Sizing up the Enemy IX
Good leadership is crucial to winning battles. Our leader is Jesus, the head of the body (Colossians 1:18); we have the superior leadership. But our lines of communication with Jesus are often poor. Many Christians rarely read or study the Bible, where God clearly teaches his battle plan. And following the subtle, inner leading of the Holy Spirit isn’t easy for carnally minded Christians who don’t even remember to pray.
In practice, God usually leads through human delegates, and this becomes a major difficulty. Human leaders frequently are corrupt and self-serving. Lying, instability, hypocrisy, and misdirected ego-trips characterize far too many.
Satan also is an excellent leader, consistently guiding his forces to victory. He also has direct communication with his fellow-spirit beings, and they understand what he says.