“And there was a war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels…And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Revelation 12:7,9
Have you ever found yourself in a fight for your life? Many serving in the armed forces and our first responders to tragedy would surely answer, “Yes.” Others suffering from deadly diseases often find they face a long battle between life and death. As horrendous as these are, an even greater battle than these war against our souls.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against, the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Eph. 6:12
And Satan is the commander-in-chief. His greatest weapon is the fear of death. His most powerful ammunition, deceit. He attacks on two battlefronts, our minds and our flesh. How do we gain victory?
“O death where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” 1Cor. 15:55-58