3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 (A)For the weapons (B)of our warfare are not [a]carnal but (C)mighty in God (D)for pulling down strongholds, 5 (E)casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
Taking a survey of your very own life to know where we are in the war for our living souls. Because in the next life we will be as we were in this one.
Know the geographical and spiritual make up of your own personal state of war in this world. Fighting for survival from birth to grave. To live is to die in Christ.
Every sovereign nation or kingdom has a standard, personality and principality that has to be infiltrated for the works of salvation. Taking courage knowing that greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. For that we are sent into all the world preaching the gospel of Jesus proactively.
The outer court, inner court and the most holy of Holy is a model for the testimony of our own life. From the day we heard the good news, we entered the kingdom and was baptized of the Holy Spirit.
The most skilled warriors will return to the front lines of the outer courts as Jesus did. Leaving the 90&9 to find that which was lost as we were. He left us His personal testimony of spiritual warfare. This entire planet is lost and so are we, our families and friends. But whoever believe in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. No need to wait for a pie in the sky so to speak. By the integrity of God’s love and faithfulness we will be rewarded in the kingdoms of God where much forgiven loves much. Knowing more requires more and the most invested will gain that which wasn’t. One will overcome a thousand and two together ten thousands.
In this spiritual warfare demons fight for human inhabitant to exist without God’s influence. Satan’s rebellion lost his place in heaven and has set his sight on us humans. So naturally we humans war among ourselves by the influence of fallen angels. This is unacceptable to God although He found no qualified human worthy of everlasting life. Many are the righteous who have falling short of the glory of God. We were not created for this spiritual warfare so God sent His Son Jesus as a human sacrifice. Ransomed for our sins He left His own sovereign kingdom to die a natural death in our stead and is gone to prepare us a place. Not here but there where Jesus is. This warfare is not carnal as we are called to die daily for the cause of Christ at the cost of His obedience unto death.
Believers are converts of His body from the holy of the holiest.
Organized in groups to feed the hungry and thirsty gathered to hear His words. Doing things unimaginable greater than before Christ established His church.
There are so many to choose from that best fits our interest and measure of faith. The spirits and principalities of our warfare is like boot camp in the Arm Services. Fighting the good fight of faith in all the world.
Every individual believer is prepared to enter into the most holy of holy where the the Holy Spirit empowers us to fight a supernatural and spiritual warfare.
Oooh, that’s scary.
Yes it is and also invigorating, exciting and out of this world. Like a day in Disney World. The excitement and the expectancy of a child waiting in line for hours for a ten minute thrill.
There are so many unanswered questions to having faith in Jesus Christ. The seasoned believer on the front lines doing unto others as was done unto us. Reflecting the light of the Lord in unique ways.
Such is the life of believers fighting as one body of Christ.
Standing our ground without necessarily leaving the neighborhood, our homes, our job or churches.
That doesn’t seem very exciting but it will be as we began to hear and understand the Word of God for our own lives. We fight the good fight of faith working out of our own salvation with fear and trembling in the presence of God and His holy angels.
Where living well in obedience to God is the thrill of our lives.