Dear Brother in Blue,
I hope this letter finds you well. I wanted to take a moment to address a common misconception that I have heard among many people. A number of people believe that there is a battle going on in heaven between Satan and God. I want to assure you that while there is no literal battle going on in heaven, Satan still remains as an enemy to those who have placed their trust and hope in Christ Jesus.
The Bible is clear that Satan and his followers have already been defeated by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In Colossians 2:15, it states, “And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” Jesus’ death on the cross defeated Satan and his power once and for all. Satan is not on equal footing with God, but rather is a defeated enemy.
However, Satan, who is also known as the deceiver and the tempter, still actively works to deceive and tempt those who have placed their trust and hope in Jesus Christ. He wants to separate us from God and to make us ineffective in our walk with God and in our mission as ambassadors of Christ. As 1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
It is important to remember that Satan is the enemy of those who have placed their trust and hope in Jesus Christ, but Jesus has already defeated him through his death and resurrection. We have the victory in Jesus Christ. In John 16:33, Jesus says “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
In conclusion, there is no battle going on in heaven between Satan and God, but Satan still remains as an enemy to those who have placed their trust and hope in Christ Jesus. As believers in Jesus, we have the victory, but it is important to be aware of his schemes and to put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) in order to stand firm against him. Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and trust in His power to work in our lives.