Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
Spiritual combat is going on all the time. It’s important for believers to be aware of this conflict in order to battle sin effectively and so live in a manner pleasing to the LORD!
The struggle exists in many areas; first, because of the fall in the Garden of Eden, we are born with a heart that doesn’t naturally seek after GOD – it’s His Spirit that draws our thoughts toward Him.
Even after salvation (receiving Yeshua as Savior) we have the capacity to do wrong as long as we live in these carnal bodies! We have a very real enemy (Satan); his desire is for us to dishonor GOD as he tries to gain victory over the LORD’S Kingdom! We know from the book of Revelation that this will not happen, but this conflict will continue until the final days!
Galatians 5:17a “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh and these are contrary to one another… ”
We always need to be aware of our enemy and that this spiritual battle is real! Stand firm in Messiah Yeshua, arming ourselves with the Word of GOD while seeking His protection and wisdom!
Love & Blessings,
Bruce & Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation