THIS IS PERSONAL!
Make no mistake. This is not Republican vs Democrat. This is not Libertarian vs Progressive. This is not about color. Make no mistake. This is good verses evil. This is God verses the evil one. AND IT IS PERSONAL.
The evil one never attaches countries, nations, states, cities or streets without first attacking the individual. It was that way in Genesis with Eve. That way in Job. That way even with the son of God. The attacks from the evil one are always PERSONAL.
The evil one does not get to countries without getting to the individual. He does not get to cities without getting to the individual. He does not get to congregations without first attacking the individual. He does not get to families without first attacking the individual. It has always been against the individual. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN PERSONAL.
Ephesians 6:12, “our fight is not against people on earth but against the rulers and the authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness, against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly world.”
When the evil one attacked Eve it was personal. When he attacked Job it was personal. When he attacked Jesus it was personal. Before he can destroy countries, cities, families, congregations he FIRST attacks the individual. HE ATTACKS YOU. HE ATTACKS ME. The attacks are PERSONAL.
I John 2:16, “for all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eye, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” The attack on Eve was personal. Genesis 3:6, “and when the woman saw that it was pleasant to the eyes…”. It looked good. It was pleasing to her sight. “Lust of the eyes”. “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food”. Lust of the flesh. “…and a tree to be desired to make one wise”. Pride of life. “And she took of the fruit thereof and did eat.” It was personal. It has alway be personal.
The evil ones attack on Jesus was wage the very same way. Lust of the flesh, lust of the eye and the pride of life. His attack ME in the very same way. His attack against you has the very same battle plan.
So maybe, just maybe, my prayer, daily, should be as the Psalmist writes, “Search ME, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me, and me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24
Before the evil becomes observable in our society, country and even congregations it has first become evident in the person. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN PERSONAL. The evil one first attacks the person. Once he conquers the individual the individual begins to demonstrate his or her true nature as to who is in control of their mind and activities.
SO, How do we PERSONALLY overcome. We take our cute from the King of kings and Lord of lords. FILLING OUT MINDS WITH GOD’S WORD on a daily basis. We become experts at knowing the evil ones tactics. “Lust of the eyes: Lust of the flesh. Pride of life.” Taking Ephesians 6 admonition to heart and into our daily lives. “Finally my friends, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil”. THE DEVIL’S EVIL TRICKS.
Before he can get to my family, my city, my country, my congregation he must first get to ME. THIS IS PERSONAL. BE ALERT! The devil prowls around like a lion seeking who he made devour. THIS IS PERSONAL. HE’S LOOKING FOR ME. HE’S LOOKING FOR YOU! Be on guard. Stay awake. THIS IS WAR. Every skirmish and every test is directed specifically at ME AND YOU. Little foxes spoil the whole vineyard. Every battle, every test, every confrontation is IMPORTANT.
DON’T GIVE IN. DON’T GIVE UP. NO COMPROMISE! THIS IS PERSONAL!
I am praying for you and your family.