33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world
Often times I feel that the world is tearing down the church. It is like the world is washing away the very existence of the church. I wonder if my children will even be permitted to set in a church as adults. Then yesterday a good friend of mine said something that struck me, the building we set in is not the church, it is the people that make up the church. I now realize that they can tear down the walls of every church but it will never stop the church. When I realized this, I knew that the church would overcome the world. They think the battle is over and they have won. They are right, but they have not won. The battle ended when Christ said, “it is finished.” He defeated death, hell and the grave. He made everyone who calls on his name overcomers of the world. So, when the world is celebrating their laws that they think will silence us, smile and look up. They have lost and do not even know it yet. Smile and know that because he has overcame the world, we will overcome the world.