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. (Ephesians 6:12)
Ever have that nightmare where you’re being chased by a terrible monster, and no matter how fast you run it keeps getting closer and closer, and you’re absolutely powerless to stop it?
Or the one where it’s like you’re in a movie and you keep hitting the bad guy but it turns out he’s not really human but some kind of sci fi spooky robot monster kind of thing so everything passes right through him and you can’t seem to touch him but he’s about to touch you and that will be the end of you and you are absolutely powerless to stop him?
It’s kinda like that.
Only worse, because it’s real.
Physical skills cannot suffice against spiritual evil. And that’s what you and I face each day as we go about our business.
Your only hope, my only hope, the only hope, is to let the righteous power of God guard us.
Don’t get macho about this. There’s too much at stake.
Happy Monday, Beloved