The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10 ESV).
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter (Isaiah 5:20 ESV)!
We live in a day where evil is heralded as good and good is denounced as evil. Satan prowls around, devouring the minds of the weak-minded and weak-spirited. He has spit on and trampled our moral compass and we, as the Church Body, have let him. We have so separated ourselves from the world as to not get our hands dirty in affecting culture with the Kingdom of God. We preach to our respective choirs and outreach only to make ourselves feel good. Do not twist this, I am speaking in generality. There are small pockets of believers who are calling evil for what it is, but they need the entire Body to take back ground we have conceded to Satan.
He has always been after the children. All through Scripture, he attacked them first. He has no new tricks. He wants to steal their youth, their innocence, their uniqueness, their purpose in God. He wants to kill them and if he doesn’t win in that, he will kill their ability to be fruitful and multiply. He wants to destroy their individual identities and their futures. Who, in the Body, is willing to get in the trenches to stand up and protect our children? We are seeing, from the top down, depravity, perversion, death, crime, greed, and the devaluation of life being promoted and celebrated!
I have news for you, we serve an almighty God and we are all a part of the Body of Christ. We have been given authority to trample on serpents, cast out Devils and heal the sick. We ARE the kingdom infantry and we need to get off our collective, passive, feel-good, phariasiacal and religious butts to go reclaim our territory. Do not pray for the success of this evil administration, pray for a spirit of repentance to sweep through and penetrate their hearts. Pray for our nation to be a nation who fears the Lord for blessed is the nation who’s God is the Lord!
Jesus came so that we would have life more abundantly. We are not going to see any abundance if our heads are buried in the sand. Open your mouth, get on your feet and call evil for what it is! Jesus is our head and we are His body, we need to start acting like it.
Wherever you are and whatever your sphere of influence is, take authority over the ground and atmosphere you walk in. Resist the devil and he will flee from you!