We're in a spiritual war, or in spiritual warfare. I'm not sure this much crosses my mind many days, or not much more than that. But there are some days I hit up against, like today, in which I'm reminded of the spiritual battle and war we're in, and the hatred of the enemy, Satan and his hosts. And I must add this hits me, at times through other people, even from other Christians. And the more we can engage in this fight together with others, or with another, helping each other, I think the better. Though even as our Lord did, we may often have to go it alone.
I want to be neither overwhelmed by these entities or pretend they don't exist. We need to be aware, and at the same time, we need to know and take up the help that we have in Jesus and by the Spirit. We need to stay our course, stand firm, not back down, and seek to grow from it. And from this warfare, know more of the Spirit in our lives, for mission and service to others.
As Spurgeon said, the best sign of the Lord's presence is the lion's (Satan's) roar. Let's not lose heart during such times, but be strengthened, stand, and take up the help we have, knowing that Christ is our strength and we have all we need in him, for this. And let us be sensitive to other brothers and sisters who may now be going through their own seasons of intensified spiritual warfare, as we continue on in this life.
Anyone here going through a hard time of this now? Or any who would like to share about this?