Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Friday, February 29, 2008

The Enemy

We are in a war, and it’s easy to forget who we are battling against as we “fight the good fight of faith.” It is the god of this world who is our enemy (see 1 Corinthians 4:1-4), the one the Bible says came to “kill, steal and to destroy.”

The Scriptures also teach that there are two worlds--the seen and the unseen. One is temporal; the other is eternal. God has opened the Christian’s eyes through the new birth to the unseen world--that there is a host of demonic personalities by which this world is deceived. When the unsaved speak of a person as “having his demons,” they don’t understand the truth of what they say. They simply mean that he has serious problems; but we know better. We know that there is a “spirit” that works in the “children of disobedience.”

When human beings come against us with hatred, anger and contempt, we have to remember that “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood.” Instead, we wrestle against “principalities and powers,” against “spiritual wickedness in high places.” So today, as you do battle with the people and problems of this world, keep in mind the identity of your enemy. If you can do that, you have won half the battle, because the way you fight will be spiritual, and not carnal.