Do you want to know one of the biggest lies the enemy has told us?
Lie: you’re playing defense, not offense (as you hold the ball in your hands and say, Really?)
Truth: you’re on offense (that’s why the ball is in your hands) and the only hope the enemy has is to convince you otherwise.
Here’s what I mean.
God has all power and all authority. Not only is He winning. He’s already won.
Jesus defeated the enemy at the Cross and recaptured the keys of the kingdom.
In other words, Jesus stripped the enemy of his power and authority (which he received when man fell) and delegated it to the church.
Yet many Christians live contrary to this reality. They’ve believed the lie that says, “You’re not powerful. You’re weak and defeated.”
They think they’re destined for a continual struggle against the enemy.
So instead of running the next play they bow their heads to the ground and accept defeat, “I guess you’re right. I thought I had the ball in my hand but I guess I don’t.”
But it’s time for God’s children to wake up.
It’s time to stop listening to the lies.
It’s time to use the power and authority we’ve received to destroy the works of darkness.
No more ‘hiding out until Jesus comes back!’
It’s time to take the ball and make the next play.
The church is a church of power. That’s why Jesus says in Matthew 16:18, “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
Did you catch that?
He didn’t say “the gates of the church will prevail.” He said, “the gates of Hades, or hell, shall not prevail.” Which means the enemy’s gate is the one being attacked. He’s the one who is really on defense!
So remember, and believe, this.
It will change your whole outlook on life and the “battle” we’re in.
For more information on this read the Bible.
About Josh Monen
Josh is a Christian, entrepreneur and writer from Ridgefield, WA. He's married with three kids: ages 4, 2 and 1. Before he met God, Josh was a drug addict with a $500/day cocaine addiction that almost killed him. Today he's seeking a real authentic relationship with God and others.
Very well-written, and the point is crystal clear what the enemy’s tactics are.
It can be traced back all the way to Genesis 3 when the first words came from the serpent’s mouth.
“Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
The enemy has used doubt as his favorite tool from the beginning, so when he uses it now to make us think we are playing defense, not offense – should we be surprised?
John @ Social Scriptures recently posted..Philippians 4:8
Thank you John. You’re right, there’s really nothing new under the sun, even when it comes to the enemy’s tactics. We just need to remember the truth about who God is and what He has really said.