Friday, January 27, 2012

Ministry page Visitor Q&A: would God leave us without protection against spiritual attack?

My GMO question of the week: "What is the supernatural world like? Are we attacked in our daily life? I mean, do we walk with bodyguards of evil spirits trying to hurt us or harm us, separate us from our loved ones, break down marriages, rob from us, cause accidents, etc.?"

There's a spiritual war going on, but a believer wouldn't ordinarily be surrounded, uprotected, from evil spirits. In fact, read the story of Elisha in 2 Kings 6: 8-17 - the bodyguard there was an angel one, not an enemy one.

There are ways of being prepared to resist internal (doctrinal, philosophical, as in 2 Corinthians 10:3-6) and external (as in direct opposition to your calling - Ephesians 6:10-18) spiritual struggle. A lot of our trouble just comes from our own nature, I'm afraid! God gave us a new nature when we repented and trusted Jesus, but the old one still exists, and it reacts to the sin of the world and past failures. (See Galatians 5:17)

One thing that really helps a great deal with all of this is the attitude of submission to God. The Bible says, "Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you." (James 4:7) For more on how to do that, please visit our site at http://tiny.cc/holyspirit

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