Enemy Onslaught

This is a word from Larry Hodges, especially for those who are troubled and afflicted in their bodies…

We need not think it strange when, as we are hearing in this present hour, many are being attacked in their bodies. For, no sooner is the Dragon cast out of the heavenlies than he is cast down to the earth. No sooner is he cast out of our heavenlies but he is cast into the realm of our earth. Still, we are not to fear nor be dismayed at his roarings or threats, for as the Lamb has redeemed us in our spirits and souls, He shall not be satisfied until He has also reclaimed the body. That is the full redemption spoken of in Romans 8:23, and the privilege of them that follow Him whithersoever He goeth. As there can be no victory won without a battle fought, so it is through such an onslaught from the enemy that we shall finally expel him from this last dominion of the senses. Remember, it was through death that Jesus gained the mastery over death. The very word, overcomer, has no meaning without obstacles, impediments and hindrances. Many in this hour are finding themselves being severely tried in the area of their bodily health. Many are suffering pain of all sorts and some even make their pass through death. It is all a part of that battle in which the last enemy, even death, is overcome. We are to find our repose in faith, not looking at the outward appearance nor listening to the voice and counsel of Reason, but having our faces fixedly turned to Mt. Zion, let us set our gaze upon Christ Jesus, our Forerunner in these things, who is our Pattern and only reason for hope; rejoicing even in tribulation that the crown of life is ours through Him.