Advent 4 – Stars that lead to Jesus – Monday 18th December – Ephesians 6:10-17

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For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places v12

Living in a world where dictators thrive, is immensely discouraging. It’s not so much the person, but the effects and grip that they have and authority on their nations people, economy, and values. The idealism they have marks them out in history as evil people. Even in these situations, which point to our dark periods of history, evil has never prevailed. God has a different group of people who will respond to people in need, and who arm themselves with a unique armour. Spiritual armour will always be stronger than evil. We call it the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Holy Spirit gentle dove, Holy Spirit strong and creative, Holy Spirit, fearless and brave; protect your world as you spread across each nation. Amen