No Quarter for the Enemy
Wake Up! Left and right, our foe overruns us.
The enemy wriggles under the gap in the wire. Once inside the perimeter, he sets up his tent. Unnoticed, he pushes further into our territory. Silently and unopposed, he lays a foundation for permanent shelter. Brick by brick he erects the walls for our prison.
In Satan's economy, a temporary shelter like a tent is a foothold. A permanent shelter like a brick watch post is a stronghold. The longer he stays; the more he builds.
Siege ramps, walls, turrets, stronger gates, and a deeper moat. Suddenly, he's up sized from a small outpost to a dark tower called a fortress.
Militarily, a fortress on a hill gives him the advantage because: He can see the opposition coming. Gravity gives him the advantage.
It takes more energy for us to fight uphill. Energy spent going up hill reduces our resources to resist.
Once we are tired, he easily takes us captive. Our captivity is the net effect of our sin.
S.I.N. We hate that word. What is it anyway?
The "S" word is the stuff we can't shake. It is the mess we sweep under the carpet because company is coming. It is the junk that makes us junkies.
Sin invades our souls and takes up residence. It leaves us helpless, hopeless, and dead. It is a miry pit of despair that we cannot get out of on our own.
How can we escape?
REPENT of our sin. Bring it out of the dark and into the light to be rid of it once and for all.
REACH for the lifeline. Christ and Christ alone is our only hope to be saved.
What if you fall back in the pit again?
GIVE NO QUARTER. Demolish...Put.To.Death... every argument, every lie that sets itself up against the knowledge of Christ Jesus.
TRAIN, TRAIN, TRAIN. Discipline ourselves to pick up our crosses and bear them. Beat back the enemy and his blueprints to take over.
ARMOR UP. Memorize scripture to foil the lies and evade the traps of the enemy (see below). Make war! Remember these: 1 Corinthians 9: 24 - 27, Galatians 2:20, or Galatians 5:24.
Chew on this:
Common Arguments Against Christ:
We say, "I need to be perfect."
Christ says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
We say, "I need to be right."
Christ says, "For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted." (Matthew 23:12-NIV)
We say, "I need everyone to be happy at me."
Christ says, “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you." (Matthew 5:11 - 12--NIV)
Meditate on the lyrics of this rap:
MAKE WAR--By Tedashii