I know Disney has become spawn of Satan in recent decades, or always was, but I loved the Alladin movie. I don’t know why, except that my room mate and I were both going through hard stuff when it was out, and it never failed to make us laugh. The title is from that cartoon. The bird who is a minion of the evil antagonist Jafar, and his voice-over is played by Gilbert Gottfried.
Why am I posting something about this?
Because, don’t you be surprised if the Devil brings his fight right in the front door of your home. You know the verses, but even taking a self-defense class, it can sometimes take a second for your training and preparedness to kick in..
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. I Peter 4:14, 15.
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. Luke 22: 31-32
I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. John 17:5
And your flesh is already an enemy on your home turf.
I’m dealing with it myself. Don’t be surprised when you react badly, just stop, drop, and pray, resist the devil, and he will flee. Refuse to give him quarter.
It’s the final quarter and he’s going to pull out all the stops.
That’s my post for today..