Artwork credit: S.P.A.M. by SavedArt
A young digital artist named Matt designed the word art above. Matt is 20 years old and accepted Christ as his Savior three years ago. He’s chosen to use his artistic talents to bring glory to God! That blesses my heart! I really like this piece and find it so fitting for the day and age in which we live.
There is a spiritual war that has been raging for millennia in the heavenly realm. As it does, it spills over into our own earthly realm. This war is one between good and evil, between the forces of God and those of Satan. Satan is a master of deception and his desire is to bring destruction to God’s creation, especially to mankind. He is very skilled at introducing seducing thoughts into our hearts and minds, along with all manner of temptation. Just as digital viruses and spam have the potential to damage our modern computer systems, such attacks from the enemy have the potential to lure us away from God’s will. When we allow seeds of destruction to grow in our hearts and minds and to spread, they can cause great damage as we act upon them, not only to our own lives, but to the lives of others.
The good news is God has given us a Firewall! Because of the salvation we have through Jesus Christ, His Son, by the shedding of His blood on the cross, we have victory over Satan! God’s written word, the Bible, along with His living Word, Jesus Christ, shield us from succumbing to the enemy’s attacks. There is no better protection!
Ephesians 6:10-18: “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 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. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (NIV)
Hebrews 4:12: “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (NKJV)
Psalm 119:11: “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (KJV)
2 Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (NKJV)
2 Corinthians 10:4,5: “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (NKJV)
Keep fighting the good fight as you continue in your daily walk with the Lord! And remember God’s Firewall for your life!
In Christ’s Love,