War is On, But Only One Side is Showing Up
A war has been waged in America for quite a few decades, now. The two sides of the war? Christianity verses Secular Humanism is one way to put it. Another way is to say it is mankind verses Satan. After all, man is God's favorite creation. He loves us so much that He sent His only begotten Son to die for our sins so that we might spend eternity with Him. Because of this. man does not have to spend eternity in a place God created for Satan and those angels who followed him. Satan thought he had struck a painful blow against God when he caused Adam and Eve to sin. After all, a just God would have to condemn mankind to the same place to which Satan and his followers would be condemned. What Satan didn't know is the lengths God will go to give man a chance at spending eternity with Him, and so came Jesus. That war is over and God won. The war by Satan against humanity is still ongoing, however, and Satan uses our own thoughts and our own carnal desires against us. Satan uses all sorts of distractions to render Christians ineffective. Down through the recent decades, we have been distracted by the Satan-controlled entertainment industry as well as the rest of what could be defined as the middle income comforts. All the while, Satan has made inroads into every aspect of our culture and politics, even taking control of what children are taught in the public education systems. Because America's Christians are less interested in studying the Bible, staying in constant prayer with their Creator, being the rightful stewards of America's society and answering the command to fulfill the Great Commission, those who do not know the great gift of salvation don't even know they are in dire need of it. Early Sunday morning, several hundred lost souls were reveling in their sins without a thought about what would happen to them were they to die. To those people, their carnal desires trumped all, just as Satan had led them to believe. What those people didn't realize was Satan was leading another man with the Satanic doctrine of Islam. In the early ours of Sunday morning, the forces of evil conducted an ambush against mankind, and scores were killed and injured. The party-goers at the club didn't even know they were in the middle of an ambush, much less that a battle was going on for their souls. The Muslim who attacked them? He believed he was acting righteously, not knowing he was nothing more than the tool of our adversary. Ephesians 6:12 makes it clear we do not wrestle with flesh and blood but powers and principalities, and the events of early Sunday morning are evidence of it. Satan used a follower of a Satanic religion to attack a club full of people who preferred abominable behavior over a righteous lifestyle, while using other lost people to assert that this action was due to everything from a lack of gun control to even "Christian bigotry." There is a war on for human souls, and while the war was won when Jesus arose from the grave, the battles continue. Right now, Satan is laughing because he gained many more souls and created a condition of confusion and false narrative so that he can further destroy mankind. Isn't it about time we Christians stopped being weak? Isn't it about time we stood up and spoke up? The lost and dying need to hear the truth.