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I have an enemy. Is that clear to me?

It is a critical question. I don’t want to be “enemy focused” but I need to know I have one. He couldn’t prevail against the archangel Michael. He couldn’t prevail against Jesus. He can’t prevail against me.

It would be dangerous, however, to pretend he doesn’t exist and that I don’t need to be prepared.

I need to be prepared. I am at war.

Every story has a villain because yours does. You were born into a world at war.

When Satan lost the battle against Michael and his angels, “he was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him” (Rev. 12:9). That means that right now, on this earth, there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of fallen angels, foul spirits, bent on our destruction. And what is Satan’s mood?

“He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short” (v. 12). So what does he spend every day and every night of his sleepless, untiring existence doing?

“Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against . . . those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus” (v. 17). He has you in his crosshairs, and he isn’t smiling.

Why Does Every Story Have a Villain? | Ransomed Heart Ministries