It's has taken me a few weeks to post this...it will be an interesting post to say the least. A few weeks ago...the devil showed up on my doorstep...in the form of a "package." It was "unexpected"...which is SO "like the enemy." Rarely do you ever "see it coming." Although the recepient of the package had no clue to its significance ...I recognized the devil right away. You see, the same person (in our family) who sent the package (who is also an unbeliever) has been used by the devil before. Back then, I didn't recognize it...but, since I've made Christ Lord of my life...the Light shines brightly on the darkness.
Although I can't reveal the details of what was in the package...I can only say that it was evident that the devil wanted me, alone, to know that he is ever present...that he is at work...so, I smirked...realizing, fully, that what he means for "harm," God uses for good.
"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." Genesis 50:20
Years ago, I didn't recognize the devil when he was standing right in front of me. Now, as I walk in Christ, he's certain that I would recognize him...so he sends a package...a symbolic one...one with great significance...and yields insight into things that are to come. The devil loves to inject fear into our lives...he is out to destroy our faith in God- that's his only goal.
My question is, have you ever had this happen? Have you ever recognized the devil...where a moment in time stood still and you were WELL aware of the spiritual world that blatantly stepped into your physical world? Are you looking for the enemy and aware of his tactics? He's looking to devour us...and unless we are continuously, consciously aware of him...he will outsmart us.
"so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes." 2 Corinthians 2:11
For my closest friends and family who read this...I'm FINE...REALLY REALLY fine. All could not be better, as I live so confidently in Christ. But, I wanted to let the devil know, "publicly," that I know it was him and I know what he's doing. Although the overall incident doesn't involve "me" or affect "me" at all...it was simply an opportunity to witness the devil at work...and dear brothers and sisters...I can tell you that he is alive and well. Put on your armor. :)