Strange as it sounds, I think there is value in being encouraged by the level of opposition we face. Somebody said, ‘If there weren’t significant (spiritual) opposition to what we are doing, it would be an indicator that we’re not moving in the right direction.’
A German Sunday School teacher took his teenage child to visit a Christian university in the U.S., and this is what he said upon return:
‘In Europe, the (spiritual) war has been decided, and it’s over. People have made their decision. For the most part, no one wants to hear about Jesus anymore. In America, the war rages on. And that is what was thrilling to me- the fact that there still IS a war.’
Testimonies of the men Castaway serves can be knock-down / drag out. Just when you think the game is over and the man will be ushered off this earth into eternal darkness, the Lord steps in. Just because it looks bleak doesn’t mean the war is over. As my Dad used to say, ‘Maybe the Lord just hasn’t spoken yet.’
On American Independence month, let’s be encouraged that Satan still considers the U.S. a significant enough threat to load our churches, universities and media outlets to the brim with his troops.
We’re at war. Stay in the fight!
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 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.” – Ephesians 6:11-12