The Enemy

"For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, 
but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, 
against mighty powers in this dark world, 
and against evil spirits in the heavenly places" (Eph. 6:12). 

Regardless of what ethnic, geographic, or religious group(s) make up the Antichrist's armies in the last days, the human beings that make up those armies are not the Christian's enemy. The Christian's enemy is the dark spiritual forces behind those armies. 

The 10/40 Window is the rectangular area of North Africa, the Middle East and Asia 
approximately between 10 degrees north and 40 degrees north latitude. 
The 10/40 Window is often called "The Resistant Belt" 
and includes the majority of the world's Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists.

 
As the god of this world, Satan along with his demonic legions tenaciously clings to his territory in the 10/40 Window, where he has successfully blinded the minds of Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists, not to mention the over 200 hundred million atheists living in communist China. 

"Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. 
They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. 
They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, 
who is the exact likeness of God" 
(2 Cor. 4:4).

The mission of every Christian as an ambassador of Christ reflecting the kingdom of God on earth is to advance the gospel into all nations.

81% of all Muslims (Middle East and Northern Africa), 
Hindus (India), and Buddhists (Southeast Asia) do not know a Christian. 

It is equally incumbent upon every Christian to pray and care for persecuted Christians in the 10/40 window. Specific prayer needs, medical supplies, letters of encouragement, and financial support are just a few of the various ways we can "visit" our imprisoned brothers and sisters. The following organizations also smuggle Bibles to Christians in the 10/40 window who are willing to risk their lives to own a copy of God's word and evangelize to their neighbors.



At the Judgement, Jesus will separate the sheep (righteous) from the goats (evil). He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left. 

To those on the right, he will say, "Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For . . . I was in prison, and you visited me." 

Then these righteous ones will reply, "Lord, When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?" 

Jesus will reply, "I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!" 

To those on the left, Jesus will say, "Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons. For . . . I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me." 

Then they will reply, "Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?" 

Jesus will answer, "I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me." 

 And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life. 

(Excerpts from Matt 25:31-46, based on the NLT.)