“These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. In the end they will get the punishment their wicked deeds deserve.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
We have been writing on spiritual discernment the last few devotions. We are going to move into one of the most important parts of living in the spirit, Spiritual Warfare. We are fighting a battle, not just for our souls, but for other people’s souls. It is a battle that is life or death. It is a subject that most church members don’t want to talk about. It has been a long time since I have heard a sermon on Spiritual Warfare. Most people don’t want to even think about there is a Satan and he is fighting all the disciples of Jesus Christ. Satan is real. Jesus won the victory over Satan at the cross, but Satan does not want to accept it. Yes, Jesus won the victory, but He has enlisted us in His army and it is our responsibility to fight Satan and defeat him with the help from the spiritual authority that we have been entrusted with. Spiritual warfare is not about Satan as much as it is about giving glory to God. Satan and his false prophets are out to deceive and lie to us. They want to convince us to accept things that are contrary to God’s truth. They want to steal the very things that God has given us. Our peace – John 14:27, our joy -John 15:11, our power and strength – Acts 1:8, Philippians 4:13, our victory – Luke 10:19, our holiness and blessing – Philippians 4:19, 2 Peter 1:3. To be victorious, we must be in God’s Word. Learning the scripture so that we will know when Satan lies to us.