E - RoyalJesus said he came to give us a full life.  He has empowered us to have a guilt free life of purpose better than what we can imagine in our human minds.  Jesus wants us to live a great, interesting, fulfilling, content, and holy life. (John 10:10)

The devil wants us to live a spiritually dead life.  He wants us to believe that following Christ is not enough and that you have to seek fulfillment in other places.  The devil seeks to steal our joy, destroy our Christ-given purpose, kill our love for God and leave us spiritually dead in the water.

Until you get to heaven, where there will be no spiritual warfare, You get to decide who wins this spiritual battle on earth.  Jesus said his disciples will be known for their obedience to His teachings (John 8:31) and by their love for for each other.(John 13:35)  By being obedient and loving God and people, you develop your holiness and can be used by God in new and exciting ways. (1 Pet 2:9)  The more spiritually mature you become the more exciting your life will get as God uses you to do His work and bring others into the family of God. (Eph 2:19)

You win by getting in the game.  You win by staying focused on God in all areas of your life.

How do you lose?  Obviously you lose by not being obedient to God and living your life according to your own rules.

Unfortunately, for many Christians, you also lose by playing it safe.  You lose by staying on the fence.  You lose by believing you are a Christian but not actively following Christ.

The devil knows he can’t get all of us to do really bad stuff, and some of us won’t do medium level sins … But he knows he can convince many of us to play it safe right now and wait till later in life … you know, when we are closer to heaven … to get serious about following Christ.  If he can convince you of that, at least for right now, he wins.

Jesus said the devil’s mission is to kill us … He gets most of us with “Death By I’ll Wait Till Later”.

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