The Battle

Have you ever felt discouraged, and considered stopping your blog ? Discouragement is one of the favourite tactics of ‘The Enemy’. We all need to be wary of discouragement, and consider its possible source.

I was naive when I started this blog. I thought that all Christians would be supportive of moving closer to Christian Unity. This is not the case ! The people who are most in opposition to Unity are certain Christians themselves, as I have discovered, while blogging.

This should not surprise us. The Lord tells us to always expect the unexpected.

Shaken by some of the nasty remarks against Christian Unity which I received, I temporarily stopped blogging.

There is a spiritual battle going on, as we are told in Ephesians 6, and sometimes we are reminded of this, so we can keep our spiritual armour on.

I have felt the Holy Spirit at a Pentecostal church which served red Kool-Aid and crackers for communion. He was just as present at a Mass I attended in St. Peter’s Square where a crowd of 60,000 worshippers from around the world gathered.

The photo is of the sleeve of my army jacket which I wear while walking around our rural outport. I bought it second-hand, but it originally belonged to a real Canadian soldier, about my size.

May the Lord strengthen all his soldiers.

A Special Sword

I keep a sword on my nightstand ! It is The Sword of the Spirit / The Word of God / My Bible ! As Christian Soldiers, the words of scripture provide us with our offensive weapon in our fight against the forces of evil.

St. Paul describes our protective armour, like the helmet of salvation, in Ephesians 6, 10 – 16. In verse 17, he mentions that the word of God is our spiritual sword.

My Bible is colourful ! I have used my pencil crayons to mark passages that I try to memorize. In times of trial or temptation, we can quote scripture, to defend ourselves .

Jesus himself used God’s word to defend himself when he faced ” Ye Olde Enemy ” , in the wilderness. He began his defense with : ” It is written”….