The invisible enemy you need to know about
I am hearing a lot of people describe the COVID-19 as an invisible enemy. Just because a person looks fine on the outside doesn’t mean they aren’t carrying this invisible enemy around and unknowingly passing it on to others. I find that fact to be the most terrifying part of this whole thing. I’m not living in fear, but I am cautious when I have to go to the pharmacy or to the grocery store.
Here’s the thing, I don’t think I’ve ever heard about anything in our world that’s truly comparable to sin like this virus is.
- You can’t see it
- It spreads without you knowing (in your life and to others)
- It’s deadly
- It controls how you live
Even people who are spiritually “fit” suffer from sin that somehow makes its way into their life — unnoticed until they finally realize that it has such a stronghold on their thoughts and actions that it seems impossible to shake or conquer — causing them to believe there’s no way out or possibly no hope for tomorrow.
The good news is, we know where the root of all evil comes from. The better news is, we know what to do when we realize we are sinners. (Confess, ask for forgiveness, and so on)
We are all sinners. What we aren’t good at is protecting ourselves from sin and letting it develop a stronghold.
Friends, we have to wake up. It doesn’t matter if tomorrow is our last day or if we have 40 years left here on earth. We need to be aware of the spiritual battle that’s going on. Maybe the “symptoms” of sin in your life or how to protect yourself from it aren’t broadcasted on TV, however, it’s just as important to know because it can be as deadly as COVID-19 when left untreated.
I encourage you to do a heart check. I did mine. It may be a matter of eternal life…..or death.
If you don’t have a Bible, here’s some Scriptures to help you. If you haven’t asked Jesus to forgive you for your sins, you can do it now — wherever you are! It’s the best life-saving method you could ever learn! He will save you.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Ephesians 6:10-12 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 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.“
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
1 John 4:4 “Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world.”
1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
Proverbs 28:13 “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”
Mark 1:15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”