Mini War Briefing
I hope that everyone who reads this realizes that we are in a war—a spiritual war, which has both spiritual and physical consequences. If you are not aware we're in that kind of war, it's very likely that you've already been taken captive. Neutrality is capitulation in this war. If you are a pacifist in this battle, you have been effectively neutralized. Jesus said, "He that is not with me is against me" (Matthew:12:30).
With that in mind, I present this mini war briefing. Second Corinthians 2:11 says, "Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices." The Adversary's most successful device in keeping mankind from being reconciled to God, or, for those who have been reconciled, keeping them unfruitful, is the same strategy used in war: disrupt and jam the opponent's communication.
Satan's first attempt at that was extraordinarily successful yet amazingly simple. He got Eve into the position of re-evaluating God's absolute command by raising doubts in her mind: "Yea, hath God said...?" That was the disruption, which was then followed by the denial of the consequences of disobeying God's command: "Ye shall not surely die" (Genesis:3:1,4).
Let us take to heart the prayer of Jesus to the Father for us: "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth" (John:17:17).
T. A. McMahon