THE WAR OF THE SOUL
1 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, 12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation. 1 Peter 2:11-12
Are you a Christian, a Christ follower? If the answer to this is no, this word will not apply to you and you need read no further. But if the answer is yes, then understand, you are held to standards that the non-believers around you neither understand nor delight in. Everyday our Christian liberties are being chipped away, piece by piece: Freedom of choice, freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, etc., I am confident that it would amaze you if you could see how few there really are in the camp of the unrighteous.
Most people regardless of religious affiliation, believe in the core principles of good and evil. Only satan toys in the realm where black becomes white and white becomes various shades of Grey; and if you allow the god of this world to manipulate and twist your moral values, you stand in danger of eternal death
We are many, though you see few. We are wrestlers, though most are weary. We are about to hear the trumpet sound, that when blown will reveal the power of a new battle cry. OH HALLELUJAH!!!
Lovelies, the pressures from without are hard enough to bear, but the temptations from within are the things that have the power to kill the soul. Resist, resist, resist!