Sunday, December 8, 2013
As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, please join me in praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ who suffer persecution and trials for the name of Christ. And for you, I pray that you will stay strong in faith. Many changes are taking place in the world, especially in America, that seem, on the surface, to be ‘right.’ But the changes are, in fact, the work of satan. Be alert to look beyond the surface and beyond popular opinion.
The battle of good against evil, is fought every single day, and we have to keep that struggle in mind as we lead our lives. The struggle of good against evil is happening not only in the world, but also in heavenly realms. On earth, the daily battle is for the hearts and souls of people around the world. As believers, we know what the end of the story is, and our work is to believe and let the Holy Spirit work within us every day. What satan uses for evil, the Lord can use for good.
Knowing that this battle rages every day, it is so important that we make good decisions. We have to choose the right thing in small as well as large matters in our lives. All of the steps and decisions along the way count toward getting to the right conclusion of matters. It’s important to also remember that we can compromise away what is good and contaminate it with evil.