Saturday, November 19, 2011

U vs U - Part II

When countries are at war, their primary objective is to identify their enemies weak spot so they can point all their guns at the area.

It happens in the Spiritual realm too. Our enemy is always lurking around looking for ways to makes stumble, fall and even get killed.

He won't give up. He'll keep trying and trying and trying. 

That's what he did to Samson. You see, though he was the most respected and feared man at the time the devil did not rest. He kept devising plans to catch Samson. And he eventually succeed.

The devil teamed up with man's weakest spot, the HEART.

And in order to accomplish that plan he introduced Delilah, a beautiful woman by the way. Small detail.

Likewise, our enemy will also use girls, guys, 'friends', family, media, music, Hollywood and so many other things in order to weaken our defenses and get to us.

Friends, you are strong by nature. You are smart, clever, your mind is sharp and fresh. Our enemy knows that very well. He'll do everything in his power to overpower you.

Outsmart him. Make him look like a fool. Don't give him that taste. Remain strong in God and you'll beat him up, badly.

Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator

Friday, November 4, 2011

U vs U

Do you know Samson, strong guy from the Bible? Many people think his power was in his hair. WRONG. It was in his pact with God. 

Also, many people blame delilah for Samson's fall. WRONG again. It was Samson himself. 

Let's go back in time.

Samson received his strength from God. According to bible, "the Spirit of the LORD began to move upon him".

Through his immense strength and power Samson tore down the gates of a city, he tore up a lion with his bare hands and killed 1,000 enemy soldiers with the swing of a jawbone of a donkey. The type of thing that you only see in movies today. But here is the thing, he actually DID IT. It was like Samson was the Thor, or the Superman at the time, but for real. No special effects. No fantasy.

He was a hero for the Israelites.

Now, as we already know, the devil is always looking for ways to get to us. No matter who we are, the position we hold, if we're rich or poor. He doesn't care. All he wants is to impede God's people from succeeding.

And that's exactly what he did to Samson. He found a way to get to him. And it was Samson's heart. The devil knows very well that “the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked." 

You see, Samson was so strong, bold, courageous, audacious, but he was defeated by his own heart. Delilah was just an instrument in the devil's hands.

I'll get in to that next week.

Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator