Quoted From: Mark Coffey
As Christians we know that we are in the middle of a daily spiritual battle. Wether to choose good or bad, sin or righteousness, love or hate. We have to choose what we are going to do with our lives and how we are going to serve our Lord on high. You know 1/200 people that say they are called to the mission field actually make it. You know the way we are going to change this world is not by quitting when it gets hard, not by putting our spiritual shields down, but by taking up your spiritual sword daily and fighting the good fight.
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
God wants us to put on the armor of God, that way we can stand against the schemes and slyness of the devil. If you are losing the battle here in the US, then it will only get worse when you are on the field. The Devil is trying to trap everyone in every country you cannot escape from him by going to the mission field. We need to realize who the enemy is and who our friends should be. We should not be here on this earth to fight with our fellow Christians but rather to unite with them to fight the real enemy, Satan.
2 Corinthians 11:3:
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Satan doesn’t usually attack the physical body. but the mental state. He makes you think that everyone is against you and wants to see you fail, but the truth is most of the time they really do care for you. You are just allowing Satan to get the better of you. In our Christian warfare we are usually taking aim at the wrong things, we are not taking aim against the devil.
Fellowship is a major part of the Christian life. This is a accountability and a drive that you cannot get anywhere else. You have a relationship with them and then when you leave for the mission field you get angry at them because they don’t contact you. You re letting the devil get a part of your mind, and it will only continue to spread.