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How much are we like the little boy in this video? Charlie bites him and he laughs, but then he sticks his finger in Charlie’s mouth again. That next time he shows a little grimace signifying it was painful, but he still laughs and does not try to get his finger out. He begins to cry more and say, “Ow, Charlie.” And whining he says, “Charlie, that really hurt.” What does Charlie do? He laughs.
It made me think of how we relate to the enemy. The enemy bites us as give him access in some area of our life through sin or disobedience to God and we say to God, “Satan bit me.” And we may laugh a bit and think it is no big deal. Then we stick our finger in his mouth and say, “Ow, Satan” and whining (with no authority) we say, “Satan, that really hurt.” What does Satan do? He laughs.
Just like the video we are bigger and stronger (through the Father, Son and Holy Spirit) than the enemy (the biter of our finger). We need to get tough with the enemy, stop being so nice to him! God tells us our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the power of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. He also gave us power to drive him out. We need to start using that power and resist him and watch him flee. (Ephesians 6:12, Mark 16:17) In all things spiritual we should have the last laugh because as I like to say, “I know the winner.”