Sunday, February 5, 2017

A Battle For Souls

There is an unseen, invisible battle going on around us, a battle for souls, for yours, and mine, and everyone that we know. The battle between good and evil has been going on since the beginning of time.

By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within, And you sinned;
Therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; 
And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones.
Ezekiel 28:16

Spiritual warfare has been part of this world since before Adam and Eve were evicted from the Garden.  It continues to this day.  You can't see it, but it's happening, everywhere, and all of the time.

1  Now the serpent was more cunning then any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.  And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, "You shall not eat of every tree of the garden"?
2  And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden;
3  but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden God has said, "You shall not eat it, nor touch it, lest you die."
4  Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die.  
5  For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
6  So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave it her husband with her and he ate.
7.  Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
Genesis 3:2-7

The snake wanted Adam and Eve to fall, so he convinced them that God wasn't being truthful.  He was a deceitful witness and he still is. He uses deception to blind our minds and hearts.  He doesn't want us knowing the Bible because God's word keeps us from being deceived by him.

A true witness delivers souls, But a deceitful witness speaks lies
Proverbs 14:25

He tries to convince people that God is not real, that Jesus wasn't the son of God, that He didn't die for our sins, that He wasn't resurrected, that we are not saved through the grace of God.  He tries to convince people that they are worthless, unloved, that there is no need for God, and no need for Jesus our savior.  Satan continues to try to convince humanity that there is no salvation.

God has given us freewill, and Jesus was a true witness who delivers souls to his Father, our Father.

17  Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name."
18   And He said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightening from heaven.
19   Behold I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20   Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven."
Luke 10:17-20

We have authority over the spiritual realm when we pray in the name of Jesus Christ.  God has given us the weapons to fight for our souls, the souls of our family, for the president, the country, and the world.  In Ephesians 6:10 - 18 we are told to put on the whole armor of God.

10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
11  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13  Therefor take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
15  and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16  above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
18  praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints-
Ephesians 6:10-18

You actually have the power in this age old battle for souls. You are in control, but you need to know His word, hide it in your heart, keep it with you at all times.

9   Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10  No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11  For he shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12  In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your food against a stone.
14  You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
Psalm 91:9-14

God is on one side of this battle and the devil is on the other side and we already know the outcome.  The outcome has already been written.  The battle has been won, but it is a battle to save more souls, to not allow the devil to lead even one more person away from God.  So fight for your family, friends, country, and the world, because if we are not fighting in prayer who will be?  This is a battle we win, but we wont have won the battle if we haven't won souls over for the Kingdom of God.  That's what this battle is for, souls.

The devil who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are.  And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Revelation 20:10

Have a blessed week.


  1. Truth. Complete and utter truth, Debi. Thank you for clearly sharing what so few of us see everyday...the evil in our world and who's behind it all. My daughter is a testimony to the fact that you can pray in Jesus' name to release His power to the heavenly hosts to rescue your family out of Satan's grasp. I know that sounds strange, but God allows us to participate rather than stand by in despair, wringing our hands in defeat. Due to our faith in Jesus, we already have access to conquer Satan and his armies through the blood of Jesus Christ. Satan is mad because he's almost out of time, and he knows he's losing. But...we know who wins. Our Lord reigns over all! Praise Him, our Mighty Savior! Amen.

    1. Dear Kim,
      I am so happy for your daughter and how she is doing and for your family. It sounds as though things are going really well. I remember us talking a few years ago about this. God is so good and He did give us the power in prayer to save souls here on earth. It doesn't sound strange to me at all. My hope is that by sharing this, more people will see it and know that they are not helpless in this battle. God is with us and He will even guide our prayers if we ask Him. He will fight the battle for us if we ask, but we must ask, and we must know that we have the power through the Holy Spirit. Thank you so much for being here and following me Kim. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.
      Have a blessed week.

    2. Thank you, Debi. Yes, God brought her back to us - and better, to Him. :-)

    3. That is the best part. God is so good.
      Have a great week.


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