Spiritual Battles

The story of Sergius Paulus, a government official, and Elymas, a sorcerer, reminds us that Satan works really hard to keep people from believing in Jesus. He does not want anyone to find salvation in Jesus Christ. Like the story of Herod in Acts 12 though, Satan and his servant, Elymas, are no match for God and his servants, Paul and Barnabas. Paul and Barnabas spoke truth about Jesus to Governor Sergius Paulus and they rebuked Elymas with a demonstration of the power of God. The result? “When the Governor saw what had happened, be became a believer, for he was astonished at the teaching about the Lord.” As always, God wins every spiritual battle. Isn’t that great to know?!