In these last days we see a great number of mighty men and woman of the faith falling, and the news organizations are quick to announce it through their publications and broadcast agencies. Itís being exploited in the media like a circus attraction. The news isnít the enemy; itís one of many vehicles he uses to discredit our witness for Jesus Christ. Television evangelist arenít the only ones plagued with this cancer, itís happening in the rural churches everyday.
These spiritual castrations are major players in the enemyís arsenal. He knows when you stop multiplying, your seed is dead. That means no more heirs to the throne, and when thereís no offspring, your house has no future. Thatís been his major offensive since he lost the battle at Calvary. Satan knows a single seed can produce 30, 60, and 100 fold. If he destroys the seed, the king will have no servants, and without servants, a king has no glory.
The key to spiritual survival is to put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18). When youíre equipped for battle you can see the enemyís schemes long before they become a threat. And when you weigh every thought and imagination against the word of God, this will expose the plots of the father of lies. When youíre protected, your seed is preserved, and this guarantees the future.
We all have sinned, and stumbled. It probably didnít hit the national news, but I guarantee it was recorded. We all fall short, if it wasnít for His grace, we would never make it. Thereís no way to earn our way. You canít fall from grace, because itís unmerited. Next time you see a fallen soldier, give him a hand, and lift him up in prayer. You may be the one who falls tomorrow, a victim of spiritual castration.
2007 Randall Wadley
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