2 Thessalonians 3:1-2 – Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith.
As the Thessalonians’ most senior human leader, Paul asks, “pray for us” (2 Thessalonians 3:1). A ministry leader spends their life pouring out and needs God to pour in to replenish them.
Paul’s main concern is for the Word of God: “…that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men.” (2 Thessalonians 3:1-2)
When the Bible says that the Bible is a sword (Hebrews 4:12; Ephesians 6:17), it means that it’s an offensive weapon of war to dethrone lies and darkness for King Jesus. A Bible teaching ministry that is advancing to reach more people will face attacks from those doing anti-ministry.
Anymore, you have to wonder if a preacher who never gets in trouble or endures slander and controversy is actually faithful to the Word of God. Preaching and teaching the Word of God is an act of spiritual war, and anytime a faithful believer picks up the Bible you can expect Satan, demons, and their minions of evildoers to declare war and bring the fight.
For the Christian, this fact should bring clarity and encouragement. This is a normal part of the faithful Christian’s life and is nothing that should shock or discourage us.
Those who persevere are called overcomers. Look up what the Bible says about these people who follow in Jesus’ victory: John 16:33; Romans 12:21; 1 John 1:4-5, 2:13-14, 4:4, 5:4-5.
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