I have been really enlightened this week to realise that Satan really is “…the prince of the power of the air!” There is definitely something in the air this week, I’ve been having nightmares regularly and it has been a hard week of depression.
In this state of mind, it is really easy to give up on fighting the good fight. But, that’s just what the enemy intends when he sends even the most subtle of attacks.
It is quite scary thinking about letting the enemy take a hold, giving up and just leading an easy life. Or, a seemingly easy life, going the way of the world and suffering the consequences. I read this this week, “Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve” (Luke 22:3). I shuddered at the thought, Judas was taken over by the enemy and then he betrayed Jesus.
I think it is no coincidence that in the same chapter of Luke that it says Satan entered Judas, Jesus tells Simon Peter: “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Luke 22:31-32.
We have our Lord Jesus who can pray for us that our faith does not fail. Jesus, our Saviour wants us to keep on fighting the good fight. In fighting this fight, we need to understand that it isn’t us who fights, it is our Lord. We may struggle with this, but giving it over to the Lord is actually how we fight. We need to rely on Him to fight for us. We can be used as his tools, but He is the one who does the work.
The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.
Oh the peace of God, knowing that it is our Lord that fights for us. Thank the Lord that He is good!