For two thousand years, believers have prioritized the importance of “spiritual warfare” for Christian health. (Heck, I was raised Presbyterian, and even Presbyterians taught it.) The battle comprises three enemies: the World, the Flesh, and the Devil. While most teaching mentions these three enemies, the spiritual enemy most frequently taught about is the Devil.
But Scripture warns us about the World one hundred times more than the Devil or the Flesh. One Hundred Times More!
This topic has been stirring my heart since I was in university. In fact, I believe that God’s single greatest call on my life is to write (and speak) about this one issue: The War of the World.
The battle against Satan is ubiquitous (even Hollywood gives it lip-service) and the nature of the Flesh is obvious (nobody robbing a bank thinks their Glock is a legitimate ATM card). But the war of the world is insidious. Its very hiddenness enforces its potency.
Last week I was asked to preach at the Springs Church in Colorado. They asked me to speak on any topic I chose, and I finally decided to speak on the subject that I’ve kept hidden for years. That sermon also forms the substance of the first chapter of my next book, The War of the World.
I invite you to listen to that sermon either on my podcast Beliefs of the Heart Reflections or watch it on the video player below.
And I would really appreciate any comments, insights, corrections, and even a little (if you want) sharing of your own experiences.
Click here to list to the podcast (the link also gives access to your favorite Podcast app):
Click below to watch a video of the sermon: