Written by Right Side News
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).
Every day our world is invaded by what are commonly thought to be random events...and we respond accordingly:
Couples divorce so we develop marriage enrichment seminars.
Drug use among children increases so we educate them about the dangers of narcotics and encourage them to "Just say 'no'."
Use of pornography among Christians rises dramatically so we organize accountability groups.
Churches fight and threaten to split so we hire arbitrators to help us with conflict resolution.
Christians complain of depression and thoughts of suicide so we medicate them with our latest drugs.
Please understand, I am all for marriage seminars, drug education, accountability groups, conflict resolution, and psychiatric medication when necessary.
But what if the source of our conflicts is something more than just random events? What if the explanation for the problems that assault us regularly is something other than "stuff happens"?
What if we are indeed under enemy attack? Would we change our strategy — or at least adapt it — to confront such a reality?
Continued on Dr. Jeffress Pathway to Victory
To everyone who's lost someone they love
Long before it was their time
You feel like the days you had were not enough
when you said goodbye
And to all of the people with burdens and pains
Keeping you back from your life
You believe that there's nothing and there is no one
Who can make it right
There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
Love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus, Cry out to Jesus
For the marriage that's struggling just to hang on
They lost all of their faith and love
They've done all they can to make it right again
Still it's not enough
For the ones who can't break the addictions and chains
You try to give up but you come back again
Just remember that
you're not alone in your shame
And your suffering
When your lonely (when you're lonely)
And it feels like the whole world is falling on you
You just reach out, you just cry out to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
To the widow who suffers from being alone
Wiping the tears from her eyes
For the children around the world without a home
Say a prayer tonight