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“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Ephesians 6:12

Have there been times when you have gotten angry with your family and friends? There have been many times in my life when I have been angry with my family and friends. I used to have a terrible temper and just because I am saved, it does not make me immune to the attacks of satan.

I used to be stay angry for a long time at people. One day, this verse became real to my heart. I finally grasped the concept Jesus is telling us. It is not people who are the problem, it is satan. When I asked Jesus to forgive me for all my anger, He took the anger out of my heart and filled it with His Peace.

Stop being angry with your family and friends; vent your anger on the one who causes conflicts, satan. However, we can control what we say and do to others. It is satan that tempts us, but we have the choice how to react to the temptation.

Sometimes we allow satan to win a battle, but he will never win the war. The war was won and satan was defeated when Jesus died for us.

Joanne Lowe

June 12, 2005