Spiritual Warefare September 9, 2004
It seems to me that we all are going through hard yet glorius times, with universtiy and inner personal struggles.
If you ever find yourself in trouble no need to fret. Remember that "the nigh is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deesd of darkness and put on the armour of light (Romans 13:12)." And once the armour of light is on that "light [will] shine in the darkness, [and] the darkness [will not understand it] (John 1:5)."
Why is darkness so appealing anway? It must be because of the mystery that it is shrouded in and our minds long to know all the unknown about it. As alluring as the darkness is we must fight it with all we have though "we don't wage war the way the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have devine power to demolish strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:3-4)." To do this we will need to "abstain from sinful desires (1 Peter 2:11)." and put on the full armour of God.
*insert Ephesians 6:13-18*
Only after you have done so charge into battle against the enemies of the Lord. Never retreat, when you retreat and your back is to them that is when satan will stick his arrows and slaughter you. But if you charge in you need not worry about your back because God will watch it for you. "Praise be to the Lord my rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me (Psalm 144:1-2)."