God Trumps Everything

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. – Ephesians 6:12

Attention everyone, the Man in charge is not mortal, but immortal. Perspective comes when we are flying in a plane 35,000 feet in the air as you look down and giant buildings look like tiny ants. No matter what the condition of the world is in, God is still in control.

The battle is not between men and women, political parties, nor the various nations. The battle is much bigger than any of us comprehend. We are involved in a massive spiritual battle – good vs. evil. The rulers are not earthly, but from the heavenly realm. And, the battle is over all our souls.

This generation will pass just like all the other generations before us. But, few will follow the Light, while many will cling to darkness from now into eternity. Be among the few, not the many.

The testament of a Christ-follower is when politics, circumstances, and worldly issues do not captivate our hearts and minds. Granted, the darkness is overwhelming at times. But, Christ is always light in the midst of darkness. Trust the One that has conquered death. Trust the One that calls Himself “I am.” Who else can say, “I am?”

42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!  – John 8:42-45

The spiritual battle found in Ephesians 6:12 and John 8:42-44 is as real as it gets. When all said and done, God prevails and trumps everything, even the master deceiver that temporarily rules over the earth.

How to Move Forward

This is how we move forward with being light in a dark world: