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--Pastor Amos Albright
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A Word from Your Pastor
From the Pastor’s Desk – Spiritual Warfare!
Many Christians are unprepared for spiritual warfare. Oftentimes, Christians rightfully rejoice in the many privileges we have in Christ but fail to realize that discipleship to Christ also means a call to spiritual battle. Paul reminds Christians that they are engaged in a great spiritual battle and must be equipped for it.
Satan is indeed a terrible enemy and if it were not for God and the provision he has made for us for this warfare, we would be rightly downcast and discouraged. Thankfully God’s Word gives us instructions regarding spiritual warfare. Remember the victory is not our enemy’s but God’s. And it is our victory, too. If we arm ourselves as we are told to arm ourselves and persevere to the end.
The conclusion is a simple one. Do not trust yourself. If you trust yourself, as Peter did, you will fall as Peter did. Peter told Jesus, “Even if all fall away, I will not (Mark 14:29). But that very night, Peter, who considered himself the strongest of the disciples, denied his Lord three times, on the last occasion even with oaths and cursings (Mark 14:66-72). If we trust to ourselves, we will fall. But if we know our own weakness and therefore turn to God as our necessary defense against Satan, then we will be able to stand against the devil’s schemes. The Bible says, “Submit yourselves, then to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7)
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