I have heard other ministries say that God is more interested for us to become more like Christ than anything else.
This calls for us to become more intimate with Jesus and we all need to become more intimate with Him. We cannot operate like He did without the agape love being a primary part of it.
Jesus tells us in Luke 10:19 that we have authority over the enemy and that he (the devil) will not harm us. Why did Jesus tell us this? And why are so many Christians not just being harmed ... but getting beat up and some being killed?
The answer is our intimacy and our love walk with the Lord and in the Word of God. We must have this!
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler