The war that started in Heaven is very much alive today.
And wars are not won by mere praying, positive thoughts, sharing quotes and throwing fairydust and flower petals.
1 John 3:18, ESV: "let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth."
WE ARE AT WAR. The kingdoms of the world are made up of people and systems in rebellion against God. Remember Satan telling Jesus that if he bowed to him, he would have given "ALL the kingdoms of the world and their glory" (Matt 4:8) to him? John 12:31, 1 John 5:19, 2 Cor 4:4 Satan rules with his own (fallen) angelic ranks (Daniel 1:13 Persia) over the current system of sinful opposition to God.
Eph 6:12 For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood,but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world,against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world,and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms.
This world declared a man that invented a weapon of mass destruction as their most intelligent one. In order to win a war every army needs mighty warriors, men and woman of valor. "Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days." - Joel 2:29.
In this war there are no spectators. Everyone is on one side of the battle or the other. Make no mistake about this. Learn the rules of engagement now and prepare yourself for the battle ahead. In this battle there must never be, on your part as Christ's soldier, no whining, no complaining, no protesting, and no slacking off. As Baptist deliverance minister Don Dickerman wrote in his book, "When Pigs move In," God needs an army, not an audience.
'Follow your heart'? Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Rev 4:8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: "'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,' who was, and is, and is to come."
Think about it, they don't say: Love, Love, Love, Love! They say