December 14, 2012

Spiritual war

I was thinking about spiritual war and armor Ephesians 6:10-20, while an ex-brother wrote his faith had finished.. :(
The devil is trying to deceive us. He is wise and cunning. He can use our mind, reasoning, feelings, desires to make us doubt God, just like in the very beginning in the garden of Eden, asking: "Has God really said.. ? You will not die but become like God" 
But, it is a spiritual war and some die in it. So we are admonished to put on the full armor of God to be able to stand against the enemy. Truth as well as we manage to know it, rigthousness - faith in forgivness and living as right as we manage, shield of faith, helmet of salvation and the sword of the Word of God, and to stay connected to God in prayer.
   I think everybody has some misunderstandings what real Chistanity is because of our limits as human beings who are influensed by the broken godless world. We can just use the best picture we can have, but the base of it should be that God is love and you are one and an unique creature of him. Nobody is exactly like you, nobody can fulfil the part He planned for you. :)
   Well, as the devil can use any means to deceive us, so also God can use anything to help us to believe and go on with Him. But he is a gentleman, he usually knocks at the door and waits for us to open for him.  But he is greater than the devil, he has the final victory.
   Our bodies are mortal even according to Christianity. What comes after leaving our bodies, nobody can give 100% proof. We have only probabilities both for and against existance of God. Even those we don't believe in one and only God may believe in a kind of life after death. I think this is freedom God gave us. If there were no possibiltity to doubt in him, we would have no freedom but we would be forced to believe God because he is so great, powerful etc that nobody would dare to oppose him.