As Christians, we must understand that we are in a constant spiritual battle, not only for our own souls, but for the souls of our loved ones as well.
I find the words of Holley Gerth to be right on point when she says, “Oh, yes, a lifetime with Jesus is going to be a wonderful adventure. There’s going to be joy and hope and beautiful relationships. But, listen, there’s something else you need to know: You’re not going on holiday, you’re going into battle.”
“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” Ephesians 6:12.
We have to boldly declare, “The enemy will not have my marriage, my husband/wife, my children or any of my loved ones–the battle is on!”
Help us to understand that we are in a spiritual battle against the enemy of our souls. Please give us discernment and wisdom so that we are not deceived by his schemes and tactics. Help us to put on the full armor of God daily–so that we may be equipped for battle. Let us remember–our toughest battles are won on our knees in prayer, for Jesus has already won the battle and the war. In Jesus’ mighty & precious name we pray. 💜