Know Your Enemy!

Know Your Enemy!

Most people would probably agree that we are living in times we thought impossible here in America. Having to live under curfews to prevent violence, theft and destruction of property is unimaginable in the land of the free. America has always stood for freedom.  She has fought for freedom within her own borders and beyond. Because of that, we are free to experience life, liberty and to pursue happiness which are rights given to us by God, not by government, as our founding fathers acknowledged.  America was founded by those who acknowledged God and by those who desired freedom to worship. And this is where the angst lies. It is extremely hard during this time to not be moved by what we see. Actually when we see riotous, lawless radicals hijacking the peaceful protests of those who seek justice, it’s almost impossible to not let emotion get the best of us. But we MUST remember, we fight not against flesh and blood.  Our enemy is Satan.  And he hates America because, no matter what anyone says, we are a Godly nation and that puts us in Satan’s crosshairs. Satan hates everyone who loves God. Satan is lawless and is looking for anyone to join his lawless mob. His M.O. is no secret – he steals, kills and destroys. So where you see theft, death and destruction, you see the work of the god of this world. You may think that a person, a sect, a political party or a nation is our enemy.  But they are only tools being manipulated by the lawless one. As the church, we must know who our enemy is! And we must also know that no weapon formed against us will prosper!

18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NLT)

12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 (NLT)

10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 (NLT)

17 But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken! Isaiah 54:17 (NLT)