Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spiritual Warfare! Ephesians 6:11

Good morning everyone,
If I were to ask you this question, what would you say, "Are we in the middle of Spiritual Warfare?"  The enemy (satan) is alive and is ready to attack and destroy if you do not put on the full armour of God!  Ephesians 6:11 says, "Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil."  It is a constant battle and if you want the life and freedom that Jesus offers, you are going to have to be prepared.  The closer you get to Jesus Christ, the more satan is going to attack your very core.  Galatians 5:1 tells us, "For freedom, Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery."  Sometimes we as Christians go through what I call a cyclical latter approach in our relationship with our Savior.  Think back for a moment with where you've hence come.  Before you knew Christ, you did as you pleased when you wanted and you answered to no higher power.  In the rat race of things, you saw an emptiness that was not being filled in your life and you got fed up with being fed up.  Christ was pulling on your heart strings to ask you to let Him in so He could be Lord of your life.  Whether you did this at an early age, you did it recently, or you are considering it now; once you ask Jesus into your life, don't think like most; that things are going to get easier.  Let me tell you, that is a lie!!  The more you surrender to the Savior, the more satan wants to steal you away!  Your future has been made secure, but that doesn't mean that it is going to be a walk in the park.  When people live a life that is not committed to the Savior, satan has you where he wants you and that place is called 'limbo.'  Limbo is not really committed to anything.  Not preparing, after you've made the decision to follow Christ, allows that craziness of going in circles and up and downs in your relationship!  Putting on the full armour allows you to resist the things that satan says you can't live without!  With every victory, the attacker will come at you and overtake you unless you have the 'Sword' drawn!  Choose this day whom you will serve.  But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15). 
Your brother in Christ,

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