Here’s a reality that every sincere pastor and other godly spiritual leader has experienced… “A wide door for effective work has opened…and there are many adversaries!” (1 Corinthians 16:9)
Hey, you’re in good company… Apostle Paul is the one who originally said it! We experience adversaries human and spiritual (…little “s” – Ephesians 6:12) and behind them all, the great “Adversary” – Satan himself!
But there is a better word from the Lord in spite of the adversaries!!! – “I know your works… Behold [look and see!], I have set before you an open door, WHICH NO ONE IS ABLE TO SHUT!” (Revelation 3:8)
So take heart weary pastor and discouraged spiritual leader as we approach Easter Sunday!!! The great resurrection chapter of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 15:57-58 declares, “Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! Therefore be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is NOT IN VAIN!”