Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Warfare

I am reading the book Driven by Shellie Neumeier. It's about a high school student who's life as a Christian has come under the attack of a demon. It's a good read and I recommend the book, but that's not why I mention it today. I bring it up because it has reminded me of something I think slips from many of our minds when we're not reading books like Driven or The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis: We are in the midst of a spiritual war. After all, Romans 8:38 couldn't refer to demons and "powers of hell" if they didn't exist.

Remember that on a daily basis, you are center stage. The God of the universe went to great lengths to secure your salvation, and the powers of hell would love to separate you from His love. Don't be worried - the Bible tells us NOTHING can separate us from God's love - but be aware. Those thoughts that spring to your mind, those temptations, some of those bad things that happen could be the handiwork of spiritual beings who are, in no uncertain terms, out to get you. Make sure you respond in a way that brings glory to Christ.

From Revelation, we know that God will win this battle, and dispose of Satan. As for us, followers of Christ, Romans 8:37 says, "No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us." (NLT)

Fight the good fight.



4 comments:

  1. It sounds like a book I'd like....wonder if the library has it???

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  2. Ephesians 6: 10-18 is also a great reminder of the batlle we fight each day! Everyday is a constant battle! But because God has overcome so shall we in Jesus name! Thnx 4 sharing!

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  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed DRIVEN! Spiritual warfare is definitely not a thing of the past (ever have a really rotten start to your Sunday--like almost couldn't/didn't make it to church only to discover the message felt like it was written from God to your heart?), and it's not something folks like to talk about. Fun, you're right. God has overcome and we stan victorious before we even wage the battle. Huzzah!

    Elizabeth, if your library doesn't carry DRIVEN (it's still somewhat new), you can ask your librarian to order it for you. Most libraries are great about finding the books their patrons want to read (authors love that, too:D).

    Again, thank you, Emily! It's been so nice to meet you.

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  4. I'm honored to have you stop by, Shellie! And, FunTo, you have a great point about Ephesians. We wouldn't need armour if there weren't a battle, right?

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