Spiritual War!

INTRODUCTION:

There is a WAR taking place.  As we go about our daily lives, BATTLES are being fought all around us.  We are not always aware of what’s happening in the “Heavens”.  BUT!  Make no mistake WAR is RAGING!

Questions:

1. Do you remember the first argument you ever had in your life?

(It was most likely with a parent or sibling.  But, do you remember it?)

2. Do you remember your first “physical” fight?  (Again, it was probably with a parent or sibling.)

3. Do you remember your first “spiritual” battle?  (Few people do!)

Not many people can remember any of these events.   It’s only “IF” the event was traumatic enough to be remembered, that we remember them.

Soldiers ALWAYS remember their first REAL battle!  But, for most of us, it’s easier to remember our LAST confrontation.

HORRORS of WAR:

To our own detriment, most of us spend the majority of our life turning a “BLIND” eye to the horrors happening around us.  So MANY people have a “Live and let live” attitude.  We tell ourselves; “If it does not have a direct effect on my life, so what?”  (We MUST realize THIS is a TRICK of Satan!)

SATAN DOES NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW THERE IS A WAR GOING ON AROUND YOU!

All we need do is look around at the rest of the world to realize; Going along to get along” will eventually, DESTROY us!

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Satan would like nothing more than to have Christians (empowered of the HOLY SPIRIT),    adopt the attitude of “Live and let live– we need to “COMPROMISE”– let’s go along to get along.”  When we sit “passively” on the sidelines, OR willingly “compromise” the principles of GOD (for ANY purpose), we SIN!

The reason the WORLD is in the mess it is in today is “solely” because Christians have “COMPROMISED” on the principles of GOD (in the “guise” of tolerance).  We have let ourselves be led to SLAUGHTER!

DESTRUCTION has been allowed to take place all over the world, (and more recently in America); because Christians (empowered of the HOLY SPIRIT) have fallen PREY to the enemy’s schemes.  They have FALSELY believed that JESUS was a “pacifist”.  JESUS WAS (and is) A WARRIOR!

It is true that JESUS is the “Prince of PEACE”.  But, we sometimes forget that Jesus said he did NOT come to bring “peace”.  But, Jesus says HE came to bring a sword. [Matthew 10:34]  He even goes on to state some extremely HARSH realities of why he came to EARTH.  He emphasizes the point that we are in a WAR; and a loyal WARRIOR is the only thing he will accept.

REWARD for FIGHTING:

Thank GOD Jesus also tells us he will reward us for being loyal. (See Mark 10:29-31)

 

RIGHTS of the ENEMY:

We MUST understand the enemies of God have NO rights!  Time after time we see in the Bible where God instructed COMPLETE and total annihilation of HIS enemies.  It’s important to realize GOD is the SAME: then, NOW and FOREVER!   GOD WANTS US TO UTTERLY DESTROY THE WORKS OF SATAN!

Satan has NO rights; except for what God allows him to have; and God only allows Satan the right to reveal our flaws, our carnality and our SIN. (That’s ALL Satan is allowed!)

Go back through the OT and see that Satan was used to reveal weakness in the men and women of God.  The wonderings in the Wilderness, the trials and tribulations of Job, the hardships of David, and others, reveal that Satan was really used to show people their carnality; their SINs; their weaknesses.

Read the NT where Jesus told Peter; “Satan has desired to sift you as wheat.”  [Luke 22:31]  The “sifting” revealed to PETER, his PRIDE and his FEAR!

We, as Christians, have give Satan WAY too much credit.  The Bible makes it ABSOLUTELY clear that Satan’s power is limited.  It is our “passivity” and our willingness to compromise that emboldens him.

It is WE (ourselves) that have given Satan the RIGHT to bring all manner of tribulation upon our household.  AGAIN; it’s the SIN of PASSIVITY and COMPROMISE that opens the door and empowers SATAN.

CHRISTIAN RIGHTS and AUTHORITY:

There is NO reason for “Christians” to live in FEAR or DEFEAT.  There is NO reason that we have to ALLOW Satan to DESTROY our family, our homes, or our lives.  JESUS is our PROVISION!  The POWER and AUTHORITY that HE demonstrated for us, IS ours.

  • The POWER of the “Holy SPIRIT” is ours for the taking.
  • The AUTHORTITY of the name above ALL NAMES is ours to proclaim!
  •  The BLOOD that heals, the BLOOD that saves, the BLOOD that purifies is available anytime we desire.

SUMMARY:

We need to hold on to TRUTH! [Philippians 4:8][2 Timothy 2:14]                                                                                                                                         Satan’s power is limited. [Job Chapter 1]

He has limited RIGHTS!  [Job Chapter 1]

It is “only” by petitioning GOD that he can “DO” anything!  [Job Chapter 1]

The only thing he CAN do is reveal our SINs and Flaws. [Job Chapter 1]

ALL other “power” he seemingly has is FALSE; and it is given to him through our “OWN” ignorance [2Cor 2:11] or sinfulness [James 1:14].

WE HAVE ALL THE AUTHORITY AND POWER OF HEAVEN AT OUR DISPOSAL “IF” WE WALK IN OBEDIENCE!

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