Each generation faces threats of differing kinds, but the face of evil has always existed. While evil manifests itself different (i.e., ISIS, Taliban, Nazi's, Slavery, the Sex Trade Industry, etc...), the root cause and battle is actually a spiritual one. The apostle Paul reminded the early church and us today, "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." (Ephesians 6:12).
Our battle is a spiritual battle. As Jesus was getting ready to return to the Father in Heaven, He instructed His followers not to enter the battler or continue in building His Kingdom, spreading His message,.... but He instructed them to go to Jerusalem to WAIT.
" you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.” (Acts 1:4-5, 8a)The role of the Holy Spirit is not an addition on the menu of Christ followers. The evils that we face and the struggles we encounter will not be overcome by human strategy, political persuasions, military might, or by education itself. None of these are bad in and of themselves, but victory is only assured by the Power of the Holy Spirit actively at work in the lives of Believers, Families, the Church as a whole, and the Nation at large.
I invite you to learn more about the role of the Holy Spirit in a 7 week study on Wednesday Nights at 7:00pm at Shrewsbury Assembly of God. It was written by Jim Cymbala and titled, "When God's Spirit Moves."