The Attack Page Was Penned & Compiled By Peter O'Neill
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One of the great misconceptions of many Christians is that we are on the defensive.
And the more folks talk like that... think like that and act like that... the more it becomes a self-fullfilling prophecy!
What A Mistake...
When Jesus trained... empowered and equipped His disciples, He gave them the tools... through His Spirit... to do the job. In these days... one of the great tragedies is that so many have allowed themselves to be boxed in... and belittled. Nothing could be further from the truth.
We Are His Eyes That See The Future... His Hands That Heal The Broken... His Heart That Has Compassion On Those In Need! We Are His Love To A Desperate & Needy World. We Are His Elect... We Are Special & Precious! ... But that can all be negated if we allow ourselves to be full of fear and not full of faith!
If we've done anything here at 21st Century Christianity it is to show how Christians need to be pro-active and not passive. That Sincere Christians need to be taking the fight to the enemy. We have been given so much, but we somehow forget that and lose site of our real treasures.
Jim, from our forums wrote in on the subject and we could not agree more.
"Peter as you mentioned 'we are in a spiritual warfare, and our weapons are not carnal but spiritual––mighty to the tearing down of strongholds!' It's a picture of us attacking the strongholds of the Enemy and ripping them apart, destroying the opposition! Jesus said of the Church, in Matthew 16:18, 'The gates of Hell shall not prevail (withstand) against it!' "
"The picture is not of the church standing fast behind its closed doors while all hell assails, but the picture Christ painted was of hell trembling behind its closed doors, while the church... Real Christians... were in an all-out attack against Hell's gates, which were collapsing and crumbling under the weight of the power of God through His Church!"
There's no such thing as a war which is not won or lost! You're either winning or losing! And if you're not winning it, you're losing it!
It's almost like a siege of a city in olden days. Sometimes the city would last several years—a city surrounded entirely by the enemy's armies, cut off from the rest of the World, from reinforcements and supplies which finally dwindled down to nothing, in food, manpower and ammunition, and became so weak, while the enemy just sat there and patiently waited and didn't even have to attack––because the city wasn't attacking!
You get weak from sitting still! You get weak from doing nothing. You become totally incapable of even defending yourself, much less launching a pre-emptive strike, while the Enemy gets stronger and stronger from one salvo after another––from action, aggression, movement, invasion! You become weakened by a false sense of security, behind barred gates and closed doors and blinded eyes and the desire just to hold on to what you have without gaining any ground!
God uses the weak things to confound the mighty, and the things which are not as though they were! He takes us seemingly weak nobodies and empowers us with His Spirit And We Go On The Offensive & We Win for Him! WHEN WE USE WHAT HE HAS GIVEN US AND ATTACK... WE WIN!"