Monday, January 7, 2008
An Invisible War
The church today in many cases has fallen into a dangerous trap. That trap is having a healthy understanding that God, and the Spirit of God, are not the only forces at work in out world. God has a great enemy, Satan, and that enemy is out to cancel, or discredit the work and people of God. Those who are following after Christ need to realize that Satan is real, and not simply a passive entity. Now we must realize that we cannot blame all the problems, struggles and ills of our live and world on Satan. There are consequences to human choices. However, we have to understand that Satan uses those human consequences to exploit the work of God. If we are to pay attention to the fullness of God, we must be aware that Satan is looking to take us down. We must also remember the words of Christ in John 10:10 " The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, but I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly." When we allow the work of Satan to go on unchallenged in our lives, we allow the thief to get into our lives, we forfeit the abundant life God longs for us to have.