A friend of ours posed a fabulous thought. He challenged us: Am I a threat to Satan? Am I fighting for the Lord in such a way to cause the enemy distress? We sung the song A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. You may click play on the right sidebar to listen. The hymn was written by Martin Luther. He wrote music when the Protestant Reformation began in order to restore worship in Germany. He would frequently use popular secular melodies for his hymns. :) He was often criticised that the music was too closely associated with bars. Now, this is one of the most powerful hymns of our day!
This hymn is based on Psalm 46.Luther was said to have been greatly troubled and physically disturbed after having the devil torment him! Don't you know? Can you imagine? He was the instrument that the Lord was using to reform religion as it was known at that time?! He would often sing this song in times of trouble and despair.
Here is the 3rd verse.
"And though this world with devils filled, Should threaten to undo us. We will not fear, for God hath willed, His truth to triumph through us. The prince of darkness grim, We tremble not for him-His rage we can endure, For lo, his doom is sure: One little word shall fell him."
May I ask, are you a threat to Satan? I fear, I am not. Not that I want my life to be turned upside down, I don't. I love our family, our home, our life. I regret to say, however, I am comfortable. That my friend, is a dangerous place to be as a Christian.
the photo is of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. The 95 Theses were nailed here in 1517 by Luther.
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God is inscribed around the turret.
Photo by: alabamanglican