Last week we considered in depth the nature of the inward spiritual battle the Christian faces. We saw the emphasis in every letter written to the church in the New Testament that our battle is with our own fallen inward desires. These desires make us vulnerable to the work of Satan through the temptations of this age. He is called the ruler of this world by the Apostle John because of his present freedom to entice Christians away from glorying supremely in Christ and giving their hearts and wills to the corrupt and fading joys of this age.
Whenever people momentarily choose to take their deepest satisfaction in anything other than denying themselves and glorying in obeying and sacrificing for Christ spiritual warfare has taken place and they have been defeated. This is life's deepest and most meaningful spiritual battle and many Christians are defeated without even knowing the warfare took place. Behold Satan's genius.
Rev. Don Horban - July 31, 2016
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