What the Last Fight Is Like
I want to describe for you what these last days are like for two reasons. One so that you can be ready yourself for the last fight, and two so that you can help those who are fighting the fight.
The last fight takes place in the mind and heart doing direct battle with the Evil One. I am 60 years old. I accepted Christ into my life when I was 6 years old. So for 54 years I have been walking with Him. Those years have been mostly strong and full of confident faith. If He said it, that was enough for me. In this last battle, the Evil One is doing everything he can to reduce my faith to doubts. He knows his time is short and that if he is going to win the battle over my soul he had better do it now, quickly. The night time is the worst. He brings nightmares, usually causing me to doubt that I did not have enough faith or did not do quite enough good works to be saved or somehow I completely missed the boat.
Some of these nightmares are medication induced, though there is no doubt in my mind that a lot of it is direct spiritual attack by the devil. So, my friend, when you are going to visit those in the hospital or at home who are in their last days, I encourage you to go prepared with verses that teach the confidence that we can have in Godís faithfulness. We are kept by His faith. We have complete confidence in the Gospel because it is Godís power to save us to the uttermost. And I encourage you in your own life to memorize such verses as Romans 1:16-17, 1 John 2:1-2, Ephesians 6:10-20, and Galatians 2:20.
These verses should be memorized upwards and downwards, inside and outside, because in that last fight your eyes get blurry and you cannot read them and your thoughts are fuzzy. So you have difficulty understanding them if they are read to you. Also, the fight often is in the middle of the night, and you are the only one who is awake. In addition to memorizing these verses, it is good for you to memorize songs and carry the strength of these words. More and more they are making songs that are verses of Scripture put to music. Those songs are excellent to learn. One of the negatives about having songs on screens is that we never have to memorize the words. This does a great disservice to us in times like the last fight.
In the days ahead, please keep me in diligent prayer that I will confirm to the Evil One my choice in Christ as my Savior and my belief in the power of the Savior to save the soul of Becky Lynn Black.
ďFor I have been crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me. And the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for meĒ (Gal. 2:20).
That verse has a very important truth: I don't live by my faith but by the faith of the Son of God. It is His faith that holds me to the cross. So the Evil One is attacking the wrong person! Christ has already won the victory over him. That was settled at Calvary, so I cling to the cross and I am clothed in His righteousness. If I have missed the boat, and I am sure I have, I have an advocate, Jesus Christ the righteous one, who pleads my case before the Father. He is the righteous one, and He has clothed me with His righteousness.
In these last days, I plead with you to pray for me, that I will fight well in this last fight against the Evil One himself. For I am confident that nothing shall separate me from the love of God which is able to save to the uttermost.
Rejoicing in His salvation,
September 30, 2013