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Day in and day out, there is someone who watches you closely. He attempts to carefully intercept your every move and decipher your every thought. His mission is to deceive, distract, distort, discourage, and eventually destroy you. No, I'm not talking about the protagonist from the new John Sanford Novel. I am talking about our spiritual enemy. As extreme and possibly neurotic as it may seem, believers are in a war. Our gentle savior Jesus, our Prince of Peace, knew there was a fight going on. For Him, losing was not an option.
I hate mentioning Satan. I am one of those believers that feel his name just is not worth mentioning. I am a worshiper at heart. I love lifting up the name of Jesus especially in song. I feel that only his name is truly worthy of glory and honor. Still, I think it is essential for blood-bought believers to know that we do have a real enemy. He is the “Father of Lies” and the “Accuser of the Brethren.” His greatest wish is to dupe as many souls as possible out of an eternity with our Heavenly Father.
We have an enemy that is relentless when it comes to pursuing us. He often slithers his way into our lives through some crack or crevice. He is NEVER overt. He is subtle and crafty. He can be found in the little things we do and say. The little pestering thoughts we would dare never utter. Little by little, he begins to bombard our minds with his twisted propaganda. His hope is that one day, when you are weak and vulnerable, his messages will take root. If we aren't careful, we'd almost know he is even there. The full effects of his devastation only surfaces when the tragedy happens. We see it fully when the Miranda Rights have been read or the eulogy has been given. We shake our heads in disbelief but the real tragedy is that we saw glimmers of it all along.
But here's the most awesome news ever: We have a Father that is INFINITELY more relentless. He is INFINITELY more powerful. He is INFINITELY more capable. No matter how seemingly bleak our circumstances seem. Our God is greater. He took care of it when he allowed his son to die in our place. Jesus took on everything God knew our frail frames could not endure. He was the One who lived perfectly because we could not. The Holy Spotless Lamb was enough!
If the Enemy had his way, he would have all believers running around desperately trying to put out the “fires” he created and fighting off the workers he sent to frustrate us. Don't. He wants us to be anchored to our past, terrified at taking even one step toward our future. Move forward anyway. He wants us to spend all our time dwelling on everything that ever went wrong in our lives. Instead, we should always have a heart of thanksgiving over past miracles God has performed. We should always be hopeful of the bright future our Father has for us. He is the master of manipulation. He taunts us with our inadequacies and failures. Like Goliath in the face of David, he hurls insults at us and our God. “Do you really think YOU can defeat me?”
My answer: “Nope. Why would I waste my time trying to defeat you? You have already been defeated!” My answer might be a variation of what David retorted. We don't fight Satan in our own strength. We could never be victorious in our own name. We come in the matchless name of Jesus! We are in Him and He in us. We rest in the finished work of Jesus, surrendering more and more of ourselves unto Him. We trust our God. No matter what it looks like. We just know. It's a set up and we win!
John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the World.”
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