Spiritual warfare is real. It is indeed the Battle of the Ages—the Ancient War of God versus satan. You are a part of the war whether you know it or not. Your role is very important, and it is the real purpose of your life and existence. You are a prize to be won, so satan lies and tries to get you to go one way, while God and His staff of Angels are fighting for you to go down the right path. These attacks against you—tripping you up so that you cannot find this invisible Kingdom—are all indistinguishable, obscure, clandestine, and insidious, so you have to pay attention to everything going on around you and interpret it spiritually. The war is invisible, but satan can, however, enter people. Evil spirits can use vessels, much like Mr. Smith in the “Matrix.” In II Corinthians 11:13-15a it says:
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness.
So satan is not in a red suit, but rather works through nice looking, even religious people, and his words are sympathetic to you as he persuades you that you are a victim, and emphasizes the difficulty, even the impossibility of God’s will for your life. Satan told Eve… “Did God really say you cannot eat that food?
Satan tried to get Christ to save himself in the desert testing and while he was on the cross. Satan is always trying to get us to save ourselves and to avoid self-denial. Satan wants us to project and to be the victim. But we are far from being a victim if we have life— an extremely rare and expensive opportunity! We are blessed to be chosen to have life and then a chance for eternal life. In other words, you have been chosen to enter the one and only Universal Spiritual Olympics.
When you become more aware, you can identify a pattern: there are obstacles when you are determined to do God’s will… or… a cushy, easy, enticing path when you feel sorry for yourself, feel victimized, etc. You will learn to get ready for the battle. The truth is the key. Preparation for all lies is the answer. Do what Christ did. He confronted satan with the truth every time satan lied to him. He stayed focused and praised God.
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