Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The War Is Already Won!

I've been studying Scripture lately on the subject of Satan and the unseen spiritual battle we, as Christians, fight every day. The battle between good and evil is strong and without God it would be a losing battle, for sure!

Ephesians 6:12 - ESV For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 


We are warned to be sober-minded and watchful. Satan is cunning and deceptive and his goal is to draw us away from God.


1 Peter 5:8 - Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 


Ephesians 6:13  Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

1 John 5:4  - For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 


I am reminded that we need to always claim these verses when we feel overwhelmed, tempted, or oppressed! We are victorious through Him! 


Chris August has a song about this battle between good and evil.  It is so appropriate on the subject of our battle! .....and our victory!

 Counting my blessings:  November Joy Dare

3 gifts from my window
1,082 - grass, rocks, water, and sky!!! (God's creation)

1,083 - A bird in the water, searching for food.

1,084- Sunrise on a foggy morning.
a gift sweet, sipped, salty
1,085- Sweet - donut
1,086- Sipped - vanilla chai
1,087- Salty - Being reminded that we are the "salt of the earth". -
 Matthew 5:13

3 gifts found in Bible reading
1,088- Along with books and study guides, Bible reading is my joy every day!
1,089- For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  Hebrews 4:12
1,090- From the Bible, I am encouraged, strengthened and delivered!

3 gifts of remembrance
1,091 - Remembering in prayer, family and friends who are suffering.
1.092 - Remembering God's presence throughout my life - in good times, and bad....a great reason to keep a journal!
1,093 - Remembering Scripture, when I need to find encouragement and hope.

3 gifts at noon
1,094- The sun, shining through my window!
1,095 - The Lord provides! Food for nourishment!
1,096 - Warmth in my heated house, on a cold November day!



  1. Hi Ann,
    Happy to meet another sister, who also finds joy in reading God's Word...great verses & photo of the bird...Thank you!
    I linked up behind you at GDWJ.

    In His grace,

    1. Glad to meet you, too, Dolly! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. Dear Ann,
    Great post on spiritual warfare! Praise God that He gives us His armor to protect us. Thanks so much for your sweet comment & for following Saved by Grace! Your blog is a blessing, and I'm following you back!
    God bless,

    1. It's great connecting with you, Laurie! Looking forward to reading you future posts. Feel free to stop by anytime! :)


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