Are We At War?

It is interesting to me that so many people do not want to equate Christianity with war. They insist that Christianity is a religion of peace. And in many respects, they are right. There is nothing that God wants more than for us to live in peace. There is nothing more that I would like than to live in peace with everyone around me.

Yet, as I look out over the world, I know that this just cannot happen. There are too many people that want their own way, no matter how it affects others. Then there are those who simply want to force their opinions on others. This is going to cause conflict. Until everyone puts other people above themselves, there is going to be conflict in the world.

Why Is There All This Conflict?

Why is there all this conflict in the world? There seems to be two reasons. The first is there seems to be ingrained in us a selfish attitude. That is, I want what I want. Look at small children. Their whole world is centered around themselves. What others want does not matter to them. And unless we are trained to think differently, we continue that attitude on into adulthood.

The other reason is that we humans are not alone in this world. More and more people are beginning to realize this. Just look what has been appearing more and more on TV. Stories about ghosts and evil spirits. So, people are believing in a spirit world around us. However, the problem is that they don’t recognize who is living in that world.

Spirits Are Real

They believe that these spirits or ghosts are simply people who have died and have not gone on to their final resting place. Most of them are angry and want to take it out on those who are still living. They want to harm humans. The truth is, they are partly correct. They are spirits that want to harm humans but not for the reason these people suppose.

These spirits are fallen angels who want to destroy God’s creation. I can hear you now. “Wait a minute, there are no such things as fallen angels.” You believe in angels, don’t you? Most people do. You also believe there are both good and bad people. That is people who want to do good things and those who want to do bad things.

Is it really a stretch of our imagination to believe that the same thing is present in the angelic world? If there is both good and bad in the physical world, why isn’t it possible for there to be both good and bad in the spiritual world?

What the Bible Says

The Bible is full of references to evil spirits. In fact, Jesus, Himself cast evil spirits out of many people. They are real and they are all around us.

Eph. 6:12 says: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (NIV)

We are at war. And this war is not against any physical force. Our war is with the evil spirits that are in the heavenly realms all around us. They cannot be seen, but they can be felt. And they can be communicated with. Just ask any Satanist or Witch. They communicate with these evil spirits all the time.

These Evil Spirits Are Devious

The biggest problem is that those who do not believe in these evil spirits are the very ones who are influenced the most heavily by them. I am not talking about being possessed by an evil spirit. That is another whole topic. These evil spirits are constantly whispering into our ear what they want us to do.

Most people simply think that these thoughts that enter their mind are their own thoughts. Some of them are. But a lot of them, especially when the thought is to do something evil, comes from these evil spirits. And don’t think you are immune from them because you are not.

The Bible Has The Answer

However, the Bible tells us how to deal with these evil spirits. Ephes. 6:17 (NIV)  says: “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” What does this mean? It means that if we want to be aware of and reject these evil thoughts there are two things we must do.

First “the helmet of salvation” means that we need to receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior. This is salvation. However, it does not mean that we can never hear or be aware of the thoughts that these evil spirits put in our minds. In fact, when we accept Jesus, these evil spirit are going to work all the harder to get us to reject God and Jesus.

So the second thing we must do is take “the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” This means that we need to study the Bible and memorize its truth in our minds. The Bible will teach us what is the Truth and knowing the Truth, we can reject all the evil thoughts that come into our mind.

Defeat Your Demons

If you want to have all the help you need to fight these evil spirits that are bothering you, click here and you will be taken to a page where it will teach you how to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and receive a partner in your battle against these evil spirits.

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