End Time Spiritual War
But they kept shouting, "Crucify him! Crucify him!"Luke 23:21
Christ suffered and died on the cross for our sins, and Christ’s church will also suffer in the last days. Satan’s goal is to destroy God’s people, the church, and he has his people all over the world believing his lies and trying to destroy Christ’s church. Christ’s people cannot be destroyed because our souls are protected for eternity by God. However at end times we are in a Spiritual battle to point people toward the Kingdom even though we may lose our physical lives .Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. (Matthew 10:28)
We are in Spiritual battle and during this virus many souls are turning to Christ and many evil souls are recognizing the start of God’s wrath against them. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, (Matthew 5:44) We pray for our enemies because there is no room for hate in the heart of a Christian.
In some countries Christians are facing persecution and death, because Satan has his people in currently working on destroying Christ’s church, and at end times it will appear the Church is defeated from the worlds view. Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. (Revelations 11:7) The two witnesses in Revelations 11 represent Christ’s church because they are referred to lampstands. The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth. (Revelations 11:10) The world celebrates because Christ church appears to be defeated. The people of the world are against the church because deep in their unconscious mind they know they are disconnect from God and as God wrath comes down on them they blame God and his people. They think if they destroy Christians everything will be good; another lie fed to them by Satan. Even today there are people in high places that thing this virus is caused by Christ’s church.
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. (Ephesians 6:12) Our war is spiritual against the evil forces in the dark world and we fight with prayer and by bringing the God’s truth to the world. It’s a spiritual battle to bring souls to Christ, just as Satan is stealing souls from Christ. You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (1 John 4:4) We have the power of God is us to overcome Satan and his demons, but we need the motivation and the words form Christ to replace the lies in people’s hearts with God’s truth. This is the goal of the Christ’s church, that is way it is called a lampstand, and the Light of Christ flows from each Christian out into the world.
Today know you are in spiritual war and Satan’s people may oppose you as you bring the Light of Christ. The more we go into the world with the good news of Christ the more opposition we will encounter, but also we will find souls who will listen and accept Christ.
Prayer: Lord, guide me in the Spirit to fight this spiritual war with your power, love, compassion, and courage. Lord never let Satan’s fear take hold of me and never let my heart be filled with nothing but your love and courage. In Jesus name, Amen