The Right Glasses

3-D Glasses annoy me. I feel them on my face for the entire movie, and really I’m only using them for a few scenes.

But what if we had special glasses to view spiritual warfare? No doubt it would astound us. Shock and scare us.

That is exactly what the Bible says is happening all around us. 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.”

If you believe that the Bible is the actual breathed-out-Word of God, the thought of a spiritual struggle between God and Satan should have a great effect on you. It has on me.

In December, on a mission trip to Honduras, I experienced it. After arriving home, I was overcome with despair, my sin, and the sin of others. But I couldn’t pinpoint it. That’s a clue that it is spiritual warfare. If I feel guilty and can name my sin, then it is my sin.

But when I am being obedient to the Lord. When I’m confessing my sins daily and still have an overwhelming sense of guilt, or despair, or evil, that is when I need my spiritual glasses.

According to Ephesians 6, like the Boy Scouts, we need to be prepared. Put on God’s armor and fight with the Word of God and prayer. It is interesting to note that we fight by standing. Not in our own strength–we’re no match for Satan.

I know some of you think this is a myth, or that I’m just imagining it. Believe what you want.

We’ll find out when we die.

Try picking up the offensive weapon of the Word of God. Read it. Ask God to open your eyes to it.

If you really mean that, He will.

It’s nearing Easter. It would be a great time for you to give your life to Christ.

And then get ready for the battle.

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