This thread is in line with everything I seem to be around and hearing lately. My pastor just emailed this out to us. I only copied a small piece of his email which is below.....
Be ever mindful:
The battle is real. We ignore the battle and the enemy at our peril.
Haddon Robinson describes the attack:
When Satan comes to you, he does not come in the form of a coiled snake. He does not approach with the roar of a lion. He does not come with the wail of a siren. He does not come waving a red flag. Satan simply slides into your life. When he appears, he seems almost like a comfortable companion. There’s nothing about him that you would dread. The New Testament warns that he dresses as an angel of light … One point seems quite clear: when the enemy attacks you, he wears a disguise. As Mephistopheles says in Faust, "The people do not know the devil is there even when he has them by the throat." … He does not whisper to Eve, "I am here to tempt you." … He doesn’t come and knock on the door of your soul and say, "Pardon me, buddy, allow me a half hour of your life. I’d like to damn and destroy you.”
Satan slides in. He slithers. He comes to deceive, accuse, tempt, condemn.
Don’t listen! Recognize his schemes! Resist his attack! Fight the battle in Christ’s strength!