We are vessels of good news. We bear the gospel of God’s love and kindness. We embody God’s glory in the earth.
And…all hell is fighting you!
The Church needs to understand, at a new depth, that this is real. It’s happening all around them—a deliberate strategic work to set them at odds against God and one another. I see it everyday…and it’s only ramping up. Fear is everywhere.
There is a war in the heavenlies spilling over into our health and every relationship around us. I see sickness at levels I’ve never seen before. I hear Christians spewing out hatred in ways that I thought would be impossible. Now, I am no doom and gloom preacher, at least not normally, but what I see around me grieves me. What I see happening among the sheep I shepherd can at times be overwhelming. There is pain everywhere.
We must stand together and pray. We must decide we will not respond like the rest of the world. The devil knows that if he can keep us under enough pressure and pain long enough, we might break. But, we must rise up and remain the vessels of God’s glory and love in the earth. We must bring what God brings and not what our reactionary emotions want to dictate.
We must be His voice, not ours.