If we go to arboretums or see beautiful flowerbeds in front of homes, they don’t always look that way. Weekly, if not daily, someone is out in the flowerbeds performing maintenance clearing out ugly weeds that attempt to choke flowers and invade beautiful landscapes.

God provided a beautiful world for us; however, because sin is in the world, ugly schemes and attacks from the devil attempt to invade this world of ours. People are demonically influenced to drive a vehicle through a crowd, shoot at large gatherings, or provoke war. Like a person in a garden, believers have to perform maintenance. Using our God-given authority, we have to rebuke every influence or plan of the devil on a daily basis. A quick, “I cancel every demonically influenced plan today” will do it.

It’s our responsibility to continue the work of Jesus. His quest was to destroy the works of the devil and we should too. Begin to do maintenance and destroy the weeds in the world.

1 John 3:8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.