The devil is trying to get you to take a side on the issue of race

During his Sunday message, Pastor Miles said that the race-based violence that is afflicting our country is creating a battle in the natural world. In that battle, the devil is trying to get us to take a side.

So be cautious! John 10:10a says, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.”

When we choose sides, we must choose Jesus’ side and pray for everyone involved. There is no completely innocent or completely guilty side, and only God can settle our differences. He is the only one who can bring peace and justice.

Racism and its outcomes are the work of the devil, who is so often ignored or minimized. He is the enemy. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

That, of course, doesn’t absolve humans. We sin and do wrong. However, the ultimate enemy is the devil (not other people), and he is fought on a spiritual level. That’s why we must pray for a revival in people’s hearts.