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The Silent War

By Joseph Mavilia

Evil wealth has been a cancer on America and our world, and while we were busy working to provide for our families in a culture of faith, Satan was sowing his seeds of control.

He was making deals of success, power, and wealth with whoever would surrender their souls in exchange. An army of the secular weaved their way into every facet of our Christian culture. Indeed, it was a “silent war” of infiltration of our institutions to infuse the ‘world view’ onto schools, government and even churches. All the while the noise of sports for some, or the opera for others in high society gave rise to occupy their time that was considered important.

Of course, that diversion of time and attention took them away from where they should have been. They should have been watching the hen house and instead they hired politicians (Wolves in sheep’s clothing) to stand guard over the hen house. Thus, while they were attending the opera or a sports event at those stages and arenas, the enemy was indoctrinating successive generations with belief in man and the idea that God was dead.

The adage applies that the frog was being boiled slowly. The result was to marginalize and demonize those of Christian faith and in God’s word on how best to live our lives. The battle for souls was once again shifting to Satan. The straight and narrow path was abandoned in favor of the wide Road that leads to destruction. The pendulum had swung to the ‘dark side’ and the light of good was being extinguished.

But the sun also rises, and in the light of day evil is exposed and therefore a revival began to emerge among God’s people. In true form people tend to turn back to God, which is a safe harbor amid just another storm in the cycle of life.

Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet’s soliloquy act 3 scene 1 “To be or not to be that is the question whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them…”

Eventually people engage in the fight for good over evil, so let us hope it is not too late and that God hears our petitions to spare we who believe.

Jesus comforted his disciples in saying “do not let your hearts be troubled, you believe in God believe in me also. In my father’s house there are many rooms. If that were not so I would have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also be where I am.” John 14:1-3.

And my favorite is Romans 8:28; “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose.”

Submitted by Joe Mavilia, author, journalist, syndicated columnist published in print media including the Los Angeles Times, The Golden Transcript – Colorado, La Feria News – Texas, The Pasadena Weekly – California, and others around the country, including,  Contributing editor, Content writer for, and columnist of Caprock Patriot.

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