Some days are just harder than others. I am a Pastor/Preacher, I am supposed to be close to God, I’m the one that is supposed to hold it all together while it’s all falling apart for everyone else. In reality, I am just like you – a soul living, existing, learning and sometimes just getting by in the flesh.
There are days that I feel like I am at my limit, like I can’t go on. My flesh has convinced me that there is a line and if I cross it, then I am not going to be able to go on, but my spirit tells me a different story and so the war rages on.
As I read through my Bible, I see this same war all through it’s pages. From the very beginning of human history, there has been a battle between good and evil, the spirit and the flesh, God and Satan. This war began even before all of this as we know it today.
One of God’s Angels that were created by God to serve His purposes, became proud and made the choice to become his own god, rather than to worship and serve the One True God.
12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart:‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ 15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit. -Isaiah 14:12-15
One third of the angels sided with Satan and decided to declare war on God and they became an army devoted to destroying God’s Kingdom. This rebellion culminated into a great battle against God and Satan and his demons were kicked out of Heaven.
Their rebellion culminated in a great battle against God and His holy angels. Satan and his demons lost and were kicked out of heaven. And now the battle is here on earth, where we live a spiritual beings in human bodies and are in the fight of our life.
The Scriptures tell us that God has come that we might have life and life more abundant, but the enemy has come to steal, kill and destroy. The battles we face every day of lives are a result of Satan and his pride. One of his greatest tricks is to distract us from what the battle is about and who the real enemy is, but we do not have to give into his lies and tricks, because God gave us JESUS and JESUS has set us free from Satan and his limited power.