I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Devotion Fighting for Truth

The world seems to be going to “hell in a hand- basket” as one saying goes. It does seem anti- life, anti-family, anti everything good and righteous is taking over the culture, the schools and the government.

But this is not the time to give up or to give in. This is the time to recognize we’re fighting a spiritual battle with opponents using both willing and duped participants. We’re fighting very real darkness and evil.

Ephesians 6:12-13 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

We need to fight not with fury and reciprocal evil, but with knowledge of God’s Word, His truth, integrity, righteousness and grace. To fight, we must stay in close fellowship with Jesus, know His Word and live for Him in a way that makes a difference to those aroundThe only way to fight evil is to fight it in God’s way, with faith in his Word, with His truth—and with His love.

Ephesians 6:14-16 Stand therefore, wrap truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness; on your feet wear the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, take the shield of faith, whereby you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
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(C) 2016 Carolyn R Scheidies

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