November 7th, 2004

The Empire Strikes back

Spiritual warfare. That's what's going on here. We had a wonderful week last week and then the enemy struck back this week. We are still rejoicing and victorious though.

2 Corinthians 4:1-9 "And so, since God has given us this wonderful ministry, we never give up. We reject all shameful and underhanded methods. We do not try to trick anyone, and we do not distort the Word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know that. If the good news is veiled from anyone it is a sign that they are perishing...But this precious treasure- this light and power that now shine within us- is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weak bodies. So everyone can see that our glorious power is from God and is not our own. We are pressed from every side by troubles, but we are not crushed or broken. We are perplexed, but we don't give up our quit. We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going." (New Living Translation)