• The title of this message is not limited to pastors and preachers but to all people who are in a position of Godly, Christian leadership.

  • Ephesians 6:10-13: The ministry of the gospel is warfare against the devil--and we must stand firm.

  • The devil is subtle and crafty--a master of ambush. He will not show himself and conduct his work quickly. Rather, he does not show himself and performs his evil works very slowly, over time. Do not take the devil lightly. He can overcome any human being. He is a master counterfeiter and an excellent camouflage; In short, he is good at what he does.

    The devil does not announce his attacks. He looks against for people who are against Christ and works their hearts to do evil. And when the devil wins one more over to his side, he turns and points to God and says, "Ha! I have one more of yours!"

  • 2 Thessolonians 3:1: "free course" means that the word of God be able to enter the hearts and minds of those who resist and are unsure in addition to those who readily accept and receive it with joy.

  • Ephesians 6:18: "Either you're a saint (saved) or you ain't"; We need to pray for one another because we're all constantly under the same attacks and afflictions from the enemy.
  • Pray for and love your pastor every day as he loves you because he is targeted and talked about and hated by the devil and many others.

  • Pastor does his best to preach the most effective message every week. He puts 110% into it. But the pastor feels worthless and ineffective when other church members publicly announce to each other they were not moved in the least.

  • Pray, also, for the pastor's health and family. How tough it is to preach the word of God right after having a family spat.

  • Make sure to keep your heart clear with the pastor and Sunday school teachers--allow free course of the message through you. Else, you won't learn anything from anyone if your heart is bitter against that person.