Devoting Ourselves To Spirit Is How We Defeat Darkness

“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit…was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.” – Luke 4. The Devil will always try tempting us, but when we devote ourselves to God we’ll always find paths of liberation amidst the anti-Black wilderness.

Devoting Ourselves To Spirit Is How We Defeat Darkness
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The women gathered on the porch swapping stories. Howling with laughter, one exclaimed “Oooh, the Devil.” 

We’ve all heard someone or something being referred to as “the Devil.” While this has become part of our cultural slang and humor, it also hints at the bible. 

“Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.” – 2 Corinthians 11:14.

The Devil’s the master of evil, chaos, obstacles, and deception. A shapeshifter, the Devil becomes someone or something intent on sabotaging us. 

It’s crucial to be discerning about who we build community with, receive spiritual advice from, or share our dreams of liberation with. Not everyone is rooting for us. 

In Christianity the Devil is the “adversary of God and God’s people.”  Since God is the God of oppressed Black people and those who radically stand in solidarity with us, the adversary of God is anti-Blackness. 

As we build Black liberated futures, may we be protected from sabotage, especially capitalist temptations and distractions. May we be discerning but not live in paranoia because we know Spirit is leading us down the path of abundance. 

May we be reminded, time and again, that when we devote ourselves to Spirit, the Devil doesn’t stand a chance. 

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