Thursday, December 3, 2009

Daily devotional: Spiritual warfare is very real

And the dragon was angry at the woman and declared war against the rest of her children--all who keep God's commandments and maintain their testimony for Jesus.
Revelation 12:17 NLT

Satan fought against God and has lost. He has been cast out of heaven to earth. Because his time is short until his final, eternal punishment, he wants nothing more than to kill, steal, and destroy whatever he can. He is out to hinder those who walk with Jesus. For Satan and his angels (demons), it is all out war, because they have nothing to lose and everything to attempt to thwart.

Be aware that this battle in the spiritual realm is a reality. Understand circumstances and trials with this in perspective. Pray fervently for the Lord's protection and spiritual intervention for myself and those I know, the church, and for those in all leadership. Know the end is predetermined and that Jesus is all powerful even until that day.

Heavenly Father, thank you that You have won the war and Jesus is all powerful over Satan. In the mighty name of Jesus, protect us until that day when Satan and his angels will be sent to their final, eternal punishment. Fight for us so that we will be effective for your plans. Do not allow casualties along the way for those who trust in You. Thank you for your protection. I rest in You.

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