For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
For all of God's children who choose to walk through the doors He opens, opponents will come. Why does God allow such opponents? One reason is to strengthen us. Resistance makes us stronger. We are His chosen people, and we must be strong enough to lead others.
'The Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath' (Deuteronomy 28:13). The purpose of a head is to lead the body. Ultimately, Christ is head of His church: us.
Under Him, we are to lead others. Our mission sounds simple. Indeed, it is. Yet the path is treacherous within the enormous scope of the entertainment industry. Satan seems to be in firm control of the media and most of its stars.
Yet, his grip is being loosened this very day. But the enemy will not release a single inch of media without a fight. The invention of radio, television, film, internet, and mobile technology magnifies the importance of media to unprecedented levels. God's performers can feel lost among the outrageous stars flaunting what the world seems to want.
Imagine how King Saul felt when facing an army far mightier than his own. He awaited a hero. David was such a man for that time. Jesus is such a man for all time.
As a man, Jesus became famous. He was a great speaker, and He performed signs and wonders never before seen. Great masses of people followed Him. We follow Him today, as His true identity is known to us.
Who wouldn't follow Him if they only knew the truth, the Real Boss, and the potential outcomes? Satan knows the danger of godly entertainers taking the stage, and we are in the fight of our lives. But, it's not for us. It's for others who do not know Him. If you ever feel overwhelmed at the size of the door or the challenge of the field, remember His words:
'See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My Word, and have not denied My Name' (Revelation 3:8). Keep walking. The door cannot be closed. Success cannot be denied.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the An Open Door series.