He hates us!
“Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring-those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.” Revelation 12:17
Wow, the devil is raging a war against us. Kind of a crazy though. But, it’s not like I didn’t know this. After studying the bible and hearing enough sermons you know that the devil hates us, with a passion. But for some reason or another it just doesn’t sink in. The enemy is very real, but he does such a great job hiding to make us guess if he really is real. Good strategy. Fade into the background and pounce on your prey when you least expect it. Sort of cowardly if you ask me, but really I guess the devil has no choice.
So knowing all this how does this verse apply to me? If someone hates us Christians that much you know that each and every one of us that are believers in Christ will be attacked in some way, shape, or form. The enemy will come after us with great intensity and shoot to kill. So as believers it is important to know that God is on our side and He is ready to defend us. But also He wants us to be ready for the attack of the enemy. It’s very important to know the principles of the Armor of God (Ephesians 6) and to know God’s law (Joshua 1:8). Being a Christian takes a lot of work. It takes effort, it takes concentration, and like anything you want to be good in, you got to practice practice and practice. So, I need to practice.
Lord thank you for this. Thank you for the reminder that it is going to take diligence, effort, and most of all You to fight the enemy who hates us. But Lord, you love us and that is all that counts.