The Battle Is Real

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Ephesians 6:12

The battle that is going on in America is not a political battle, it is a spiritual battle! Those who do not recognize this are doomed to frustration and even fear because much of this battle is invisible. It is a battle fought and fortified by walking in the Spirit.

If you are one of those who believes that America will be rescued by changing the occupant of the White House, or by the election of members of the Republican Party, that America will somehow be rescued if we can get some “conservative” judges appointed, or a return to our Constitution, I assure you that our efforts will be in vain. The battle has been, and will remain, a battle of good versus evil, light verses darkness, right verses wrong, truth against lies.

“Spiritual warfare" is not just for charismatic churches, it’s for every church that cares about this epic battle! But like so many other things in our churches, we have turned the focus away from this battle going on before us.

Satan comes as an “angel of light.” He’s the master deceiver. Satan is called the “prince of this world,” the “prince of the power of the air,” the “ruler of darkness,” the “ruler of demons.” Satan is real, and he’s boldly battling for control of this natural world.

We know that the enemy attacks in a variety of ways. He has infiltrated all areas of our society – not just individual lives, but the culture, and for sure, he uses worldly philosophies to steal souls. If only more believers would open their eyes and see that Satan’s schemes are truly dark and dangerous because of his hellish hate for the advancement of the kingdom of God.

Communism and socialism hate the church. The cults lie about Jesus Christ. Abortion and homosexuality want to destroy those “created in the image of God.” Humanism wants to dethrone God. Liberalism wants to water-down the gospel of Christ. Hollywood mocks Jesus. Our educational system is anti-Christ. Ecumenicalism denies the Lordship of Jesus. Can you see it? The enemies of Christ and His church are unified in their hatred!

A wise man once told me that “Jesus divides His friends, and unites His enemies.” The enemies of God are relentless, and very committed. The children of God are divided, confused, and slothful. We need to heed the wisdom of Sam Adams who said, “It does not take a majority to prevail…but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”

It's not too late to change the score of the game! Team Jesus is anointed by a power greater than anything on earth, and it's authorized to impact this world for Jesus. For sure, it’s time to man the torpedoes of truth, stand up for our Savior, and reclaim our message of redemption.

God bless you,

Paul Delisle

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