We wrestle not against flesh and blood
By Dr. Robert Owens
Watching the recent political theater that our ever more divided country serves up as leadership reminds me that the natural man cannot receive the things of God for their foolishness to him. The mockery of the late-night political hacks masquerading as comedians or of the not even close to being funny Democrat shills haunting SNL reminds us that weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.
I wonder if someone came forward and said that Nancy Pelosi sexually abused them when they were a minor but they can’t remember where, or when, how they got there, how they got home, and everyone they said was a witness denied it … do you think the Congressional Ethics Committee would investigate it? Would the ABCCBSNBCPBSCNNMSNBC Cartel do wall-to-wall panel discussion about the validity of the claims?
As we watch these show trials staged for no other reason than to destroy the reputation and life of a man who the testimony of all who know him say is impeccable don’t lose heart. What the enemy means for evil God can turn to good. When we see what appears to be all of the media from New York to Hollywood piling on don’t despair the enemy may come in like a flood but God is well able to lift up a standard just as Moses lifted a serpent in the wilderness. Look with your spiritual eyes and see the real battle for we don’t wrestle against flesh and blood. We battle against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
We’ll never have the strength to stand for what’s right until we hit our knees. Faith is the answer and prayer is the key. Forget about the unfairness of it for the fallen world is inherently unfair. Take your eyes off the here and now and get a view of eternity. All of this will pass away. Remember God not only wins in the end He’s won already. Stop living in the world. Jesus said we must be born again born from above. If we confess Him as Lord if we believe God has raised Him from the dead we will be saved. The moment we do that we enter into His kingdom. We die to this world and we’re born into the new heaven and the new earth. And we’ve done all the dying we’ll ever do. Our body will stop one day but we’ll live for all eternity in Him.
While it may be entertaining and it may make a world of difference here and now all this back and forth between one side and another is merely man re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Looking back did it make any difference which side of the deck someone was standing on? We’re they on the left or the right? When the ship went down both sides hit the water.
In a hundred years no one will know who we were. Some descendent may know our name, maybe even where we were born and where we died. But they won’t know who we are. In a thousand years no one will even know we were here. In a hundred thousand years America will have been erased from memory. But in an eternity from now we who choose to live in Christ will still be praising Him filled with joy and living hope.
The political and social battles of this life may make good TV, they may give us endless hours of animated conversations, and they’ll have an impact on the current course of this fallen world. But remember they aren’t what they seem. It isn’t about right versus left. It’s always about good versus evil, light versus dark, and life versus death. But never fear Christ is here. He has won the war and He has told us that “It is finished.”
So, accept the victory and stop fighting a battle that’s already been won.
Dr. Robert Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2018 Contact Dr. Owens firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens