Thursday, October 18, 2012
Live Light in 25 Words- Day 17. "Unseen & Defeated"
" For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places " Ephesians 6:12 Q. How does this reminder of our opposition, help you in your journey as a Christian ? I think often we misunderstand what this means in our day to day life. I have met Christians who proclaim that every untoward event that occurs in their life is an attack from the devil. This may very well be so in some circumstances, my perspective is a little different. Life's curveballs, unfortunate events, the bad stuff, is just that ......life. Our enemy doesn't necessarily cause these things to happen however he does take advantage of how we choose to deal with difficult periods in our journey. I'm certainly not saying that as Christians we are not a prime target, but I do think that we give the enemy a little too much credence, instead of relying on the fact that " He that is in me is stronger than he that is in the world." Our battle is not with one another but with the unseen. The awesome fact is, that the battle is already won! Whether it just be life or a direct assault to prevent us from walking in the victory that is promised us, we must be ever mindful that " In our weakness, He is strong." There are many and varied ways to battle physically, here in our earthly realm, but the Real battle is fought in the spiritual realm. How do we fight an unseen enemy......PRAYER......WORSHIP.......and THE WORD. Against these things our enemy is rendered powerless. Lxx