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The disguised war on women

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The phrase “War on Women” is rhetoric designed and used by the left to discuss the so-called assault on women’s rights. “Reproductive rights” are often highlighted as the keynote issue for the war being waged against women. Much can and has been said on whether there is actually a war on women. Debates have raged back and forth on sexual rights, reproductive rights, marriage rights, “women’s healthcare” and access to birth control. I don’t anticipate those debates subsiding anytime soon, but I do know this:

There is a war on women. The war is for a woman’s soul.

In D.C., I’m constantly met with opposing views and people who would love nothing more than to eliminate my conservative Christian worldview from the city. While policy is extremely important to the future of our nation, and it is vital to have Christians crafting legislation, as elected officials, and casting the vision for where our nation is going politically, all of these things pale in comparison to seeing and understanding the real battle.

“The devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” – 1 Peter 5:8

Our enemy is ruthless in his attack, brutal in pouncing upon his prey, actively seeking destruction. In Ephesians 6:11, we are told to “put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” The devil would love nothing more than to see all of us fall prey to his lies and deception, however his attacks and strategies for harming women is unique to the female gender.

As women, we are image-bearers of God in a distinctive way. Not only do we possess specific aspects of God’s character, but the Lord chose our gender to be the ones to bear the lives of the next generation. The enemy has specifically targeted women from the beginning of creation. He addresses the woman in Genesis 3:1 and successfully deceives her into distrusting and disobeying her Maker.

But the Lord continued to pour out his grace upon the entire human race, women included. He chose his own Son to be born of a woman. There were a million ways Christ could have redeemed us, but the Father chose a woman to be the vessel through which his beloved Son entered into the world.

The battle is fiercely raging. Supposedly, war has been declared against women by the culture. But a real war is being waged against women by the devil. The mainstream media would love to have women believe that we have been polarized and as a result are now entitled to our rights, our desires and our immoral ideologies becoming the law.

In light of this reality, what should we do?

1. Recognize against whom we’re fighting

“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. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day.” – Ephesians 6:12-13

The battle isn’t fundamentally against the left, liberals or people with opposing worldviews. It’s against the evil one.

2. Fight

We need to engage in the battle. The devil is out to destroy women. He will use anything to steal our affections for our Savior. He knows that if he can get our eyes off our King and onto this world, he has rendered us temporarily useless. But we do not fight for victory, for victory has already been won two thousand years ago on the cross. We fight from victory knowing that, “he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

Godly men and women must enter into the war, stake our claim, stand our ground, and declare that not one more soul will be lost to the devil on our watch. God is sovereign, good and in control of all, but He has given His children the divine responsibility of being a physical representation of Him to a lost world. That’s why Jesus’ final words on earth were commanding us to go therefore and make disciples of all nations (Matt. 28:19).

3. Be a godly woman

Everywhere you turn in America, you’re bombarded with sex, scandal, false images of beauty and corrupt versions of womanhood. Our culture needs women to fall desperately in love with their Savior. Instead of picking up Fifty Shades of Grey, pick up the Word of God. Study the Word. Let the Word study you. Allow yourself to be transformed. Know what you stand for and why, and don’t allow all the forces of hell to shake you.

“The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman.” – Elizabeth Elliot

Be that different kind of woman. Shine the light of Christ everywhere you go, and in everything you do. May the world take notice of you because your gaze is firmly fixed upon the Lord and nothing can shake you. Engage in the war, and make it a war for women’s souls.

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