Recently, it has been easy to see that there is a war going on in our nation and around the globe. The pain, the brokenness, the hatred, and the violence that I am discussing is not being caused by a war between flesh and blood. This war is a war that has been going on ever since sin blanketed the earth and entered into human nature… it is called spiritual warfare.
Spiritual warfare is the battle between good and evil, the fights between angels and demons and the constant devouring of the earth and the people on it by Satan himself. I know this sounds scary and maybe you don’t even want to believe it, but it is true. Yes, Christianity and a relationship with Jesus do bring joy and they do bring hope, but being a Christian does not mean that you or people around you will have a pain free life. It doesn’t simply remove bad things from happening. This is because Satan knows who is threatening him. He knows the people who are making a difference for the kingdom of God, so he wants to make them turn away from God. He does this by putting doubts inside of our head, distracting us with sin, or many other difficulties leaving us lost and afraid. 1 Peter 5:8-9 says, “Be clearheaded. Keep Alert. Your accuser, the devil, is on the prowl like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith. Do so in the knowledge that your fellow believers are enduring the same suffering throughout the world.”
But the good news is that by having Jesus in your life and in your heart, you are able to be free from the pain of fear because you have hope. This hope is in the fact that this world is so temporary, but God and Heaven are forever. If you are saved and you truly trust that your home is in Heaven, Satan cannot touch you. So be a warrior of grace and truth, arm yourself with the shield of God. Tell EVERYONE about Jesus and show EVERYONE love! The only way to fix a broken nation and broken people is through Jesus Christ. For darkness cannot resist light… so be the light.
And guess what guys! No matter how many cheap shots evil tries to take upon this earth you must know that SATAN HAS ALREADY LOST THE WAR. God has won and all of His people are going to go home to Heaven, where the bible says there will be no more pain and no more tears. Revelation 12:9 and 12 say, “So the great dragon who was thrown down. The old snake, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world, was thrown down to earth; and his angels were thrown down with him.” “Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them. But oh! The horror for the earth and sea! The devil has come down to you with great rage, for he knows that his days are numbered.” His days are numbered… Evil will not be forever.
It ends with Jesus, that is a promise that we can all hold on to through times of trouble. Jesus says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. (Revelation 22:13)