Are we winning people to our church or to our Christ? If you knew that your “prospect” would join some church or denomination other than yours, would you still be as zealous to win him?
Blessed With an Invisible Presence
Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.
Here is still another negative –positive that provides help in our dilemma. If there are hosts against us, there are also hosts on our side. The King of Syria sent a host against Elisha, but “behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots round about Elisha.” No wonder he assured his servant, “Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.”
If we are beset by an unseen foe, we are also befriended by an Unseen Friend. Great is our adversary but greater is our Ally. “The battle is the Lord’s” If there are evil angels there are also good angels. “The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.”
I noticed recently a repair shop operated by a man named Angel. His sign read, “Angel Service.” I laughed and said, “I’ve head angel service for years. ‘Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?’”
Joshua, before the battle of Jericho, met the captain of the host of the Lord. The conquest of the hosts of evil depends on the Captain of the hosts of God. Before Jericho, meet Jesus!