“The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy, right?”
Yes, Lord, that is what Your Word says, along with many accounts of how he works and his strategies.
“Then why do My children not see when the enemy is working in their minds, their families, their churches, and their communities? His work is not always subtle, many times the evidence of his work is plain to see. Is there offense? Is there gossip? Is there hatred? Is there chaos? Is there dissension? Are any of these of Me?”
No, my Lord.
“Then why are these things not only allowed within the walls of My children’s influences, but also acted upon and encouraged? I see every opportunity the enemy places into the lives of My children, and I see their moment of decision. I always offer a way out. I also am willing to offer wisdom in the situation if My children would ask. I came to give life and life abundantly, but My children many times choose the way of death and destruction. My teachings were always to bring unity and strength into Our family. We grieve over the fighting and dissension among Our children. If Our children, called by My name, would put down their swords against each other and stand in unity through Our Spirit, then lives, families, churches, communities and even nations would be revived. Instead, the sword of the Spirit and My Word is used by My children to destroy each other and not the enemy as We intended.”
1 Corinthians 1:10
1 Corinthians 10:13