On the Attack!
Topic: Spiritual Warfare Passage: 2 Timothy 1:7–1:7
Many believe the battle is primarily defensive: I go about my life ready whenever Satan attacks. But Jesus describes our mission as offensive: we are part of an army designed to beat down the gates of hell wherever we encounter them in our world.
Jesus makes an amazing promise to his disciples: on their confession and willingness to follow him he will build an army called the “church.” And this army is not defensive… it is to be used to beat down the gates of hell itself!
Hell manifests itself anywhere in the world around us that we find poverty, injustice, suffering, illness, or any other brokenness in God’s creation. Our job as the church to not sit passively waiting for Satan to attack, but rather to go on the offensive. We are God’s power to fight evil wherever we find it!