By Eglaide Seiber Barroso
In thinking of writing about the Russian and Ukraine war, it is clear to me that there is nothing honorable about the affairs of war, and because of this, my heart is burdened for the innocent people on both sides of the battlefront. I am aware of what’s being said about both nations; with so many twisted and deceiving reports about what is happening, it’s very difficult to write about such a brutal and destructive conflict. As a Christian, my heart is crying for God’s justice, but I take no side between these nations because there is no justice in a political arena full of power mongers. I’m very angry about this senseless war, as well as of this world’s godless governments.
According to the book of Revelation 12:9 KJV, the Bible says, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” We know that the world is under the darkest veils of deceit, portrayed by the evil-influenced media and big tech companies. The prince of the power of the air is desperately attacking the church globally, knowing his last days of tormenting God’s people are near. With that in mind, I am reminded that the word of God tells us to rejoice because we have overcome the things of this world by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. So, let’s lift our eyes to the hills from where our help comes from, and pray against the dark forces that is operating in the minds of powerful world rulers.
It is known by the counseling communities (Christian and secular) that discouragement is caused by a lack of hope in any circumstance, personal or otherwise. When we consider that for the past two years, we have been confronted by the numerous situations of natural disasters, war, global epidemic, complete isolation from our family and friends, racial and religious conflicts, economic recession, high gas costs, threats of worldwide famine, and the complete absence of godly family standards infecting future generations all over the world, one may feel overwhelmed, desperate, and hopeless. So, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? “Romans 8:31 KJV
In 1 Peter 5:8 NKJV, the Bible says: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” Through his lies, the devil is distracting and deceiving many of God’s children with fear and death, but Jesus’ death and resurrection has conquered all fear. 1 Corinthians 15:55&57 “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ
From the book of Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV, Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” I am praying for the souls who are caught in this deadly crossfire and Christians who are embracing a spirit of discouragement because if I look at their circumstances with my natural eyes, I see no hope for them, their nation, or the world.
God’s Word teaches us that Light has the power to conquer darkness. Jesus Christ is the Light of the world. The world and some of His own people have rejected Him because they are blind to God’s love. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. John 3:16 KJV
Finally, I am being reminded of God’s promises in the book of Romans 16:20 KJV, where the Bible says: “May the God of Peace crush satan’s head under our feet shortly. The Grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.”
This coming April, we will celebrate HIS Resurrection and our Spiritual Victory through Him. HALLELLUIAH!
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