You have probably heard the words "Good vs. Evil" used at some point in your life. Politicians have used these words to describe the struggle between our nation and other enemy nations around the world. Have you ever seen an artist rendition of a small "good" angel and the small "evil" angel hovering around the shoulder of an individual person? This was used to remind us that we have both of these influences working for us and against us at the same time. I remember being taught as a child about good and evil and that I needed to avoid anything that was evil and even those things that even appeared evil. We have been taught that there is both good and evil at work in our lives and certainly both of these elements are found in our modern day society.
I sincerely believe that the forces of both good and evil are at work in our modern world. I identify in my spirit that God is "up to something" good in the release of His Kingdom on this earth. I also identify the fact that satan is also at work in our world. In my opinion, the enemy seeks to destroy, hinder, defeat, overthrow and in some cases utterly overwhelm our faith. The enemy seeks to distract us. The enemy seeks to attract us to the strategies of sin both "large and small" if there is such a thing. The enemy seeks to discourage us through his various means of disappointment, disillusionment, despondency, fear, worry, doubt, unconcern, laziness, lethargy, apathy, lack of passion, etc. The enemy has a tool box full of weapons that he can use at any moment and in any situation if he sees that we have left open the door of our soul. IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CLOSE THE DOOR OF OUR LIFE BEFORE SATAN CAN GAIN A FOOTHOLD IN OUR LIVES. I encourage you to take time and re-read the previous sentence one more time!!!
I would encourage you to read James 4 at your convenience. The Word of God has a very powerful message to reveal to us. I have felt led to share two translations of James 4:7-8 with you today.
James 4:7-8, "(NKJV)