Monday, September 26, 2016

101. A Purpose in Prayer

From CS Lewis', "The Screwtape Letters" -- Screwtape (Satan), Wormwood (His Dark Underling) ...."'Dear Wormwood, I had not forgotten my promise to consider whether we should make the patient (the human that Wormwood has been assigned to) an extreme patriot or an extreme pacifist. All extremes, except extreme devotion to the Enemy (the Lord God), are to be encouraged. Not always, of course, but at this period. Some ages are lukewarm and complacent, and then it is our business to soothe them yet faster asleep. Other ages, of which the present is one, are unbalanced and prone to faction, and it is our business to inflame them...' -- Screwtape." 

The Word of God says that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers in the air. Most, if not the many, folk, believe we wrestle against the black and the white, or the blue and the red. Yet, the colors of our wrestling do not come in hews of the seen, but of the unseen, where the color of Darkness cloaks itself in the visage of the thing born most opposite to our eyes and our beliefs. .