In Ephesians 6:12-13, the apostle Paul jolts us into a broader reality by stating: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
As in every war, the spiritual war is ultimately a contest for “hearts and minds.” In this war, our heart and mind is the goal—both for God and our adversary. But let's remember a simple, yet profound key: The door to our heart opens from the inside, not the outside. Never underestimate our responsibility to act.
Robin Webber was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1951, but has lived most of his life in California. He has been a part of the Church of God community since 1963. He attended Ambassador College in Pasadena from 1969-1973. He majored in theology and history.
Mr. Webber's interest remains in the study of history, socio-economics and literature. Over the years, he has offered his services to museums as a docent to share his enthusiasm and passions regarding these areas of expertise.