The contender



Jesus chose to come to earth at a time when there were no major communication networks in place. 

What was He thinking?


The world has dramatically changed with the development of the World Wide Web.  There are blogs, podcasts, video galleries, photo streams, twitter accounts, and many other social sites.  Individuals and businesses can share a message with millions of people  and never leave their living room.

Facebook Stats and Facts for 2011-2012 – With over 800 million users, Facebook is now used by 1 in every 13 people on earth, with over 250 million of them (over 50%) who log in every day.

The average user spends over 700 billion minutes a month on Facebook, 20 million applications are installed per day and over 250 million people interact with Facebook from outside the official website on a monthly basis, across 2 million websites. Over 200 million people access Facebook via their mobile phone. And this is just one form of media interaction via the Web.

Traditional media is being relegated to a back seat when looking for information. Social media is changing nearly everything about the way we live and communicate.


Now consider this –

Jesus chose to come at a time when there were no major communication networks in place. Transportation was limited to foot, horse and donkey.  No modern means of publicity … and why?  Think about that!

Just perhaps it was to make a very relevant point–
  • His impact and primary work was in the spirit. 
  • He entered a heavenly sanctuary with His own blood to make atonement for man.
  • As He walked on earth, He did not contend for political rule.  He contended with spiritual forces operating in the unseen realm.

His primary message was about the Kingdom of God, a kingdom not of this world.  Yes, He touched the people, but that was secondary.  His assignment involved a work and a battle in the unseen realm. 

Is social media the contender when it comes to your spiritual life?  As much potential as media now has, let us not lose sight of the fact that our primary work is in the spirit.

Check your own statistics:

  • How much time do you spend on media sites weekly?
  • How much time do you spend in prayer weekly?

We need to pray, exercise spiritual authority, and declare the rule of heaven in the same realm where Jesus even now continues in intercession for us.  We must contend with spiritual forces, enforcing the victory of our glorious King.

This is not a war waged on websites, blogs, facebook, or any other earthly platform.  It is a battle waged in the spirit by the spiritually mature.


Perhaps WWJD means more than you realize.

Think about that!


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