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Posted By disciple

    Did you ever feel like you were in a  battle and didn’t know who your enemy was.  If you have been paying attention to any of the news lately, it would be impossible to miss the battle going on throughout our nation over health insurance reform.  Both sides of the issue agree that we need to reform our system but can’t come to an agreement of how.  They are divided over what kind of reform should take place.  On the one hand many seem to think that a new government run health program should be instituted to create competition through out the health insurance industry so all can have affordable coverage.  On the other side of the argument are those that feel we have the best system in the world right now but have areas that need reformed like eliminating pre-existing conditions and spreading out the insurance pools.  The battle rages on.  Its hard to determine who is right and who is wrong concerning this issue.  Which side could be considered the enemy to the people.  Hopefully the battle will soon be over and our health insurance will be reformed so everyone wins. 
    I share this issue to remind you that all of us Christians are in another life and death battle that rages on daily.  Many believers are not aware of this or do not know that they have enemies that would still their peace in a moment.  The Letter to the Ephesians Chapter 6 warns us that we are to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. We are to put on the whole armor of God, so that we will be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. The author explains that we are not in a battle with flesh and blood but with the devil and His dominions. 
    The Apostle John in his 1st letter to the believers Chapter 2 advises us not to love the world or the things in the world. He goes on to explain that if we do, than the love of the Father is not in us. We are reminded that the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life are not of God but of our enemy, which is the devil. Remember that the war has already been won by Jesus but the battle rages on.
    Looking at the health care battle, we may not be sure who the enemy is, but concerning the battle that we Christians are in, our enemy is spelled out clearly.  It is the very devil and its dominions.  Our daily battle is the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and our selfish ambitions.  To live in God’s daily peace we need to place our armor on daily so that we do not get wounded and loose our peace , Amen!