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Who’s the Real Enemy?

Author: David Causey, USA (Ret.)

Takedown. Photo by The U.S. Marines is licensed under CC By 2.0

The United Press International reported on a police undercover operation that went terribly wrong.

Two undercover officers from Detroit’s 12th Precinct were posing as drug dealers. They unknowingly met up with two undercover officers from the 11th Precinct posing as drug buyers. Each tried to arrest the other with each resisting arrest. When backup personnel for both teams sensed something was going wrong, they each called for more officers to help. Before it was all over, more than two dozen police officers engaged in this now serious brawl. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries. But in a similar incident back in 1986, two Detroit police officers were killed.

Before you start laughing out loud over what a sight this must have been, please remember that someone is laughing even harder at us. Satan succeeds in getting believers to fight each other, instead of resisting him as we are commanded to do (Eph. 6:10–18; James 4:7). The devil is also succeeds in getting Christian believers to quarrel with those they perceive to be political opponents. Yet we are reminded that our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of wickedness (Eph. 6:10–12).

What Should We Do?

Instead of cursing our enemies we should be praying for them. We should pray that God may pour out His mercy upon our enemies and turn their hearts to Him in faith and repentance. Instead, we are wrangling with other believers over faith and practice. We are at the throat of our political opponents instead of on our knees pleading for them. And Satan is loving every minute of it.

Are you engaged in a conflict with your fellow believers or with unbelievers? Is your indignation against them really so righteous? Or is Satan defeating us by turning us against each other?

We’re playing on the same team. We’re fighting on the same side. We do not defeat evil with more evil. We conquer hatred with love and overcome lies with the truth of the gospel. Also, we dispel darkness with light. And we destroy bitterness with forgiveness.

May God open our eyes to see things as they really are! May He soften our hearts to love and forgive those whom He loves and sent His Son to save!

PRAYER:

Dear Father in heaven, I’ve played the fool by allowing Satan to draw me into a conflict with others. Please open my eyes and soften my heart that I may obey You and be a blessing to others. Make me, O Lord, an instrument of Your peace and healing. Amen.


Information from : https://www.upi.com/Undercover-Detroit-police-attempt-to-arrest-each-other-in-embarassing-drug-bust/8361510804710/
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