And the evil spirit answered and said to them, “I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but who are you?”
Acts 19:15 NASB
There is another world that most don’t talk about, the spiritual world. It is real and we are a part of it, whether you like it or not!
In this world, a war is going on for the souls of men. We battle in it, our battle is not against flesh and blood.
Are you fighting? Are you active in this war? Or are you trying to get by on someone else’s victories? The sons of Sceva tried to cast out demons by saying, “I adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches.” The demon beat these guys up because they had no spiritual authority. They had no real knowledge of the Holy Spirit. They hadn’t taken the time to draw close to God. They just had a name.
The fight is real. I want to make sure that I’m not a hindrance to the Kingdom of God, but instead someone who can join the battle.
This war is fought on our knees, in our prayer closets, with our swords, the Word of God, in our hands. There is armour to put on and an enemy to face.
I need to remember that this war rages on, when I’m at work, when im asleep, when I’m driving, when I’m spending time with my family… I don’t want to be caught off-guard.
Take the spiritual seriously. Stay awake. Stay aware.
Lord, help me to be ready. Help me to fight, to be bold, to be strong for Your Kingdom. Help me to always treasure and long for Your Presence.