They aren’t right in our world.
You and I don’t have to look hard to see this, do we? Check the news
online. Or better yet, look out your front door. People fight. Cancer
kills. A spouse cheats on the one he’s vowed to be faithful to. Women
and children are oppressed. Poverty is rampant. Iron-fisted dictators
still rule countries and assault their own people with violence, fear,
and death. Should I continue?
Darkness is looming in our
world. Have you felt it recently? When you come in touch with the pain
of life around you, expressed in the broken words of a friend or the
sad eyes of a coworker, do you feel it?
A battle is raging.
In my novel Spirit
Fighter, and throughout the Son of Angels series, this is a
gradually evolving but massive theme. We meet young siblings Jonah and
Eliza Stone in the middle of dealing with normal problems in their
seemingly normal world. All they know is what they can see, hear, and
touch around them. But soon, the two discover that there is an
invisible, spiritual world. Just behind the curtain, a whole other
world exists. And as quarter-angels, or quarterlings as they’re known
in the book, Jonah and Eliza are able to step into that spiritual realm
whenever they want. The two may have just discovered it, but that
hidden world has always been there. It has always existed.
Soon the pair discovers that not
only is the spiritual world ever-present, but that within it a battle
rages between good and evil. This war didn’t begin in the “real”
world—it began here, in the hidden realm. The warfare spills over into
the physical world, though. The goal of the Evil One, after all, is to
dominate humankind, to lord himself over them, and to make them bow
down at his altar.
The Bible says that one of God’s
angels led a rebellion against Him in heaven. Satan, along with
one-third of the beings God created for His pleasure and service, were
cast down out of His presence. Their main goal? To ruin God’s prized
creation. To pry men and women away from Him, and draw them toward
their own evil purposes. In this hidden realm—both in Spirit
Fighter and, I believe, in our world—these fallen angels are
waging a war against God and all of His angels. The prize they seek in
the battle? You. And me.
are we to do? If this is true, how can we withstand the onslaught of
these powerful forces? Those are questions I will address in the future
articles. For now, it is enough to realize that a conflict exists and
that we are caught in the middle of it.
you can come to terms with this, you will
be farther along than most. After all, your heart and soul have sensed
this, long before the truth of it crept its way into the conscious
thoughts of your mind, right?
Should we use this reality to
scare our kids or have them feel threatened? No—hardly. There are many
excellent weapons we’ve been given to combat these feelings; however,
we do our children a lifelong disservice if we neglect to let them know
that they are wanted.
Wanted by the Evil One.
But wanted even more so, by the
all-powerful, loving, and gracious Elohim Himself.
A battle is raging. You and I
would do well to take a few minutes and consider whether we live in
light of this truth.