Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Remember Who the Real Enemy Is

In Hunger Games: Catching Fire, there was a very powerful theme running throughout the movie. Some of the tributes knew that their real enemy was not the people in the game trying to kill one another. It was the leader of the Hunger Games who was pulling the strings. It was easy to forget that truth when they were in the middle of the violent game, fighting for their lives. But they would remind each other, "Remember who the real enemy is." They needed to work together, form alliances and stay focused on the bigger picture. They needed to resist and trust that there was a bigger plan in all of their suffering. If they united, perhaps they could be part of a resistance that would help bring down the games once and for all!

Friends, please...let's remember who our REAL enemy is in this life. It's not people of another race, it's not our law enforcement, it's not our government. We are all puppets in a diabolical scheme the moment we stop resisting the temptation to act out in our anger and frustration with violence and cruel words.  Resistance is the key. We can take a stand for good only when we stop taking vengeance into our own hands. God sees, God knows. As hard as it is, wouldn't it be better if we trusted Him to work this out in His timing?

Submit yourselves to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7

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

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