An excerpt from Past President, George W. Bush, Jr’s radio address to the Nation in the wake of the Sept 11th twin tower terrorist attack was as follows – This will be a different kind of conflict, against a different kind of enemy. This is a conflict without battle fields or beachheads, a conflict with opponents who believe they are invisible.
A couple of years ago, I watched the movie, Van Helsing. It was a good entertainer, and one particular scene that made me reflect was a scene in which Dracula is dancing with a lady in room with mirrors. In the mirrors, you can observe the reflection of lady but not of Dracula. It seemed as if the lady was dancing with an unseen force.
The Bible records that our struggles are not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, ruler of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual wickedness in the heavenly realms; in a sense, against unseen forces.
What are the unseen forces that you and I are dancing with? Le us remember to put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6) and recognize that the battle belongs to the Lord.
Let us submit the struggle against anything (seen or unseen) that weighs us down, with prayer and supplication, to the Lord, so you and I can complete the race, fight the good fight, and keep the faith.
Our toddler son, Reuben, telling us the Armor of God. He was a little over 2 years when he said this. Enjoy.
Ephesians 6:12-18 (KJV)
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;