“But to truly understand spiritual warfare, you need to remember: Satan was an archangel who understands the government of God. When he rebelled, he became the father of lies and there’s no truth in him. Everything Satan attempts to do is a lying counterfeit of what God does and how God governs.”
The angel glanced at me, making sure I was on the same page with him.
“Satan’s army wears protective armor just like Christians do, but the demonic armor is the exact opposite of God’s armor. Their loins are girded with lies; their breastplates are unrighteousness; their feet are shod with chaos; they have shields of fear; they wear helmets of eternal doom; and their swords are the lying words of Satan. But there is one important similarity common to both God’s army and Satan’s forces. Can you guess what it is?”
I shook my head.
“Unity,” he said. “Both armies’ success depends on unity. God’s army is unified through faith in God and love of God and the brethren. Satan’s forces are unified in their hatred of God and His followers – and – their fear of God, Satan, each other, and bold believers.
(Excerpt from Jonah by Larry Nevenhoven, ©2012, Amazon eBook)
My prayer today:
Lord, help American believers to bear with one another in love and to be eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Based on Ephesians 4:2-3)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?
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