“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 (ESV)
An enemy is most dangerous when they are most desperate. They are threatening nuclear war, they are threatening new viruses, they are threatening to come after those whom they feel are a threat to them. Btw, the day the Supreme Court overturned abortion, there was a behind the scenes compromise made by passing the red flag law. This gives the government authority to disarm those they deem a threat to society. The B’s red speech proclaimed T, his followers AND Christian’s as enemies of the state. It was a call to war against us! Even this past week, they passed a bill that threatens Biblical marriage! Yet, they are losing, and they know it!
Stand alert! Our enemy is wounded and knows their time is short. As such, he roars about like a lion seeking whom he can devour. Don’t let him devour you. You are on the winning side. You are called more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37).
Pray for the church in Athens to be revived and awakened, being watchful and alert to what the enemy might try next. Ask the Lord to grant you even a greater grace to understand the times and to have discernment regarding what spirits are operating. Ask the Lord to grant you an awareness of the schemes of the enemy (Ephesians 6:11, 2 Corinthians 2:11). Pray also for your pastor to be sober-minded and alert in this hour, as he is accountable before God for your local church!