“I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one” (John 17:15).
In the struggle against principalities and powers, many within the church become fearful and insular; they entrench, dig in; embracing a timid defensive posture. It is a response Jesus never intended from his church. Fear is best faced in the field of battle not in the sanctuary of cowardice. The church is on the offensive; fueled by a Great Commission that has deemed the world our field.