I was in a cleaning mood the other day (rare, I know!) and I made a shocking discovery!
I took a can of pressurized air to clean in between the keys on my laptop and, seeing how much dust came out, decided to use it to clean my iPhone. As I forced freezing cold air into my charging port and earphone jacks to blast out the dust, out came an ant instead!
Needless to say, I think the ant was just as surprised as I was! How in the world did he get in there? Moreover, how did he survive inside of the phone when it gets so hot from hours of use? I came to the conclusion the ant had crawled through the window screen near my bed and up onto my nightstand, where I charge my phone nightly. That sneaky little guy thought he was going to borrow my phone for a vacation getaway!
The enemy is like that ant.
He sneaks in when we are sleeping in the middle of the night, when we're spiritually deaf, dumb, and blind. He comes in when were are segregated from the culture we are called to infuse with the presence and Kingdom of God, and he takes over as if he owns that sphere of influence.
He weaseled his way into the schools in California with gender-fluidity teaching under the guise of anti-bullying, telling kids of preschool age on up that the LGBTQ agenda is "normal." Young children are told to embrace the transgender lifestyle and that choosing your own gender is scientifically, medically safe, accurate, and healthy for the individual.
Middle-school aged girls participate in mandatory "condom races" in front of their male counterparts, racing to see who can put a condom on a figure of an erect adult male penis the fastest. Here, they're given books and other materials depicting in graphic detail activities such as oral and anal sex, and are encouraged to experiment with things such as sadomasochism.
Oh, you want to opt your kid out of hearing such perversion? Good luck: It's "anti-bullying educational training" and your child cannot be removed from the classroom at that time, even if you request it.
And as if that weren't far enough, the enemy has pushed the boundary lines even further with drag queens reading fictional books in library story times, teaching kids how "even Jesus wore a dress and cross-dressing is perfectly normal."
The enemy is in courtrooms across the USA, upholding Sharia Law in place of the United States Constitution, and turning entire neighborhoods and cities across the world into no-go zones for anyone who is not a radical Islamist.
He's in your television set, laptop, iPad, iPhone, radio, podcasts, and the thoughts you let wander inside your mind. He's filling the spaces where we are not!
"Be alert, be on watch! Your enemy, the Devil, roams around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour." - 1 Peter 5:8, Good News Translation
I do not want to glorify the devil and make him bigger than he is. However, Christianity without the devil and Hell is a Christianity that does not need Jesus! We cannot be ignorant and refuse to participate in reality!
If we do not make a serious effort to clean up and get rid of any filth we tolerate in our own lives, we will never see the need to clean up our culture. We have been called to expand the government and peace of Jesus in the earth, to make Earth just like Heaven. We are to be the salt and light, IN but not of the world.
We need to anticipate the moves of the enemy just like Paul said in Ephesians 6:11. We need to be aware of the wiles and strategies of the evil one.
It's time we get on our knees and call Heaven. We need spiritual pest control!