That was from the movie Sneakers, and Cos, the bad guy, was quite right. There is a war out there, but it's not about the ones and zeros Cos was speaking of, nor is it "about the information" as Cos later explained to Marty. The war I am talking about is the Spiritual warfare.
Ephesians 6:12 says, "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."
"Therefore, put on every piece of God's armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God."
Two days ago, when I wrote this blog, I was feeling grim and determined. Determined to be who the Lord God has called me to be; determined to love as God loves each of us; and determined to see others' pain and let them know I care. I did not post it that day because I wanted to read it again to make sure there were no errors. I put it away to read the next day.
When the next day dawned, I was feeling bruised, broken and bleeding. I could not bring myself to post this piece about feeling grim and determined. This morning I, again, feel determined and will take up the armor of God. Another day I will feel the loss we have suffered and again feel wounded and bleeding. I'm beginning to see this process unfolding and helping me to grow stronger in Jesus.
As I continue learn and to lean on God's Word and put on the armor of God, I will be able to stand against the enemy ever more strongly. Because the Sovereign Lord helps me I will not be disgraced. Therefore, with intent, steadfast, deliberation I will set my face like stone, determined to do his will, and I know I will not be put to shame. (Isaiah 50:7)