While on my most recent mission that led me stopping on four continents I came across a exhortation from a Coptic priest by the name of Makary Younan who has been under constant death threat as he seeks to serve the Kingdom of God in his native Egypt. Within the Body of Christ, in the Middle East, he is well known as a minister of power, as he regularly ministers to the demon possessed with stunning results. Many are being set free from evil spirits resulting in some Muslims inquiring of his work. Many within the Islamic faith are personally experiencing amazing miracles as they attend his meetings.
This Coptic priest understands spiritual warfare and the need to be prepared in this war. Not that long ago he shared his thoughts on this subject. He warns and exhorts:
“The work of a faithful man is a road full of tribulation. The more faithful he becomes and the more he serves and gives fruits (bears fruit) the stronger the war will be against him. Satan looks for any gap (opening) in our lives to enter it, to give us this tribulation. But Our Lord is protecting us; He keeps a fence around us.”
-Fr. Makary Younan
This is true. Yes, we will need to endure hardship and it is equally true that the more we serve Jesus the more we can expect the devil to ramp up his attacks upon us and our families however the Lord is faithful. He will protect His sons and daughters and we can find comfort in this truth.
Second Thessalonians 3:3 promises, “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”