Sunday, June 20, 2010


"For as things are, your man has now discovered the dangerous truth that these attacks don't last forever; consequently you cannot use again what is, after all, our best weapon -- the belief of ignorant humans that there is no hope of getting rid of us except by yielding." -CS Lewis, "The Screwtape Letters"

This weekend I have been thinking a great deal about spiritual attack and how it is not obvious that we are undergoing an attack from the Enemy. God has been doing great things in our midst and through the ministry He has established here in South Africa. Of course, the Devil wants to break this down and leave us discouraged and confused. Well these attacks have been so strong that we have been discouraged but we are not down and stubborn enough to keep going and find God no matter the circumstances. I have thought a lot about the book "The Screwtape Letters" by CS Lewis, which is a work of fiction depicting a teacher devil speaking to a student devil. The above quote comes from the book, and reminded me today that I can trust these attacks will come to an end and I can hold on to the promises of God above and beyond the hard situations of the present.

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. - Ephesians 6:12

We will hold strong in this battle because we know God has won the war. Pray for us as we journey ahead and fight, and may we see God glorified through all these tough situations!


1 comment:

Love for the Sake of Love said...

I just started reading this book a few days ago! It really reminded me of the spiritual warfare that the three of you have been going through. It's a very eye opening book.

If you get a chance, you should read Shane Claiborne's new book "Follow Me To Freedom-Leading and following as an ordinary radical". The whole book is a conversation between Shane and John M. Perkins. I'm only a few chapters in, but its all about effective ministries, battling injustice, and how when God calls us to help the needy it doesn't mean just giving them something or helping them temporarily and then going on with our means really living life with them. So good!