May 2, 2017 – I John 5:5

And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. I John 5:5

Who are the fierce soldiers who are strong enough to overcome the evil that is in our world today? Only those who believe and follow Jesus!

I can hear you sputtering, asking how is this possible? I hear you say, I am just one person and I have no weapons. The answer?  Jesus prepares us by water and the blood.  Jesus gives us weapons as well. Our enemy is not other people, but the spiritual forces of evil in heavenly realms. We need stronger weapons than those men have made, but spiritual weapons, as we are told in Ephesians 6:10-17.

‘Stand firm with the belt of truth at your waist, the breastplate of righteousness in place, feet fitted with readiness coming from the gospel of peace, the shield of faith with which you can beat the flaming arrows of the evil one, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit (the Bible), and pray in the Spirit on all occasions. Be alert and pray for all God’s people.’

How do we know this will conquer the evil one through Jesus? God shows us Jesus, who was baptized in water, and the shedding of his blood on the cross.  The same Jesus who left us the Holy Spirit — of truth!

Can we fight this war against evil? Yes!  This is a lifetime commitment – one that carries the promise of eternal life!  We never fight alone! Who is our General?  God the Father!  Who is our Captain?  Jesus Christ! The end of the world, is not our end, but our beginning! Praise the Lord God and His Son Jesus!

And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by his baptism in water and by shedding his blood on the cross—not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit, who is truth, confirms it with his testimony. I John 5:6