Revelation 12-13~ Day 116~ The battle will get stronger!!🥵

On a trip I took to Haiti awhile back, I learned why they say (about themselves) that 90% are practicing Catholics but 100% practice Voodoo.  They say, "We know God is good, so we don't need to worry about him.  But, Satan is bad so we try to appease him."
Wow!  Has Satan deceived them!!!!  What Haitians know and realize is that they can never make Satan happy, so they have to keep going with the chicken sacrifices, dances and other forms of idolatry worship.

Today's reading made me reflect back to that time in Haiti.  The reading made me realize that the Haitian mentality will permeate the entire world at some point.
"(The beast) began to speak blasphemies against God...And it was permitted to wage war against the saints and to conquer them....All those who live on the earth will worship it." (13:6-7) 😞

We don't need to look far ahead in the future for this to happen...it's happening now....there is an element in our culture that is waging war against Christians now.  I used to think that the persecuted Christians were in other countries, like China, where Christianity is outlawed.....but, in a very short period of time (my life time), the persecution of Christians started happening in the good 'ol USA as well.

The fact is, if the persecution is happening now, like I said the other day, we Christians have tools to fight the battle (See Ephesians 6:10-12).  Yet, it was put on my heart this morning that if the severe persecution is yet to come, and I am gone, the young Christians of today, need to learn to prepare for battle!  We, older Christians, need to pass on fighting techniques (so to speak).  I need to prepare the younger soldiers to be ready for what is to come.

Lord, please give me opportunities to teach your truth to younger Christians.  Help me to teach them to wear their belt of truth, helmet of salvation, breastplate of righteousness and to pick up their shield of faith and sword which is your spirit. Help young Christians to see the need to be prepared for battle because, by your word, we know we are in a battle now and it's going to get more fierce!!

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