Our lives are full of boundaries that dictate the extent to which we allow people to enter our lives. Some of those boundaries entail the maintenance of our security system and its service in protecting our own lives as well as those for whom we hold close within our hearts. Such is the case that is with the boundaries we hold for the protection of our souls.
As I strive to serve God, with what little I now have of myself, but much that I have from Jesus, I witness adverse effects in the lives of others, as well as my own. Many of the recipients of my work express a sense of peace, joy, and blessing. However, if the work poses a threat to the "rulers of darkness of this world", I will receive a personal attack from hell.
Satan is alive. Satan is active in this world. Satan is the biggest enemy of a born-again believer. However, Satan can only hurt the believer to the extent that God allows him to do so. The degree by which they are hurt is determined by the extent the believer establishes and maintains an active relationship with God's Son, Jesus. He is their advocate, strength, healer, Savior, and Lord.
Today, many people in the United States celebrate the day of "Halloween". In America, it has become a season of making money through horror and terror, but also through pleasure, all in the name of entertainment. Yet, so many people in this country, which was founded by God fearing people, have been blinded by the illusions of those things which present "Halloween" as a means of seasonal entertainment.
For many people, there are challenges that exist within their lives. Some of them are small and with careful thought, may be managed. Yet for others, such as Christians, those challenges may present themselves as trials, tribulations, afflictions, opposition, and even oppression. Sometimes it is hard to tell when the challenge lies within one’s self or if it is from an outside influence.
Just a few minutes ago, I finished some work with scriptures and was inspired to work on others: The Might of God: The Empowerment of Christians over Satan.
There are is much hatred in this world. Many people are fighting against each other intellectually through diverse forms of media. Other people are fighting against each other physically over issues of race, ethnicity, or religion. However, there are battles that are not raged against the flesh of people but instead against principalities.
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