THE UNSEEN ENEMY
Two weeks ago I did a post, Home Team Vs. Visiting Team. Husbands and wives are never to wage war against each other and yet many times this is exactly what we do. Why? Well, there is an unseen enemy that we must declare war against and he is a real and formidable foe. This is what the a bible has to says about this invisible enemy. 2 Corinthians 4:4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. The question is how do you declare war against an invisible enemy? There are three things that have to take place if you and I intend to successfully defeat this enemy. First, you have to identify who your true enemy is and it’s not your spouse. Second, you need to gain intelligence on his war tactics. And third, you need to deploy weapons that will successfully destroy the enemy’s ability to defeat you.
IDENTIFY THE ENEMY
You should ever under estimate your enemy. The more you know about your enemy the better prepared you’ll be to defeat him. Satan has successfully used these three strategies to enslave people to sin: lies, temptations and accusations. These are all shrouded in deception. Once a husband or wife chooses to fall prey to the devil’s lies, temptations and accusations, that’s when the true enemy takes hold. Satan uses his negative influence to cause spouses to work against each other. When this occurs they are blinded to God’s truths. A constant reminder to safe guard our hearts against the devil’s influences is remembering Ephesians 6:12. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. The enemy is real, though you can’t see him or touch him, you do see and feel the effects of his schemes. I think losing sight of the devil’s tactics lures us into wars with our spouses, in the physical realm, as opposed to the spiritual warfare we should be using against Satan. Realizing who the true enemy is will help you!