Can you imagine playing a game and pretending the opponent isn’t even there? I can picture the huddles during timeouts:
Coach: “Your guy is stealing the ball from you every time!”
Player: “Coach, there is not even anyone guarding me… “
Coach: “Son, I see him taking it from you; protect the ball!”
Player: “I don’t see him..”
Coach: “Open your eyes!!!!!!”
Church, can I play the role of coach this week? “Open your eyes!”
This week our group that travelled on the ROCK’em Road Trip was reminded of some very real truths that unfortunately we tend to ignore in the church.
We have an enemy who intends to do us harm! (John 10:10; 1 Peter 5:8)
We have an enemy who schemes to take advantage of us! (2 Corinthians 2:11)
We have an enemy that lies to us! (John 8:44)
It is time to start living as though the enemy is real… we need to stop listening to his lies… we need to start standing on truth… we need to memorize Scripture…
We need to put on the armor of God and get in the game! Our opponent has stolen from us too many times due to our ignoring him!
Read/Study Ephesians 6:10-20 this week!!! It’s time to lace ‘em up and get it on!