“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”
– Ephesians 6:12 [NLT]
Wars frequently occur on earth, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine is a recent example of hatred, conflict, and death. The news of Ukraine shocked the world because of the possibility of World War 3, and it brings to mind that despite the relative peace we usually enjoy, we will always be prone to fighting.
Usually, when war happens, people like to think everyone from the opposing country is evil when that’s not the case. It’s not about nationality, skin color, or politics; it’s about good vs. evil. It’s us as Christ-followers versus the Devil, his evil spiritual forces of fallen angels, and our own sinful nature. Satan loves division, but as Christians, we are required to make peace with flesh and blood people even if they’re considered our enemies. We all don’t know what will happen with the Russian/Ukraine War situation, but God is in control.