Memorize: Matthew 16:18
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Read: Acts 5:29-39
The enemy did not know that the cross was the way to take the power over the earth back from him for man, else he would not have allowed Christ to get to the cross. God wins. But the enemy is aware and clearly so that unless man believes in the salvation brought by the cross, the salvation does not avail for him because it is your knowledge and believe in the truth that sets you free from the bondage of sin. This is the reason why, even after the death and resurrection of Christ, the enemy never stopped attacking His legacy. He knows that it is through the Church that knowledge and believe in the truth about salvation spreads and therefore he is not willing to have it. Therefore, the Church has always been the primary target of the prince of this world.
The attack against the Church is brought to bear majorly by depraved minds mainly close to the faith. They have a dim knowledge of God but are deceived about the works of the Messiah and the operations of the Holy Spirit. So, they become ready instruments in the hands of their master in wanting to overthrow the Church. Incidentally, they are moving against the brick wall. The Church is built on a Rock that the gates of hell can never prevail against. Indeed, like Gamaliel told them in the earlier days, moving against the Church is tantamount to moving against God. What do you think you are doing criticizing the Church of God or the ministers of God? But from where comes your credence to challenge what the Church is doing as to whether it be right or not? Since when did God appoint you a defender to attack His Church? How come you have become such an easy tool in the hands of the possessors of the gates of hell?
The earth belongs to God and everything in it. He has collected all powers over the earth from the devil and made it available unto every man that believes. The Church is the vehicle to the recruitment of believers. Your activities are aiding the devil in slowing down the process and you are standing in the way of the Lord. STOP! The Church of God will thrive no matter what you do. It is best for you to repent now so that you may be preserved of God like He did Saul of Tarsus.
Pray: Almighty and everlasting Father, do please forgive me in any way I may have aided the enemy against your Church. Give me the grace and enablement to stand in your will to the end from now on in Jesus name.