Satan: The Spiritual Gopher ~ Reece’s Pieces 10/4/2018

After battling them in my yard for a year now, I’ve decided that gophers are evil.  They sneak up underground and consume the tender roots of my flowers and trees.  They have so many tunnels under my sandy soil that I’m afraid one of these days my riding lawnmower will fall into a sinkhole.  I can only imagine that my lawnmower’s front tires will be in a trench, the back tires up in the air, and I will be sprawled on the ground as if being thrown from a horse!    I guess I can be somewhat thankful that dirt shows up in mounds on top of the ground so at least I know gophers are close by.  It’s hard to do battle with an enemy that you can’t see.

The Bible tells me my greatest enemy, Satan, is a “thief that comes to steal, kill, and destroy.” (John 10:10) Like the gophers in my yard, he likes to dig tunnels and eat at my roots.  He can’t have victory over my eternity, so he goes after my joy, my wife, my family, my relationships, my health, my job, etc.   He’s trying to get me to take my eyes off of Jesus by keeping me occupied chasing tunnels and leveling mounds of dirt.  Make no mistake; he is a real enemy with real power.  However, the Holy Spirit lives in me and His power is superior.  Jesus is my Lord and I acknowledge Him as the Son of God and my personal Savior.  1 John 4 tells me that God’s children have overcome the world and verse 4 tells me, He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”  In addition, in the second part of John 10:10 Jesus says, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. Therefore, I’m standing of the promises of God!

 

Lord’s Supper Service – This Sunday, October 7th 10:15 AM

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