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To Make War with the Saints

March 17, 2019


To Make War with the Saints

Everyone gets feelings  of being in battle  with another person  or group of people.     We even see evidence of that  in the news  every day.     In every possible realm in life,  there is conflict — and much of it is caused unnecessarily  by someone who just wants  to do evil.     From beginning to end,  the Bible refers to the evil  in this world.     Much of it revolves around actually hating things  that are good,  righteous,  holy,  and pure  in love.    In other words,  evil hates the LORD God Almighty and everything He stands for.

Of course,  we see all sorts  of hatred  on the internet  as people take it upon themselves  to war against God  with all sorts of  mockeries,  blasphemies,  lies,  and deceptions.     What is surprising  is the number of people  who voice agreement  in denying the authority  of God  in our lives.     But,  it shouldn’t be surprising.     It has been prophesied.

Here’s what God says is going to happen  to His children  in the end days,  according to Revelation 13:6-8,

And he  [the arrogant, evil beast]  opened his mouth in blasphemies against God,  to blaspheme His name  and His tabernacle,  that is,  those who dwell in heaven.

And it was given to him  to make war  with the saints  and  to over come them;  and authority over every tribe  and people  and tongue  and nation  was given to him.

And all who dwell on the earth  will worship him,  every one  whose name  has not been written  from the foundation  of the world  in the book of  life  of the Lamb  who has been slain.

Names are not named because  “the beast” mentioned is a generalized attitude  of hatred  towards God our Savior,  coming at us  in many different forms,  all through the ages.     That is why this attitude of hatred makes  “war with the saints”.     God’s children are despised and hated  just because they want  to express  the same kind of love  God expresses  in Jesus Christ.

God’s children are despised  because they have repented  of their sins.     This  sort of evil hatred  toward God  just cannot abide anyone else bowing  before the God they hate.     So,  there is  “war with the saints”  as the world  battles  to enforce its  godless ways  on all  of society.     Just a few battles include:   liberalism within the churches;   taking away Christian symbols in society;   supporting homosexual agendas;   denying the right  of Christian prayer, while supporting the prayers  of other religions;   mixing other religions  into Christianity  to start  new cultic religions;   making up new rules and regulations,  emphasizing  and claiming philosophies  as being superior  to Christianity.     The list goes on and on…

Many people  in the world  easily fall for this,  hook,  line,  and sinker.

They become uncomfortable  in making efforts  to live like a Christian.     They  “go with the flow”  when others are leading  to do something nasty.     They’re afraid  to stand up  for Christian principles  at work,  in school,  anywhere in public.

But,  here’s where we need  to draw the line.

Yes, it is prophesied  that evil will  overcome God’s saints,  but we need  to understand that  in the right way.     Evil will dominate  in this world,  but here is the difference.    It says,  “And all who dwell  on the earth  will worship him,  EVERY ONE WHOSE NAME  HAS NOT  BEEN WRITTEN  from the foundation  of the world  in the book of life  of the Lamb  who has been slain.”

In other words,  only the unbelievers  will worship  and cave in  to evil attitudes.     The unbelievers  do not have their names  written in the  “book of life”.     Those who put their faith  in Jesus  do have their names  written  in the  “book of life”,   so no matter what happens  in this world,  we don’t have to worry about it.     They might take away  our religious freedoms;  they will mock,  despise,  and kill Christians;  they will try  to enforce their false doctrines  on others,  and try to bamboozle Christians  with their pushy ways  — but,  Christians will stand strong  in the truth.

And,  our reward will be eternal life  in heaven.     Jesus will be our victory  because Revelation 17:13-14  tells us,

These  [those who are evil]  have one purpose  and they give their power and authority  to the beast.     These will wage war against the Lamb,  and the Lamb  will overcome thembecause  He is  Lord of lords  and  King of kings,  and  those who are with Him  are the called  and chosen  and faithful.

When we are  “the called  and chosen  and faithful”,  we will be safe  in God’s care,  just because  we put our faith  in His saving love.     He will care for us,  as He helps us grow  in faith,  hope,  and love.    Let us always abide  in God’s care.

It’s good to know  we are on  the winning side — the side  that will give us eternal life  and peace.

Then,  we will rightly praise the Lord,  and say,  “Hallelujah!”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


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Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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