Pray as a Church Family
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
A Shared Insight
I recently read an article by Charles Stanley from an IN TOUCH Ministries publication that is worth considering. His article is entitled 'A Real Enemy' , is based on Peter 5:8-10 and reads in the part as follows:
Imagine that you're a soldier during wartime. You've made it through basic training, mastered the weapons of war, memorized all the relevant warfare strategies and are heading to battle. You've seen the war in news headlines. Friends of yours have already been deployed and now that you're on the front lines, you witness explosions and desolation all around you. Without a doubt, you know that there is an enemy out to destroy you.
Now imagine a fellow soldier coming to you and saying'I really don't believe there is an enemy out there. I think it's a myth, or maybe just a metaphor for evil. It isn't real.' How ridiculous! Right there in the midst of combat, with fallen comrades and used ammunition littering the battlefield, how could an intelligent person ever fail to recognize the presence of the enemy? It is unthinkable. And yet this exact situation is taking place in churches all around the world. Despite the evidence of war and regardless of the overtly personal and custom-made nature of the attacks, an astounding amount of Christians simply do not believe in the existence of Satan. This is a tragic mistake.
There is a very real enemy stalking you right now waiting for the opportunity to destroy you completely. If you want to grow, an experience maturity in the Christian life, you must take this battle seriously. Put on your spiritual armor and follow the Lord into battle. He'll be by your side.
Submitted by Linda Beuter