By Greg Laurie
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
Some Christians are surprised to find that life as a follower of Jesus is not a cakewalk; it’s a conflict. It is not a playground; it’s a battleground.
It isn’t a question of whether you’re going to be in a spiritual war. In this particular battle, you cannot choose to be a pacifist because you’ll die on the battlefield if you do.
The day you committed your life to Jesus Christ was the day the Devil declared war on you. He had you where he wanted you before. He was quite happy with that arrangement. But you weren’t. Neither was I. That’s why we turned to Christ.