Thursday, October 16, 2008

Spiritual Warfare

I just heard from a friend of mine whom I correspond with regularly, and she is such an inspiration to me. She was talking about pressing on when going through particularly difficult times... she is so faithful to wearing her armour of God against Satan's attacks, and it made me think of this particular reading, written by Kay Arthur:

As you decide how to respond in the various situations that will arise today, I urge you to remember that you are in a war. Satan’s strategy is to besiege your mind until he wears down your resistance and captures your thoughts. You can expect a barrage of thoughts to constantly hammer away at your defenses. It is spiritual warfare.
From the beginning, Satan has cast doubt on the Word of God. He wants you to question, doubt, distort, alter, embellish, discredit, or ignore the Word of God. Disguised as an angel of light, he will do anything and everything he can to undermine God’s Word.
The devil’s tactic is not only to cause you to doubt, ignore, and disobey God’s Word. It is also to get you to doubt God’s love. To doubt God’s love is to doubt His character. Once the enemy casts doubt in your mind on God’s love, he cuts you off from the only true and sure source of healing – your Jehova-rapha and the Word of God.
Know your God. Know His Word. And live accordingly. “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).Remember, the Word of God is all you need in order to be perfect, thoroughly adequate for every work of life (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Victory is assured as long as you let Jesus be your captain and do what He says.

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