When examining the life of Jesus, and that of the early church, one thing should become particularly clear to all of us who desire to live a life of obedience to God: There is an enemy to God's work, and therefore a battle we must be willing/ready/able to engage in.
In Ephesians 6.12, Paul makes it clear to us who this "enemy" is when he states that, "our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
You have an enemy, as do I. And this enemy is not your neighbor or co-worker or whatever politician you disagree with. No, the scriptures tell us our real enemy is Satan, and the battle we are to engage in is the battle against him.
But how do we engage in this battle? How should we, as followers of Christ, struggle against these "rulers and authorities" so that we can see the life of the Kingdom of God come to here, as it is in heaven?
Join us this Sunday as we close out our series on Ephesians by exploring these questions and more.