“TRAPPED LIKE A MISERABLE GOPHER” – April 2

This post by J.D. Blom is spot on. Using his gopher-hunting skills as an analogy, J.D. makes it chillingly obvious why Satan first goes after the young, then skillfully and patiently traps the mature. Well worth the read, if for no other reason than to learn how to catch a gopher.

A DEVOTED LIFE

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:11-12

I am a ruler; a sovereign noble over more than nine acres of flora, fauna and terra firma.  My kingdom produces a variety of produce including cheatgrass, kosher weed, thistle, white-top, knapweed, ragweed, stinkweed, milkweed, morning glory, hemlock, crabgrass, Russian olive, among other varieties of the unwanted.  My kingdom is not a land of agricultural produce.

IMAG0018However, there is trouble in my kingdom.  There is open rebellion to my rule.  Not all the inhabitants of my lands are willing to subjugate their existence to my rule.  The gophers have declared their independence.  They have declared their…

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