Things are not always as big, powerful and effective as they seem to be at first glance! I’ve seen huge, ugly, ferocious and terrifying monsters in a parade… and they were just polyester skins filled with hot air… one little poke in the wrong place and they’re a shriveled-up pile of nothing! On the other hand, I’ve seen rather plain, simple, tiny objects (that contain a tiny battery and a minuscule chip) – no bigger than a dime that had the power to move huge, heavy objects and do incredible, detailed tasks.
All of that entered my mind when I though about two distinctly different spiritual realities… and it was all a part of my Bible reading this morning during my time of “coffee with the Lord”…
The first is a deception – the arrogant, loud boast of empty power – a lie! Designed to intimidate a believer, fill them with fear, and immobilize them!
The second, is a rather plain, simple follower of Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit, who knows who they are in Christ, who encounters the power of the archenemy of God and His people – Satan. Those believers may also encounter the intimidating, proud voices, resistance and cruel strategies of a Christ rejecting world.
So who is stronger? Which of the two can overcome?
Here is what Apostle Paul declared…
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh! The weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have DIVINE POWER to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and we take every though captive to obey Christ!” (From 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 ESV)
Again… things are NOT always what they appear to be! Those who follow the Savior, Jesus, are merely human, but God’s power is at work in and through their lives! OUR POWER TO OVERCOME THE ENEMY DEPENDS ON HIM! MAY WE NEVER FORGET IT!