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Cosmic Battles

For we are not fighting against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark age. So put on God's armour now! Then when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist the enemy's attacks; and after fighting to the end, you will still hold your ground.

Ephesians 6 : 12 - 14 (GNB)

This week's passage sounds more like something you might hear in the opening titles of a science fiction movie than a letter in the Bible.

We are told that our lives influence and are influenced by cosmic and spiritual forces. Enemies which exist but which we cannot see with our human senses. An enemy which exists outside of our everyday reality.

Although this might seem like fiction, we need to accept that it is Biblical fact. Although we have an enemy which we cannot see, it is an enemy which can still see us and still poses a very real threat to us. A threat which has the ability to cause chaos and damage in our lives, if we allow them to attack.

So how do we keep ourselves safe from this lurking 'cosmic ambush'? Well in the same way that you would with a human enemy, with protective equipment, armour designed specifically to keep you safe. Armour formed of faith and trust in God, an attitude of peace, prayer, and understanding of God's word (the Bible).

Earlier on in this letter and other letters written by Paul he mentions that the spiritual world take an active interest in each of our lives. God's angels are celebrating your successes while demons and dark forces are recoiling in horror. This emphasises the significance you have both on Earth and beyond.

So this week remember you are part of a cosmic battle. Keep yourself alert to the threat of a cosmic enemy, keep God's armour close to you. By doing these things you will be prepared to be victorious in any of life's battles which come your way. Have a great week.

This week's song is Feel it by Toby Mac and Mr TalkBox.

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