Friday, November 3, 2017

Wrapping Up My Posts On Spiritual Warfare

We have explored principles we must stand on: what the Word says about God, us, and Satan will give us victory.  We saw what Jesus did while He was here on earth.  We discovered what we are to do in His name while we are here. We need principles to stand on because the warfare is real.  Satan’s lies are real.  But Jesus’ power is greater. 
The fortified cities of fear and addiction are real, but Jesus’ power is greater.  I can walk in fear and doubt by myself, looking up at walls that mock my puny self, or I can walk in faith and look up at Jesus.  He stands above all else and enables me, in Him, to do the same.

Blessings on you, fellow warrior. 

In His name, have no fear, but faith. 

In His name, be not a victim, but a victor. 

In His name, be not overwhelmed, but overcoming. 

In His name, S.T.A.N.D.: "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled." (2 Cor. 10:3-6)

Or, to put it another way: "We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. And after you have become fully obedient, we will punish everyone who remains disobedient." (2 Cor. 10:3-6 NLT)

I will end with this quote from “Got”: "The enemy is firmly entrenched; these strongholds have been guarded for thousands of years, presenting a great wall of resistance to the Truth. None of this deters the Christian warrior, however. Using the weapons of God’s choosing, he attacks the strongholds, and by the miraculous power of Christ, the walls are breached, and the bastions of sin and error are battered down. The victorious Christian enters the ruins and leads captive, as it were, every false theory and every human philosophy that had once proudly asserted its independence from God.  If this sounds a lot like Joshua fighting the battle of Jericho, you’re right. What a great illustration of spiritual truth that story is (Joshua 6)!"

Be blessed.  Go out and serve God in the mighty power of Christ! 

Excerpted from S.T.A.N.D. Spiritually Trained And Not Defeated: Our Position in Christ, Our Mission in Christ A Handbook on Spiritual Warfare.  Buy it on Amazon.
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