28th September 2020

The Unseen Enemy

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
1 Peter 5:8 (ESV)

The Coronavirus pandemic is being described as an invisible enemy. Considering the number of people dying from the disease, it certainly is an enemy. Humanity has an unseen enemy that is far more dangerous than Covid-19. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).

Although the Coronavirus cannot be seen by the general public, and is apparently invisible, it is not invisible to the scientists and researchers seeking to manufacture a vaccine. Using technology such as electron microscopes, they have identified the virus and named it Covid-19. Our scientists cannot put the spiritual forces of darkness under an electron microscope in order to see who they are! These ‘spiritual forces of evil’ are very real, they are more real than you or me, they have been in existence longer than humanity! But we cannot see them with our eyes. They remain unseen, invisible. They are only revealed to us in God’s written word, the holy Bible. “In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (2 Corinthians 4:4).

The good news for believers is that we are not required to fight this battle alone. Jesus Christ has defeated the spiritual forces of this dark world. Jesus told his disciples, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). It says in 1 John 4:4 that “he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” They are a defeated enemy, whose days of leading mankind astray, are numbered. By believing and putting our trust in him, we too are victors over this unseen enemy.

Prayer
We pray, may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope (Romans 15:13).
Amen

Study by Sherwin Scott

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About the Author:
Sherwin Scott is a Deacon in the congregation of Grace Communion Church in Lewes. Like us on www.facebook.com/GCLewes

Local Congregation:
Grace Communion in Lewes
The House of Friendship
208 High Street
LEWES
BN7 2NS

Meeting Time:
Sunday 11:00am

Local Congregational Contact:
Hilary Buck
Email: lewes@gracecom.church

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