth, rather its a battle against wicked rulers and powers of the unseen darkness, the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly realms.

What this means to me:
I have an enemy and it’s not one I can see like other people in my life.  This enemy isn’t flesh and blood at all.  This battle is with Satan, the enemy himself.  At times I feel discouraged, defeated and often think it’s the economy, a political action, a segment of people, or those I disagree with.  I blame things on these instead of the one whom the Bible calls a thief and a liar.  Satan is one who is out to destroy anyone who loves and follows Jesus.  On my own, I’m no match for battling him and his influence in my life (it's sort of like shooting a rubber band against a battleship.).  To find victory in these feelings, I need to start attacking the right enemy (Satan.).  I need Jesus and his power to help me.  Satan uses everyone, putting thoughts into my mind as well as other Christians, making us all pawns in his realm.  I need to learn that not everything that is spiritual is good.  There is spiritual light and spiritual darkness.  Satan does not fight fair.  He may not slug me, but he will insert discouraging and depressing ideas into my mind.  I need to protect myself with the armor of God. I need to learn to catch him in the act, let him know I know where that idea comes from, and ask Jesus for help.  Satan is a real enemy who disrupts life.  But there is good news, he doesn’t have a chance against Jesus.  

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