I’ve not had cable for much of my life, so watching ESPN and other cable networks while traveling is a fun perk for me. On one trip, I managed to find Band of Brothers from HBO, which recounts the story of the men of Easy Company in the 101st Airborne during World War II.
I later purchased the DVDs to watch the entire series. One episode tells the story of the battle of Bastogne. Undersupplied and outnumbered, Easy Company and others from the 101st march in to defend this strategic town against the Germans. Against seemingly hopeless odds, the 101st holds the line against the evil forces of the Nazis.
On a base level, we want to believe that good will overcome evil. While this is an amazing story of triumph, usually the group with the bigger guns, smarter officers, or better planning wins the battle. Sometimes I feel like the men of Easy Company: ill-prepared for a fight against a superior force.
Every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:3-4
You are in a spiritual battle. Every day the devil and his demons work to surround you and cut you off from reinforcements. They are trying to overpower you and destroy you. But you are an overcomer in Christ. The devil may seem too powerful, but there is a greater Spirit living inside you. You do not fight alone, but with the power of God’s Spirit.
And that Spirit is greater than all the enemies that are attacking you. There is no enemy that can stand against this Spirit. There are no hopeless battles against evil in this war. In Christ—with His Holy Spirit—you are an overcomer.