Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story–
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe
When we talk about enemies I think it’s important to remember that we have one collective enemy: The Devil. Once we remember our collective enemy we can remember the words of Paul when he says that we are not fighting against flesh and blood, but spiritual things (Ephesians 6:12).
That being said, we are delivered out of the enemy’s hands. Christ destroyed Death when He rose to life again. The devil will not win our souls so long as we admit we are sinners, believe in Jesus, and confess Jesus is Lord.
When a physical enemy in the shape of a person presents themselves (an uncle you don’t like or a co-worker who just has it out for you) we can remember that we are not fighting the person (the person is made in God’s image and is thus more valuable than we will ever know) but the spiritual war around us. When this moment happens, how will your battle play out? What move will you make?
Will you listen to the devil, whispering sweet nothings of revenge and wrath and cold-heartedness? Or will you allow yourself to be redeemed and choose Christ and His code of conduct?
The choice isn’t easy.
But every choice makes a great story for God and we must not be afraid to tell these stories.
“And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by reason of the word of their testimony…” Revelation 12:11
Each time we talk about Christ it matters. So keep talking. Keep sharing what God has done for you.