Can you hear the door being broken down and the inhabitants of the house being in grave danger? Listen and you hear the door come off its hinges and the safety of the home being breached. It has been invaded by intruders looking to do harm to those who live there. As they force their way in they are surely armed and they come ready for battle. Fear is in the air and the family runs for cover. The head of the household emerges with a gun and he is ready to defend his family!
Once he fires and then twice. He fires again and again and yet without any success. The intruders keep coming. He empties both his guns and yet it has no affect. The entire house has been overrun and all are in great peril. You see, these intruders are evil spirits which cannot be stopped by guns. In fact, many times guns are their specialty. They enter the home and steal the souls of men and women, boys and girls. They seek spiritual plunder and are quite comfortable seeing people brandish earthly weapons.
And while believers wring their hands over losing their guns, these spirits continue their pillage. But what can stop these spiritual criminals? Much prayer, much Word, and much more prayer. But since these weapons get scant attention as compared to the earthly variety, the intruders soon set up camp within the home and listen to those within shout and yell and complain about earthly issues. Oh the chairs and televisions and beds and carpets and bank accounts are all still safe. And no one has a mark on their body. The guns have warded off any and all who would try and gain entrance.
But all the while the sacred vessels of the Temple have been stolen and the spiritual commitment of the household has been ransacked. And all this has taken place while the guardians of the home stood guard with guns drawn. The flesh is safe but the souls are now collateral damage.
The family is being systematically dismantled. Not because of gay marriage, but because our children have been corrupted by the cares of this world and the influence of demonic spirits. They grow up and are either spiritually ambivilent, or even worse antagonistic against the things of Christ. Divorce is rampant in the church. Adultery is now the norm. Addiction to pornography is alive and well. Drinking, drugs, filthy entertainment, hatred, and all kinds of spiritual disobedience has infiltrated the home, and yet we are more concerned with retaining our guns than we are setting up a hedge of protection through prayer and fasting.This is the situation we are now in, and the fruits of it are our rewards. But at least we will have our guns.