We all love epic stories. The epic characters, sagas, and conflicts of movies, shows, and games fascinate us. All of these things are cool and compelling, but when it comes to wars of gigantic proportions, no historic or fictional conflict can compare to the one we are a part of every day.
Many people have a very wrong understanding of angels. These heavenly creatures were created to glorify God, but also to be his warriors. These folks are for real. No wimpy Cupid nonsense. And every minute that goes by, people around the world are making the choice between good and evil–something which spiritual forces on both sides attempt to sway. God’s faithful warriors protect his followers as they go about. We can’t even see all that goes on because it is so beyond our understanding. But at the same time, all of this takes place right here on Earth. This is because these angels are in a different part of our world: the spirit world. This other part of our world, that we can’t see, contains the very literal part of the war.
But just because we can’t tell, doesn’t mean we aren’t in the middle of a battleground.
The Israelites fought for God constantly throughout their history. God simply told them to go and they did (though maybe after some complaining). One such example is below:
He shall say: “Hear, O Israel, today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them.”” Deuteronomy 20:3
It’s not as if good and evil just fight for the heck of it. The war that goes on has a huge purpose–or why would it occur? It’s not just about power, it’s about power over the souls of humanity. As much as that sounds like something out of some old horror movie, this is real. The great part is the power over our heart is ours to give. We still have the choice. The war is deciding in our lives and in everyone’s, the victories mean lives saved by Christ, and losses are those without.