Good June Morning 6-3-08

"For we wrestle not against  flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Eph. 6:12    

Christians are wrestlers. We combat the devil and all his princes, powers and rulers of darkness. Satan's cunnings and wiles are thoroughly described in Scripture. He is a terrifying, able foe.    

It will never do for Christians to be unintelligent wrestlers.  The unbelieving world often regards Christians as docile, unthinking people, who accept what they are told, exist in blind faith, and rarely exercise a brain cell. We dare not accept this description. Else we shall lose the fight.    

Our sanctified common sense must be used extensively in wrestling against Satan. Wisdom is available through Christ, who fought and defeated the devil for us.    

Christian friends, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God." He provides it in His Word. But let us apply it and so put on the whole armor of God.  

There's victory o'er Satan and sin's dark shame,                                         Look only to Jesus, there's power in His name;                                               The devil can't harm you or cause you to sin,                                              When you trust in Jesus, the victory you'll win.  

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - Spiritual victory comes only to those who are prepared for battle.