Satan and his principalities have saturated the human experience from corner to corner. Only the hearts of God’s elect are worthy to be kept. I believe that many of us, even prominent Christians, have forgotten the depth and seriousness of what we face.
I want to take a moment to encourage you to remain close to the Word of God and close to God ordained leadership for your life. The enemy is shrewd; he is relentless in his plan to destroy your soul. Today, make it your business to be sober and of a God centered heart, a heart of understanding. Knowing that the salvation of our souls is more important than ANYTHING. Money, fame, success, even our own happiness are a distant second to the salvation of our souls.
Satan knows this and bombards us daily with ideas and images that are “anti” to the faith we profess. This bombardment of images of sex, lust, greed, pride, hate, anger, division, self-hate, and rebellion is so great, that no natural man could navigate his way through successfully. This darkness is deep, real, and everywhere.
Herein lies our need for Jesus – The LIGHT of the World, our Risen Savior.
We MUST follow him and his righteousness in order to reach that “expected end,” which is the salvation of our souls. Money, big houses and successful careers are nice, but trivial in light of the great and serious warfare at hand for the souls of men.
Satan wants our kids, our wives and husbands, our friends and family. He wants your soul. It’s not about anything more or anything less. He will stop at nothing. This warfare is real; there are souls that die, without Christ. It is the Job of God’s sons to be a light unto the world. That job is more important now than ever.
Satan’s deceptions work, look at Mathew 24:24: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (KJV)
This is why we must be reminded of Ephesians 6:12: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Be aware of the warfare, and make sure you’ve prepared yourself properly. This isn’t a game and it’s not going away, there is a real war going on for the souls of our men, women, and children.
Ephesians 6:13: “Wherefore take unto you the whole Armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
Finally, be encouraged, be sober, be aware, and be ready bear fruit, because “greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”