Referendum: The principle or practice of referring measures proposed or passed by a legislative body, head of state, etc., to the vote of the electorate for approval or rejection.
In spiritual warfare there is good versus evil. Heaven versus Hell. The saved versus the damned. As Christians, we have spiritual foes. And because we have a sinful nature as well as a regenerated spirit to go along with the fact that we are the apple of God’s eye, the warfare is centered around us.
But I do want to point out that God has equipped us with the right to make choices just like America equips us to with ballets to vote. We may not always make the best votes but we do have the right to vote. So it is in spiritual warfare. God is the Founding Father and He has given us a right to choose.
The devil knows this and he cannot change this. But what he can do is give you and me a referendum from hell…especially in matters we are biased towards. After he entice you and lure you, after he has studied your tendencies and the longings your sin nature has, he slips you a referendum and awaits your vote.
“You know you been wanting that for a long time,” he says. “So this is gonna be your only opportunity. What’s it gonna be? Time is ticking and the opportunity is slipping away.”
We have the final vote. Our ballet is a difference maker. But hell’s referendums have made us vote wrongly at the polls of spiritual warfare countless times.