Friday, July 27, 2012
Strangers to Satan
“You are always righteous, O LORD…Yet I would speak with you about your justice: …Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?” Jeremiah 12:1.
Whether in words or in attitude we have all requested an audience with God regarding His justice as Jeremiah did. We question why our co-worker gets away with unethical behavior moving ahead in the company. We demand answers from God in the case of the woman who slanders and judges another as she grows in status and image. We even wonder why some Christians seem to get an Advance to Go card through life while we seem to always end up with the Go Directly to Jail card. I would like to meet these questions with my own question: ‘How much of a threat are you to the enemy?’
In a devotional I read yesterday, the author stated that before the Israelites crossed over into the Promised Land they only fought 2 battles. Once they crossed over, they faced 39 battles which were all won successfully because they relied on God. We were all created for purpose in the kingdom of God. Our promised land is that place where we realize God’s purpose for our lives…the place of ministry that will impact God’s kingdom. Our battles arise when the forces of evil report to their leader, Satan, that someone in North Carolina…South Carolina …internationally… anywhere is threatening their work. They discuss attacks in which the threat may be disarmed and made weaker. They plot their plans to discredit, disorient and distract in the lives of those whose faith can and will do damage. They even bid one Christian against the other, using us as weapons against our brother and sister in Christ. We should ask the Lord every morning: How might I be a threat to the enemy today? What can I do through faith that will ruin the devil’s day and frustrate his plans?
When we are a threat to the enemy’s kingdom and an asset to God’s, we will wage war daily being equipped with the full armor of God. We will experience spiritual success against Satan even though the journey is tough. Our lives will impact heaven with every challenge and stand of faith we make.
Don’t be a stranger to the enemy... He should know your name and your game all too well!