Let’s do what WE do.
In Jesus’ ministry, THE STRONGER HIS ANOINTING GREW, the more furious and extreme the rulers became (Luke 6:11). The closer He got to fulfilling His mandate, the more pronounced the opposition and verbal attacks (Mark 14:63-65). The more influence He had with the people, the more the political and religious spirit of the day sought to kill him (Luke 22:2).
What we see happening in the news is the reality – not of what the enemy is doing – but what GOD IS DOING! The anointing of Jesus in and through His people and the increase of His government in the land is causing the atmosphere to shake! The devil is frantic because He sees the ground that he is losing and is desperate. We shouldn’t be surprised at the assaults and literal panic attacks from the enemies of God – THAT’S WHAT THEY DO.
But, what do WE do? “And when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus and let them go. Then they left the presence of the council, REJOICING … they DID NOT CEASE TEACHING AND PREACHING that the Christ is Jesus. (Acts 5:40-42 ESV)
The disciples were constantly threatened, harassed, and brought before the authorities for questioning. The power of the kingdom at work in their lives was a constant threat to those who opposed them. Yet, their consistent response was to rejoice and then keep on speaking. They didn’t waste time rebuking the enemy. Rather, they spoke the truth, knowing that the TRUTH WOULD DISPLACE THE LIES AND SHIFT THE ATMOSPHERE.
As the attacks continue against those who stand for our President, let’s rejoice that Truth will always prevail and the increase of HIS government is on the move – as long as we KEEP SPEAKING. Share the gospel and testify to the power of the Truth that has set YOU free. Things are being shaken, but our anchor is secure.
Let them do what they do. Let’s do what WE do.