February 14, 2014

So, Are You Gonna Just Lay There Or Get Up and Fight?

Posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Warfare tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 8:07 am by Lisa Ritchey

A friend wrote this on fb a while ago and it just exploded inside of me:

Fernando HernandezFernando Hernandez 4 hours ago WAY TO COME BACK!!! Jeremy Abbot fell hard on ice during his Olympic skating routine. He crashed into the wall, laying on the ice, obviously hurt. BUT he got back up & nailed it! HE FELL, BUT THE BIGGER STORY WAS HOW HE GOT BACK UP!!! via Fernando Hernandez.

In John 10:9-11 Jesus said  that the enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy*.  Satan’s job is to pull the rug out from under us and knock us off of our game, and he does it very well. He will attack our family relationships, our health.  He will attack the health of our loved ones, our finances.  He will cause trouble in our friendships, with our jobs.  He will affect every area of our lives.  Why?

Lucifer started out as the chief worshiper in Heaven! Then he fell.  His sole purpose now is to do whatever he can to keep people from accepting Jesus and, failing that, to try to pull them away from Jesus and/or to keep them from serving Him.  If Satan wins, Jesus loses souls. THAT is Satan’s goal in life.  THAT is the only way he can hurt G-d now.

Knowing this, the question is:

What do you do when he attacks:  Just lay there, or get back up… and FIGHT!

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds

2 Corinthians 10:4

So, if we get back up when we get knocked down, and actually fight, guess what:  We may lose a battle or two, but when it comes to the end of the war, we win.

AND to the victor go the spoils.


[*]: (9)  I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. (10)  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (11)  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.


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