From the movie The Recruit, several lines seem to mirror real life:
- Everything is a test
- Nothing is as it seems
- There is an unseen battle raging on
Each of these statements applies in our own life, even if we are not in a special CIA recruitment training program. For the believer in Jesus, we are in training. All things are a test. Will we choose to respond the way we always did before knowing the Lord? Or will we choose to walk by faith and not by sight?
In the movie, the lead character was placed in several situations. Each one was not what it appeared. Nothing is as it seems. This too is fitting for a believer in Jesus. For the Bible teaches us there is another unseen world. In that unseen world there are spirits who carry out God’s purposes. There are also spirits who want to stop God’s plans.
The movie mentioned on unseen battle was raging on. It is no different to a believer in Jesus. There is a battle raging in the unseen world. This is an enemy of our souls. This enemy’s purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy all that God purposes. But there are good spirits who battle for God’s glory and purpose.
Father of us all and our Lord Jesus Christ, prepare our hearts for each test, equip us with your grace and truth. Remind us of the unseen, and lead us in the battle for our souls. We can’t save ourselves, but you can. We acknowledge you are God and King. May your purposes prevail as your word declares. In Jesus’ precious name Amen.
In His Grace,
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