While there have been thousands of wars over the history of mankind, there has been one war that has raged through the ages, the cosmic battle between God and Satan. Some sensationalize this spiritual war and blame everything bad on the devil but most people are vastly ignorant of it. If we could pull back the veil between the visible and invisible we would be absolutely blown away. It would make the most violent video game look like Candyland. There is a war raging! The military imagery is hard to ignore when we read Ephesians chapter 6. In verses 10 to 13, we see who the enemy is, what the enemies tactics are, and then what our response is. Satan, the enemy, hates the fact that we were made in the image of God and that he receives the glory through the body of Christ. That’s why this glory war has spilled over into humanity. Leading a kind of military hierarchy Satan seizes footholds through which he seeks to destroy. Our response is to fight, but not with our own strength. We are to be strong in the Lord. And we don’t fight for victory, but from the victory of Jesus Christ. Satan’s opposition is very real. But the outcome has already been fixed. It is done. We have won. You can hear this powerful message by Pastor Mike on Ephesians 6:10-13 HERE.
Thank you to those who sacrificed their time over the past couple of days to make the trip out to Ann Arbor and participate in the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival with our brothers and sisters from Mosaic Church! The weather was beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for better turn out. Praise God for allowing us to continue to be in partnership with Mosaic Church and to serve Jesus with them by serving our neighbors!
Don’t forget, this upcoming Friday (8/22) we will be having a prayer gathering at the PO from 6 to 7pm. More info about how we want to go about praying as a body throughout the day, so stay tuned!