by Pastor Mel
Who is the real enemy of humanity?
In the biblical narrative there is a spiritual realm beyond what we know and see as everyday human beings.
Genesis tells us the first people, Adam and Eve, were placed in a perfect environment and talked freely with the Lord God their Creator “in the cool of the evening”.
Then came a talking “serpent” who cornered Eve, questioning the need to obey the Lord’s command not to eat from a certain tree. And the rest, as they say, is history.
That the talking serpent was the fallen angel Lucifer is generally accepted in Christendom.
Isaiah the prophet (chapt. 14) tells us Lucifer’s fall from heaven related to his pride and attempt to elevate himself above his given position.
Fast forward to the New Testament/Covenant (Luke 10:18) where Jesus tells the disciples “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
Then St Paul tells the church at Ephesus that their real battle is “not against flesh and blood” but “powers and principalities and spiritual wickedness in high places” (chapt. 6). It is generally accepted that these are demonic spiritual entities under the command of Satan that influence people and nations.
Is it a coincidence that the powerful elites of the globe tend to gather around the occult religions of Luciferianism and satanism?
St Paul went on to tell the Ephesians that faith and the word of God are the essential weapons to fight the spiritual enemy.
Are you prepared for the battle? Talk with your Creator and get to know His people, the church, and learn his ways.
Until next time.