So Who is Your Real Enemy?

Ephesians 6:12 tells us our real enemies are not people.  Does that mean that people never pose a real threat to us? Absolutely not! In fact, for those who find themselves victims of abuse, sometimes removing oneself from the abusive situation is the ONLY right action to take.  But from there, once a person is away from danger, there is another enemy we can't escape - the prince of this world, satan our adversary.  Yeshua said, "In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33

So, how do we live in that tension?  The most effective weapon our real adversary, who is not of human origin, uses is the lies he convinces us are true.  It isn't the abuse in my life that truly damaged me but rather the lies I believed as a result of them.  Those lies took on a life of their own and influenced many of my bad choices.

So, what is the Good News? Yeshua came to set the captives free!  How does He do that daily for me?  He teaches me more about His character, through His Word and causes Truth (He is Truth - John 14:6) to rise up within me and He who is Truth sets me free from the cycle and bondage that enslaved me.

So, is it a once and for all event?  No, it is by walking with Him in  daily relationship and fellowship that He transforms our lives.  We are in a process of change that won't be fully realized until we are living in the world to come.

Be encouraged - He who began that good work in you (or for some who have not yet begun that journey with Him) He is faithful to complete it. Philippians 1:6

6 thoughts on “So Who is Your Real Enemy?”

  1. Pertinent question! Great beginning! I am excited to see what God will do as you progress in this new endeavor. You may be exactly the encouragement I need to finish setring up my website since I have been paying for it since last October.
    P.S. Sometimes I am my own enemy!

    1. Dr. Cocannouer,
      So good to hear from you. Norm and I will be happy to help you any way we can. I am still quite a tech novice, but Norm is my expert. If you need my cell phone, I can message it to you. Thank you for the encouragement. I am really eager to hear your feedback on my book once it is released.

  2. Susan. So great to hear from you! Fantastic message! So needed in this age when people are definitely deceived and believe all the lies that this culture is relentisly bringing before us. Believe the Lord is coming VERY soon!

    1. Darlene,
      Thank you. Yes, Yeshua (Jesus) is drawing His Bride together in unity to be ready for His return. So good to hear from you. Looking forward to hearing from you again soon.

  3. Knowing parts of your story, I’m confident this blog will be an encouragement to ones who have believed their own lies. You’ve been faithful to the One who is faithful to us.

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