Any military commander knows that one of the most important factors in winning a victory is the field of battle. You choose the field of battle. You choose a location where you have the tactical advantage and the enemy is at a disadvantage. You choose where you will stand and fight.
I fear that we have allowed the enemy, Satan, to choose the field of battle. We have allowed the battle in public media to be about gay marriage, cake decorating, and signs on bathroom doors. I know I am making those things sound frivolous and I don’t mean to. That is a battleground but not the battleground. It is a message but not the message.
The message is this: Jesus Christ, born of a virgin, crucified for our sins, rose again for our justification, seated at the right hand of God, coming again (soon).
I fear that we have allowed the current battles to drown out the message, the message of Jesus Christ. His name is the name that changes everything else.
To use another military metaphor, Satan has launched an attack on our flank because he knows he cannot win a frontal assault on the name of Jesus. In defending our flank we could be in danger of leaving the ultimate prize unprotected and the ultimate weapon unused. The name of Jesus is the ultimate prize and the ultimate weapon. He is the message.