Thursday, October 16, 2008

Recognising the battle

For those of you who know me you know that I do not see demons everywhere. BUT I do believe in the spiritual battle. Sometimes it is not at the forefront of our minds and sometimes we need to recognise when we are in it.

One thing for sure is that when you are trying to push the envelope for God's kingdom the other kingdom does not like it and will use the usual tactics to get at you - temptation, deception and lies.

Paul reminds us in Ephesians 6 v 10 and following that we must take our guard in the fight. So much of this battle rages in our minds so it is no surprise that he tells us to put on the helmet of salvation. To continually place into our minds God's salvation message is probably the best thing we can do.

To the best of us in the battle is suggested, you are a failure, you are a fraud, you are no good, God is disappointed in you, he cannot love you and on and on the lies go till we end up believing this rubbish.

In its place we need to put the promises of God, yes you may get things wrong but there is no change in God's love no change in his grace. One thing I do realise more and more is that the enemies greatest tactic is to isolate people with their spiral of negative thoughts. Do not accept this get a Godly friend you can trust and stand together.

Take a look at this message from Craig Groeschel on spiritual warfare. Its about 35 min long but well worth the investment of your time.

2 comments:

Sue said...

very balanced Billy and so true. We need to be constantly aware of the battle we are in - if we arent getting any aggro from the devil (his sole purpose being to knock us off balance from our relationship with God), we arent being effective. I agree with the 'get a Godly friend' its a good biblical principle (Ecclesiastes 4 9-10) and has stood me in good stead to have an absolutely trustworthy friend to bring good perspective

Anonymous said...

very uplifting yes we are in a spiritual battle

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