Episode ThemeGod-Worshiping: One God ruling over all things.
For we don’t struggle against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of evil.
Have you ever heard of spiritual warfare? What does it mean? Is it really true? In Ephesians 6, Paul wrote to his Christian friends that “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.”
Spiritual warfare began in the garden of Eden when a serpent approached Eve. This serpent, Satan, hates God and wants to alienate as many people as possible from God. How can we possibly resist powers that fight against us in a war that we cannot see?
We are not hopeless or helpless. First, Satan has already shown us how he operates. When Satan first approached Eve, he used exaggeration to make God seem silly. God told Adam and Eve they could eat from any tree in the Garden of Eden except for one tree. Satan asked Eve, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden?’ Satan straight out lied when he told Eve, “You will not surely die.” Satan also promised Eve that her disobedience to God’s command would bring her satisfaction when he said, “when you eat of the fruit, you will be like God!” We know Satan uses lies, exaggeration, claims of no consequences, and promises of satisfaction from disobedience to tempt us away from God. If we know his tactics, we can confront them head on!
Second, we are never on our own in a spiritual battle. We may tap into God’s strength, his power, and his protection at any time through prayer. God is stronger than Satan! If God is fighting for us, there is nothing that Satan can do to win!
There is a spiritual war going on around us right now. Satan knows Jesus has defeated him, but he is going down with a fight and wants to take as many of us with him as he can. Be alert to his deceitful whispers. Pray always. Enjoy the presence of God knowing that one day, God will forever put an end to Satan and his warfare!