Saturday, October 1, 2016
Then I got to thinking...is our enemy's strategy really all that different? Doesn't he seek to isolate and divide us, letting us damage each other in ways that he never could? He subtly plants distrust, secrecy, taking easy offense, holding grudges, unforgiveness, and pride. Countries are at war. Spouses and families are divided. Churches are divided. Friendships are thwarted. And we do it to ourselves! Families are meant to be united, weathering storms together. Churches are meant to stand united against the devil's schemes. We can easily see while watching a movie how sad it is to let misunderstandings and false assumptions destroy relationships, but it's so much harder to detect in our own lives.
Let's take a lesson from these movies: learn to recognize the real enemy.
United We Stand. Divided We Fall.
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."