“THE GREAT OPPOSITION”…ARE YOU READY?
Why are we, those who believe…appear to be some kind of target of opposition? Scripture states;1 Peter 4:12-19 “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.” Meaning we are known by the enemy; weaknesses, desires, thoughts, and doubts, therefore let us guard our minds and take up our cross daily, fully surrendered that the Spirit of God may continue to rest upon us that we may not suffer shipwreck faith. Stay watchful, for the enemy is patient and waits for every opportunity to enter an open door.
The Enemy and his History; Scripture tells us in Isaiah 14 beginning at verse 4 that God addresses the “King of Babylon” and how he enslaved, plundered and devastated the nations around him acquiring wealth and power at the expense of others through violence and bloodshed. No doubt his philosophy was satanic. The King exemplified Satan and his characteristics. In verse 12 the subject shifts from the physical king to another powerful being, here translated “Lucifer”…the original Hebrew which apparently means “brightness” or “shining one.” “How you are fallen from heaven O Lucifer son of the morning!” It continues through verse 14. Next we see in Ezekiel 28, which is written much like Isaiah 14. God begins discussing a human ruler, then switches to the spiritual power behind the earthly throne-the behind the scenes ruler who controls the kingdoms of this world. In 28:2 God address the “Prince of Tyre”, the human ruler which had grown arrogant, powerful and wealthy, how he would fail and be overthrown, however later in verse 12 God addresses “the king of Tyre”, rather than the “prince”. This being is the true ruler, the real power behind the throne, speaking to no human being. “…You were in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering; the sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and emerald with gold. The workmanship of timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created.” This being was created, not born as we are. And it states before that; “You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty”. There are no pitch-forks and tails…sorry. A being so powerful, intelligent, and knows the Word of God better than we do, just look at the temptation of Christ, he quoted scripture!! My spiritual family, we can’t afford to be found outside of God’s grace, if we are to stand in our faith, because the enemy shows no mercy. Praise God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that he has defeated this enemy of ours at Calvary, and we who are in Him are MORE THAN CONQUERORS” through Christ Jesus our Lord. So scream victory! Shout it from the mountain top. VICTORY! Praise the Lord, for he has overcome the world, and he who remain in him, has over as well. Amen. Spiritual warfare IS real…I know. May the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, protect each and every one of you and bless you as you walk from faith to faith. God bless. “MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD” John 18:36. This is only the beginning. Are you really ready?
REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are real and a shadow of my life.