Defenses Down – How our enemy has exposed children to his plans

Chapter 3

Defenses Down

 “But my eyes are toward you, O GOD, my Lord; in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!” Psalm 141:8

                    So now we should understand the truths that GOD commands us to teach children, and that He has hardwired them to respond to and embrace this teaching when done well and in the context of loving relationships. We have stated that Satan also recognizes this and thus targets the children in an attempt to steal away a generation. We now understand that the Church must refocus its time, talent and treasure in response if we are to raise a generation that knows and fears the Lord.

“Only an estimated 3% of church budgets are dedicated to reaching and teaching children”

We know much more about ourselves and the way GOD has wired us as human beings. Next, if we are to be victorious, we must understand a bit more about the tactics of our adversary.

Why has Satan been so successful at getting to the children?  What weakness of ours is he exploiting, what gaps in our defenses have been compromised?

As the Chinese General, Sun Tzu wrote in his classic, “The Art of War,” “So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.”

 (coming next…)

Satan is “shaping” the battlefield

Whether we are discussing a street fight, modern military tactics, ancient city defenses or home protection, certain principles apply….  To be continued

Posted on May 22, 2013, in At-risk Children, Children's Ministry, Christian Missions, Parenting, The Church and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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