An invisible war began in the Garden of Eden. God had commanded Adam not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. A serpent inquired from Eve,
”Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden?'” Genesis 3:1
We know that serpents are not interested in the diet of human beings. The Bible reveals that it was Satan who spoke through the serpent. Revelation 12:9
That is where the war against God’s Word began. It has never stopped. Only when Satan is finally cast in hell will we be free from it. On this side of the grave our ‘normal’ is the evil one’s attacks on our belief in God’s precious true Word. He has only one goal: please don’t think God speaks the truth.
The problem is, God does speak the truth. It is a tragedy when people believe the devil’s lies, because it leads to destruction – eternal destruction. That is why the devil is so persistent with his attacks on all God’s followers.
‘Our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.’ Ephesians 6:12
Bad things happen because bad evil beings attack us. However, God does not leave us powerless. We can be victorious when we use His weapons and His authority. See Ephesians 6:13-18; Luke 10:19
Jesus is the eternal Victor. If we persevere and fight, we will, one day, be with Him in eternal peace and harmony. There are no battles to fight. We fight them here on earth.