You have enclosed me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Psalm 139:5-6
Satan assumes the role of creative mind, becoming like God. Man, through his flesh, becomes the incarnate expression of that mind in place of Jesus. And the world, with its system of godless philosophies, becomes the agent and active power filling and empowering man from within in place of the Holy Spirit. God’s plan for man is for redemption and relationship through the Son. Satan’s plan is for revenge and retribution — to stick it to God and create separation from His sons — the old terrorist tactic of hurting a dad by taking his kids.
I’m not a weatherman but I want to be one in your life. I want you to understand the spiritual terrain, the landscapes, the amplifying factors, and the insidious conductor of this requiem that tries to play us. As a fellow God’s man and strike-team firefighter, I’m deployed to fight the flames of Satan’s evil conflagration. I’m telling you to prepare for the pressures at play, don’t be exploited. Preempt the pressure of the world with a strong identity with, loyalty to, and duty in Christ. Preempt the flesh by honestly acknowledging your weaknesses, being open to help from God and people, and by rearranging your life so that sin no longer looks good.
You are on the front lines of this wildfire condition on earth between eternities. While the flames are threatening and unpredictable, you must defend and save. You must understand your own firestorm conditions. Remember your Spiritual weatherman said it was going to be like this. He knows we can’t go it alone. Stop trying and start trusting in God’s promises.
It’s good to know, Father, that you have my back. Your hand is on me.