“Have no fear of robbers or murderers. They are external dangers, petty dangers. We should fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices the real murderers. The great dangers are within us. Why worry about what threatens our heads or our purses? Let us think instead of what threatens our souls.”
― Victor Hugo,
As anger rages across our nation and talk of revolution rises, is there any hope for us? Let us never forget that the internal battle for our souls is ongoing until we die.
Satan lives in the ashes. His spirit is incendiary. His thoughts are only of obtaining those who have even the slightest doubt of God’s power over the world. He delights in parched lips and burning flesh. One of the weapons in his tool box is revolution. By inciting those who disagree and stoking the fires, he can set the world on fire.
Lest we forget, God has dominion over Satan, but his power is real and still alive even within the staunchest of believers. He uses discord. He dispenses thoughts of hatred, fear and selfishness. He is the world’s greatest narcissist, because he has convinced himself that he’s greater than his Creator.
The thought of losing a soul doesn’t seem to carry much clout today. Many don’t even know what the word “sin” means nor the consequences connected with it.
I grew up in a church that scared the bejeebers out of me by preaching heavily on the law. It took me a long time to realize the hope of the Gospel, but now I know that God’s law is a necessary element when it comes to our salvation. Without knowing our sin, we have no need for a Savior.
Today, it’s time to put away our sinful natures and begin to rebuild a dying country. We need to look within and see what needs to be rectified. We must stand tall against those who would break her laws and not be afraid to do so. If we don’t, the devil has won this skirmish and destruction from within has begun.
Our hope remains. We know that God has already won the victory!