The enemy does not fight fair.
Every good, strong, spiritual leader in the Bible was attacked with false accusations and lies. They revealed their character in deciding to focus on the task of saving souls, rather than focus on defending themselves.
The enemy will launch his fiercest and most vile attacks against the leader, the pastor. He wants to destroy (not attack, destroy) the leader and the leader’s family.
We each get to choose, when someone is beat up or beat down, whether we join the beat down, or we try to encourage the person to follow the Lord.
The enemy, and every demon in hell, wants every person in the church to hate the pastor and hate his family.
The enemy wants your eyes on the here and now, the temporary. God wants our eyes upon eternity and that which will last forever; like faith, hope and love.
Any attack you think you are above, that you would not be tempted by, you just became weak and open to.
The enemy wants to distract us from evangelism and anything that would bring unbelievers into the church or bring believers back into the church.
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