“Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has come at last- salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth- the one who accuses them before our God day and night.” Revelation 12:10
I am under constant attack. Pressure, guilt, rejection, addiction, pride … the Enemy knows my weaknesses and presses in: day and night.
I am at war. But it is not between me and people who annoy me. I’m not at war with prostitutes, drunks, homosexuals or Muslims. We are all people – created by Almighty God for His purpose. People are a team – all people, Christian and non - and the war is against Satan.
The Enemy’s great trick is division – if we fight against each other, we become his ally! We aid him in destroying our own team. Our great weapon is unity in Jesus Christ. If I’m busy pecking at someone, criticizing or judging, I am an ally of the Enemy. But if I can look at every person as a hand-crafted work of God made for His glory, I can start to see them on the invisible battlefield. If they’re injured, I can see enough to help. If they’re dying in the field, I can see enough to pull them back.
Some people are wounded in battle and crying out for help. Some are dying in the battlefield. Some are pulling the wounded to safety. Others stand by, watching.
The war is on, and I decide with each word and every action which side I’m fighting for.
“Put on all of God’s armour so that you will be able to stand firm
against all strategies of the devil. 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.”
(This devotional is featured in the CFC newsletter, "The Connexion" for the month of October 2010)