Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Laying Down?

This morning I was reminded of something. With that reminder, I got a revelation.

Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

I realize that I have been so against confrontation that I was not even confronting the enemy! I was just laying down and allowing him to beat me up.

Well, no more! I am going to WRESTLE! I won't be defeated! I am standing my ground! I have put on my full armour this morning and I'm ready for the day!

Wanna fight? Not me - not with flesh and blood - especially those I love or those I've been sent to love. BUT, I sure will fight the good fight of faith and I will come against those principalities and powers and rulers of the darkness and spiritual wickedness....

This time of year - aka "Halloween" - is always a spiritual battle. Why do we as Christians think that it is okay to participate in the "high holy day" of Satan???? As a friend says? Why participate and "give an appearance of evil" like we are in agreement with death and fear and destruction?

I'm always torn between having to give out candy to those in rebellion or hiding in my house with doors locked and lights off - or having to leave. I should not be put in that situation and it is one of the enemies that I will NOT bow to anymore. I will boldly proclaim - THIS HOUSE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN HALLOWEEN!

Like the Jews let it be known, they don't celebrate Christmas. Why do I have to hide and feel like I have to compromise MY beliefs....

Well, have a great day... and be bold, be strong, be who you are!


the finchers said...

Amen and Amen, Just this week I was also reminded of the same scripture. And no, I do not like confrontation,
but realize we do have an enemy roaring around trying to steal, kill, and destory. And yes the final chapter tells us we win, but we still must take up the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God and do battle here and now........we must no longer let the enemy steal our joy, and rob us of the things Christ intended for us to have. Now is not the time to be passive but pick up our swords and confront the enemy and win the battle. We must arise and go forth in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Others are depending on us to show them them the way.



We are being made stronger, if we allow God to do that, in order to fight the good fight. Halloween, that new athiest movie. I won't give it's name as I don't want to promote it but it's aimed at kids. It is time to FIGHT in the Spirit with the Sword.

Elsa said...

You go girl! I completely agree!

The Preacher's Wife said...

AMEN! It is hard to explain to the kids why we don't participate in Halloween, but we can't compromise our beliefs and our faith. That is what Satan wants us to do.