Passing notes is a notorious action. The brother of my boyfriend sat next to me in our geometry class. In the lull between assignments, I sometimes thought of a message I wanted to give my boyfriend. So, when the teacher wasn’t looking, I would pass a note to his brother, to give to him (who later became my husband).
Revelation starts out with GOD our Heavenly FATHER giving a message to JESUS, who was sent to give it to John HIS disciple, John sent it in written form to the messengers to the churches, who then read it to the church, who in turn, went out as lights in the darkness to give the message to the world (Revelation 1).
GOD gave Moses a message to tell to Aaron. Now, thousands of years later, that message is still blessing believers (Numbers 6:22-26). Which proves, “Heaven and earth will pass away but MY (GOD’s) words will not pass away (Luke 21:33).
I got a message this morning as I was reading in Psalms. It is a simple message, yet, I believe I am supposed to give it out. It is a message about the unseen spiritual battle raging. Fear not, it is an encouraging message.
The battle we are in is a spiritual battle, for we fight not against flesh and blood but against ranks of spiritual forces in the heavenlies (Ephesians 6:10-13).
The battle, is not a battle of equals, for GOD is on our side (Psalm 124:1-3, 6-8).
1-The LORD looks from heaven; HE beholds all the sons of men (Psalm 33:13). But Satan must roam to and fro throughout the whole earth to see what men are up to (Job 1:7-8, Job 2:2-3).
2-GOD was in the beginning, and all things have been and are created by HIM. Nothing is made that HE did not make (John 1:1-3). Satan, on the other hand, was created (Ezekiel 28:14-25).
3-Nothing is impossible to GOD (Matthew 19:26, Luke 1:37). But Satan is limited, and can only do what the LORD allows him to do (Luke 22:31-32, Job 1:12, 2:6).
The weapons of our warfare are not earthly, but mighty through GOD (2 Corinthians 10:4).
In a careful reading of the Word of GOD, we find that GOD uses Satan to develop us in righteousness (2 Corinthians 12:7-10, Job 42:5).
This battle is a great mystery that is spoken of in Revelation 10. “But in the days (notice this is plural) of the voice 7th angel (with the 7th trumpet), when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of GOD should be finished as is declared to HIS servants the prophets (Revelation 10:7). At that time Satan, although he was dethroned before (when he left his 1st estate to rebel against GOD), is completely barred from heaven, cast down to earth. It is the 3rd woe spoken of in Revelation 8:13.
This battle is a battle to show what is true. GOD’s wisdom is being manifested through it, in HIS interrelationship with us, HIS children. HIS wisdom is being shown to the heavenly spiritual forces-(both good and bad) in the heavenly places, as superior to Satan’s (Ephesians 3:10). It is not a matter of GOD proving who is right- HE or Satan, but rather, of HIS revealing HIMSELF, and HIS wisdom. For the very nature of GOD is light, and the nature of light is to reveal.
We are in a battle but, remember GOD is on our side. Run to HIM and HE will deliver you.
There is no king saved by the multitude of an army; a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. Behold the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear HIM, upon them that hope in HIS mercy; to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the LORD, HE is our help and our shield. (Psalm 33:16, 18-20).
Our enemy Satan, is living and well. His plans and his projects leave quite a clear trail. To some he gives powers, open worship is one price, Others ne’re know they’re bound for they think he is CHRIST. He’ll disguise who he is to avoid a fight So his seditious conniving have the semblance of right. But saddest of all is the story needs told Of his blinding and binding within JESUS CHRIST’s fold. Though believers are purchased from out of his realm His sneaky devisings oft put him at their helms When he can’t push us in to some great big sin He will nag and he’ll nitpick our lives from within. To get us to doubting GOD’s immutable claims So well fret and we’ll worry or want worldly gain. He’ll make us feel guilty, the accuser is he, To draw our attention from Calvary’s tree. Or get us to fighting within our own ranks To quench all our power so we’re shooting with blanks. Satan’s quick and he’s cunning, prepared to devour. And we’re easy prey if in our own power. Our GOD is the only one stronger than he. Submit to GOD, resist Satan and you’re promised – he’ll flee. /Sharon James 4:7
Looking unto and awaiting JESUS, the Author and Perfecter of my faith.