Devotion

Battle of the Gods

by Greg Laurie on Apr 4, 2016
And Elisha prayed, and said, "Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

I think we would all agree there is a battle going on in the United States today. It’s a battle for our very souls, a battle for right and wrong, a battle over the Bible, a battle over the family. Really, it is a battle over worldviews. And if you want to simplify it even further, it is a battle of the gods.

In the Bible there is only one God; it isn’t multiple choice. God says, "I am the Lord, and there is no other" (Isaiah 45:5). There is the true and living God who is the God of Scripture and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He is the God who loved us so much that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross.

Then there are all the other gods. So the battle rages today—the battle of the gods and the battle of the worldviews.

Sometimes as followers of Jesus Christ and believers in the Bible, it feels like we are losing ground everywhere we turn. In some ways, you might feel as though there is no hope.

I’m reminded of the story of Elisha and his servant when they were surrounded by enemy forces. Elisha was so confident in the Lord that he took a nap. But his servant woke him, alarmed as the enemy forces were closing in. So Elisha prayed, "Lord, open his eyes." The Bible tells us, "Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha" (2 Kings 6:17).

In the same way, there are more on our side than there are on the enemy’s side. And we need to remember that as the battle rages on every day.

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