Wanted: Dead or Alive!
Last year we watched a sermon series about spiritual warfare by Chip Ingram titled, ‘The Invisible War’. In one part of the series Chip talked about how the enemy will come against you at so many angles, that once you see it, it become laughable. Last weekend was a great example of just that, spiritual warfare that got to the point where all Joanne and I could do was laugh about it.
I mean seriously, move 3 times, deal with one silly hurdle after another. It seemed like we got one thing taken care of and we had something else come up. If we took all of last year and looked at the few times we had to work through something, it doesn’t add up to the challenges we faced last weekend.
Knowledge is power, understanding how the enemy wants to come against you is the key. If you find yourself in a battle on a recurring basis, then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and double down on the Kingdom work you are accomplishing through your ministry aka, your work. Because we maintain rock solid communications between both teams, we could see what was happening. This is a great example of how important communicating with our Father is in our daily lives…it is the key to success.
The enemy will not bother with you if you are not impacting his work. The question you have to ask yourself is this, Am I willing to stand for the Lord in every aspect of my life? If so, then prepare for battle because it will be coming.
Wanted: Dead or Alive!
by Os Hillman
“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” (Eph 6:12).
In the old west it was common to see a poster on the wall of the town jail or post office with a man’s picture below the words: Wanted: Dead or Alive! These were the most notorious criminals who posed the greatest danger to society.
Let me ask you a personal question. Is there a “Wanted: Dead or Alive” poster in hell with your name on it? Are you a real danger to hell? Do you cause problems for Satan’s legion of demons? Are you pushing back Satan’s agenda on planet earth?
Are the unsaved in danger of receiving salvation through you? Will someone receive healing because you dared to pray for them? Will someone’s life be impacted because you chose to pray for them in your workplace during a difficult time? Will a city be impacted for Jesus Christ because of you?
Millions of believers sit on the sidelines everyday having no impact on the Kingdom of darkness. Their names will never appear on a Wanted poster in hell because Satan sees that they are no threat. However, God wants you to be a threat to Satan’s kingdom.
What are some things you can do that will pose a threat to Satan’s agenda? Perhaps you can begin praying for one of Satan’s most notorious talk show personalities. Or maybe you are called to visit an elderly home to bring the love of Christ into a lonely place. There are many ways you can earn a reputation in hell.
Are you willing to be a force to be reckoned with by Satan’s legions?