Tuesday, December 29 2020
OUR WEAPONS OF WAR
And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12:7-9
As war broke out in Heaven it was brought down to earth by Satan's expulsion by the angelic host! Landing in the newly created garden of God the devil approached Adam and Eve who were the first family, totally unaware of his existence as he carried out his plan to deceive them!.
Appearing as a talking serpent the devil spoke to Eve and said to her, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?" She replied and said, "We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; "but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat it nor shall you touch it, lest you die.' " Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die."
The whole time this devilish diatribe was being spewed upon them, Adam, "Man of the house" just stood there allowing his wife to be seduced by an evil intruder! When Eve saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes and able to make one wise she took of its fruit and ate, and also gave to her husband, Adam and he ate! This is the beginning of Spiritual Warfare, Adam and Eve were both deceived and died spiritually and the curse of their actions caused all of mankind to be born in sin, in need of a Savior!
Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Revelation 12:10,11
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin