It can be difficult living in this world as a Christian. Society has made sin acceptable and anyone who questions it or lives different is not tolerant. This makes it discouraging to try to stand for truth and God’s Word. However, we are not fighting people or even society. We are fighting a greater demon, our enemy the devil. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”
Have you ever been wronged by someone? You probably felt betrayed. It can be easy in a world that pits people against each other to take it out on those who wrong you. However, we have to remember that God told us to love our neighbors, not get revenge or hate them. This means we need to recognize who is really in control when they do something to wrong you. The reality is that it is the devil who controls them and their actions. They have believed his lies. He is their master and they do what he says.
We live in a fallen, dark world. When sin entered the world, darkness also entered. Every person in this world has a choice to make. They can either choose to follow the prince of darkness, the devil, or find truth and hope in the Lord through Jesus Christ. Only then can you join in the spiritual warfare and fight for the Lord!