How long have we been striving to overcome an enemy we can’t see?
When we can’t see it, how do we even know it exists ?
I suppose we know because we have been told about it and we can believe what we were told because we have seen the effects in those who have fallen victim to this pernicious foe.
Early on in this struggle the powers that be recognized how vulnerable the church is to this pandemic and moved to swiftly shutter the sanctuaries and forbid us from gathering together for worship.
The invisible enemy I am referring to is not, as you may have suspected, a germ or a virus. The pandemic infecting and threatening the Body of Christ is apostasy, apathy, and worldliness.
Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Even more than we may fear the Covid-19 virus, our enemy dreads anyone being infected with the Gospel.
Isn’t it time for Christians to remove our muzzles and inoculate those around us with regular doses of truth?
The current pandemic, like all material things will surely pass. In even these troubled times, our best efforts, as the Body of Christ, should be expended on those things which are eternal.
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8:37-39 (NKJV)