Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
The Call To Overcome (Part 3)
The Perp's New Plan
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
Ephesians 2:1-2 (NASB)
So that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.
2 Corinthians 2:11 (NASB)
Today, an ancient serpent runs a modern course, but he began it long ago: 'The Lord said to Satan, 'From where do you come?' So Satan answered the Lord and said, 'From going to and fro on the earth' ' (Job 1:7).
Back then, the fallen angel, along with his demonic government, hunted every possible victim. They worked one-on-one; as the serpent tempted Eve, Eve tempted Adam, and so it went. Surely, the devil continues to hit each of us in our soft spots, if he can.
Even so, 'The prince of the power of the air' has a new angle. Through the inventions of modern technology, one hit can reach millions. It's a mass marketed destruction plan built for the science of spinning.
It's not about plates in a circus or bicycles in a gym. It's about lines of power. In glee, earth's spinmeister flies, circling our skies and weaving great lies. In the world of spiders, sticky threads are called silk.
In the world of men, sticky threads are called hype. They attract our attention and attach us to their purpose. In a bold proclamation, 'The father of lies' (John 8:44) gave his spinning wheel an interesting title: the worldwide web. In 2013, approximately 3 billion people glued their eyes to its wonders.*
Actors, models and talent for Christ: you are called to overcome the lies: lies about love, lies about contentment, lies about purpose--and lies about Jesus.
You're called to understudy your King and to overcome 'The ruler of this world' (John 12:31). His name is Satan. His hook is media and his net is a web. Within the web of media, be confident: what the enemy intended for harm, 'God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives' (Genesis 50:20).
As fishers of men, you hold a different net. Built by Jesus and powered by God, it's a network of believers joined by love.
To Be Continued...
* Global Internet Usage Stats: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Internet_usage
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the The Call To Overcome series.