Inconspicuous places by day: chatty school children amble past; the elderly sit out the front waiting for the bus; couples walk by hand in hand. But behind the doors of these unremarkable exteriors is an industry as much secretive as it is exposed.
Isn’t it great when you find someone who speaks your language when you’re travelling abroad? It’s then that you realise just how much you take your language for granted, and how deeply ingrained our language is within each of us.
It’s a quick way to grab the attention and stir the heart. Begin by addressing them as “troops” or an army, describe the spiritual battle in lurid and urgent terms, then call them to march and fight, live and die in the cause or name of Jesus.