There is war
No Christian should be ignorant of this battle. And the reason is that, once you ignore it, the enemy will take undue advantage over you and treat you as a defeated foe. That is why the Scripture says, “be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour,” (1Peter 5:8).
The basic weapon of this war is the word that proceeds from our mouth. Our heavenly Father created the world by the Word of His mouth (Gen.1: 1-3). Satan, on the other hand, used the word of his mouth to deceive the first man and woman by twisting negatively the divine information (Gen.3: 1-6). And, since he successfully used the power of the negative word to deceive our forefathers, he has not relented in using it to fight the Kingdom of God. He holds the dissemination of wrong information as his only effective weapon to defeat the world, and many are ignorant of this strategy. So, the war going on is the war of information, good news versus bad news.
Devil has corrupted the world with this weapon of bad news. He knows the effect of bad news and has thus captured the media, such as the radio, television and newspapers and has advanced to computer and Internet, using captivating influence of some platforms, such as Facebook, Chat room, YouTube and other social media to pollute the world and win followers. Many people, including those who claim to be Christians but not yet born again, do not know they are Satan’s prisoners of war (POW) or captives. The entire generation is under the threat of satanic falsehood. Children and youths of this generation are more vulnerable to his antics, and this is witnessed by the level of moral decadence in the society today.
Many nations have fallen victims of the effect of negative media and are now ruled by the followers of Satan. That is why our Lord Jesus Christ mandated all Christians to preach the good news in and out of season, for this is the only way to fight the devil and win the battle.
Mark 16: 15 says: “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” If we are to overcome the devil, we must spread the good news. If we must stop violent crime, political thuggery, corruption, abortion, homosexuality, lesbianism, stealing and others, we must spread the good news. So, every Christian should wake up to the ongoing war, arm him/herself with the gospel and spread the good news of salvation, mercy, forgiveness, miracles, signs and wonders.
2 Cor. 6:5-7, says, the Lord’s soldiers, let’s therefore fight ‘in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watching, in fasting… by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,” and God will deliver us in Jesus name…Amen!