Fight the Spiritual War
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
It’s important to remember the spiritual war is not against people, but against Satan and his demons who are forces of evil. Our war is against Satan and his demons that are leading multitudes of people down the broad road of destruction. Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matthew 7:13-14)
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. (Matthew 5:14) We fight Satan wherever we go, by being a light for Christ and proclaiming God’s truth. Remember light always takes away darkness.
Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, (Matthew 24:12) In the later days, wickedness is increasing and to see evil people misguided by Satan. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! (Matthew 5:44) Pray for those people who are doing evil, because there is no room in a Christian’s heart for hate of people, our hate goes toward Satan. Let the evil in this world draw you closer to the Lord and deepen your hate of sin.
We show our love to the Lord through our love for people. Pray for people who are doing evil, because it will increase our love for the Lord and increase our power to overcome sin.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, (Ephesians 3:20) We have the power of the Lord in us, but we call on the Lord in prayer for his power to work in our life. When we pray for lost souls that are distant from us, we depend on the Lord to fight the battle to overcome the evil in their life.
To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. (Proverbs 8:13) From this verse, our fear or ultimate respect for the Lord is to hate sin, and not people.
Today show the Lord’s love and kindness to everyone, and pray for souls that do not know Christ. Ask the Lord to soften their hearts so they will listen to the Truth.
Prayer: Lord, help me to love everyone and to hate evil. Guide me to pray for my enemies so the love in my heart will grow stronger. In Jesus’ name, Amen