Battleground 4: The Battle For Your Strength (Target: Service)
When soul, heart and mind are all aligned, it is then that we are best able to serve God in the way that He wants. But even now, Satan is still lurking to try and rob God of the fruit that He wants us to bear for Him. Paul in his emotional and motivational speech to the Ephesian elders in the book of Acts said, somewhat surprisingly perhaps, that the church of God was purchased with Jesus blood. We are used to thinking of the cross-work of Christ in terms of laying down His life for His bride, or in relation to the Church the Body. But here we see that there was an additional goal which had the very same price.
Paul warned that after his departure, savage wolves and false teaching would come in which would decimate the flock. he Church the Body in general is beyond Satan’s reach, the gates of Hades shall never prevail against it. But the same is not true of the Churches of God.
Listen to the keynote talk here by Phil Brennan.