We are currently in a series at New Season called “This Is War.” We are dealing with spiritual warfare.
This Sunday, we are in Ephesians, chapter 6, verse 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.” We will be talking about demons.
I was reminded of a book that I read a long time ago. I don’t know if you have ever read the classic, “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis. It is an incredible book dealing with spiritual warfare and how the enemy works to discourage us. In one particular part of the book, the senior demon, Screwtape educates the junior demon, Wormwood on how to tempt a human “client.” Screwtape explains the tactic of using a human’s fatigue during a time of trial to persuade the man/woman to give up.
One of the main strategies of the devil is discouragement.The devil wants you to slow down, sit, stop and give up. He wants you to quit on God, your family, the church and your journey with Christ.
The battle is already over.We win! Don’t give up or back down! You’re on the winning side!