“I am writing to you who are mature in the faith because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning. I am writing to you who are young in the faith because you have won your battle with the evil one.”1 John 2:13 NLT
The enemy of this world is Satan. His main desire in life is to keep humanity separated from God. Of what we know about satan and really it isn’t much, we believe that he aspired to be equal to God. When this failed he was cast out from Gods prescence to roam until his judgement day. He has one plan and that is to keep humanity from finding out that God wants a relationship with them and that they can have this through Jesus.
Here in 1 John, we read that those young in faith have won their battle with the evil one. This battle was the battle for their soul, the battle was won the day you accepted Jesus to fight for you instead of doing it on your own. The day we humbled ourselves and said we can’t do it on our own. Anyone who does not submit to Jesus help cannot win the battles against the enemy. They can try but it is hard to win a battle inside the enemies camp. To truly win you must change sides, join the winning army the stronger one. The book of Revelations tells us the end of the battle and who wins and who is the ultimate loser. No sane person picks the losing team.
Are you on the winning team? Have you ask Jesus for help in winning the battles that rage in your life? Accepting Jesus doesn’t mean there won’t be any more problems or issues in your life. There may be more, the enemy won’t accept your leaving and will work hard to bring you back. But if you keep alongside Christ who existed from the beginning you will have the power to overcome these attacks. Will you accept Jesus help today?
Father, so many try to fight the battles against the enemy in their own strength. These futile attempts only dig them further into enemy territory. I pray that today hey will call out to you Jesus for help, if they accept you salvation and sacrifice you promise to walk with them. Holy Spirit I pray that you will speak to them, love them, show them that there is no other way forward, no other way to win this battle against the enemy. Give us as believers opportunites to show them your love and salvation. Let them see Jesus in us. For they matter to you so they matter to me. Amen