Over the last 12 months we’ve all worried about the dark side of a lot of things:
… Is Covid an evil plague?
… Will the vaccine give me the mark of the beast?
… Could the election be unleashing the anti-Christ?
… Is the government trying to silence and cancel churches?
All of these fears and concerns can be really overwhelming. And while most of us aren’t 100% certain about the answers to any of these, we can be sure about one thing…
Somewhere in the midst of all of this darkness, the enemy has been laughing.
For all of our concerns about what the enemy MIGHT be doing, I think that we may have missed what he HAS been doing.
He has convinced so many of us that making a point is the same thing as making a difference. He’s tricked us into believing that sharing how we are offended is the same as taking a stand.
It’s almost as if Christians have begun to believe that “outrage” is a fruit of the Spirit.
In a recent episode on my podcast, Facebook Insider and social media expert Nona Jones makes a strong case on how, “… many of us behave on social media in a way that hinders our cause more than it helps it.”
She even explains the demonic influence that she sees taking place on social media, and it’s not exactly what you might have assumed. You can listen to it here.
But in all of this, let us not forget that we’ve been told how to fight our enemy:
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
This armor? It’s one of peace, righteousness, the Spirit, the Word, and salvation.
Anger and outrage are not our weapons. Love is. Do you believe this?
If you liked this blog, I think you’ll really enjoy this podcast episode with Nona Jones: