ARE YOU CONFUSED?
By Coach Dave Daubenmire
April 21, 2011
EXCERPT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ……
…….The battle before us is the battle of the ages; The seed of the serpent against the seed of the woman…make no mistake about it. It is a REAL war with real eternal consequences. Hell is real, angels, demons, Satan…Jesus…they are all real…but invisible. Often it is hard to believe what you CAN see, let alone what you can’t.
But trust me; there is a dimension around us where this “wrestling” is taking place. “High places” is the term the Scriptures give us, where the “principalities and powers” battle for control of this earth-world.
The job of a Christian is to contend for Truth in this world, “tearing down strongholds and every high and lofty thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.” (I’ve probably lost about two-thirds of my readers at this point because they don’t understand what I am talking about.) The spiritual world is more real than the natural one…but we can’t see it because it is “invisible” to the natural eye.
Paul warned us “But the natural (fleshly) man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” It takes “spiritual eyes” to see spiritual things. Jesus told Nicodemas that unless you were “born of the Spirit” you could not even “see the Kingdom of God.”
I pray some of you have eyes to see what I am trying to reveal…
We Christians waste sooo much time on things that are trivial. Just turn on your local Christian radio station and listen to the “sermons” blathering out of your speakers. It is as if being a member of the “Christian Club” inoculates and exonerates you against any of the forces of evil at work in the natural world.
Where did we come up with the idea that this war that Paul speaks of in Ephesians only affects us in a “personal” way…our finances, health, happiness…while absolving us of any………