Spiritual Warfare in the Terrestrial World

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“He left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.” Genesis 39:12

Joseph was in a war and did not have the ability to wage a spiritual war with carnal weapons so he fled. God would equip humanity for this war with the coming of His Son Jesus!

We indeed are in a war. A war that is waged in the terrestrial but not with earthly weapons or consequences. Jesus introduces this warfare to Peter when He said:

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.” (Luke 22:31)

Why would Satan desire to have Peter? The answer is the key to understanding the nature of our warfare. Satan desired to possess Peter for one reason and one reason only, Jesus had placed Peter out of the grip of sin and death that Satan had introduced to Adam and Eve in God’s garden.

Satan had lost his claim to Peter’s eternal dwelling to the power of the blood of the Saviour. God’s words,  “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” (Gen 3:15) were indeed coming to pass with the power of the gospel of Jesus. The seed of Eve was to soon end the power of Satan over the creation of God.

This warfare was started with the visit to Mary. The Angel sent by God introduced this warfare to the world with these words:

“…thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end… The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” (Luke 1:30-35)

This warfare is waged against you because you can change your eternal dwelling through the gospel of Jesus. The end our your existence on earth will deliver you into the hands of Satan or into the Kingdom of God.

The power of the Gospel and your coming into agreement with God that you are desperately lost and in need of the Saviour to end the power that sin holds over you is how the promise Jesus made to His people becomes yours.

Satan promised mankind in the garden, “ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Gen 3:5) and his lie became the power of sin and death. Jesus does not promise to make you like “gods.” Jesus did promise you a place in His Father’s house.

As Jesus was preparing for His departure from this terrestrial world He said:

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:1-3)

You, my friend, are in this war and the side you choose will determine your eternal future. The  “Father's house,” or "Satan’s hell". Today if you will call on the name of Jesus and repent of your sin you will be delivered from the power of Satan and received into the Kingdom of God.  

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