“Waging War” 10/11/2017 Written by Matthew Winters for “Matthew Winters (Comeback Pastor)

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Written by Matthew Winters for “Matthew Winters (Comeback Pastor)  @  https://mdw4christ.wordpress.com

Original post @  https://mdw4christ.wordpress.com/2017/10/09/waging-war/

Waging War

This post will be a bit strong, so you might want to put your big boy/girl pants on if you’re easily offended. Maybe you are part of a Christian denomination that downplays spiritual warfare, and this will be uncomfortable to you. If you are a true follower of Christ, some things ought to bother you. I’m not about to get political or rant on a particular sin. That is a waste of time. I do want to provoke us all to do what we are supposed to do and fight the good fight of faith.

If you are a Christian, you are a soldier. The Bible says so in 2 Timothy. So why do we “chillax” when all hell is breaking loose around us? We legislate morality to pastors and small group leaders. We let the schools raise our children while we think about ourselves and what we want when they are home, yet we wonder why society is what it has become. We talk about evil and how bad everything is, but we haven’t waged war against the enemy. We know enough Scripture to fill up 30 seconds of time if we are lucky, we pray about as long as a commercial, then we wonder why we don’t have victory over the devil. Are we figuring it out yet? God has given us all the tools we need, yet we are the most biblically illiterate society. Shame on us! Even I need to step up my game! 

Here’s the problem! We are not sick enough of it to really do something about it. If we were, we would be doing it. When people really want to lose weight, they change their eating habits and exercise. When people want financial improvement, they get a better or second job and cut costs. Don’t believe the lie that things won’t get better! We must take some initiative and watch God honor our obedience. God doesn’t work the way we work, so don’t expect it to make sense. Spend enough time in Scripture and you’ll see what I mean.

So, are you sick and tired of the way things are? There is one thing to do – WAGE WAR!

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P.S. (from bruce)   The Apostle Paul clearly states that our spiritual war is against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places”.  Ephesians 6:13b… (NKJV)

It is Satan and his fallen demon friends who keep us from following the Lord Jesus Christ…  I spent a day writing on how to keep Satan and our own flesh in check…  You can read my personal testimony on how to “Walk in the Spirit” most of the time, by the full power of the Holy Spirit, at the following link…

https://godsmanforever.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/gods-group-thoughts-for-2252013-gods-duo/

Blessings in Christ,   bruce

 

 

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I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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5 Responses to “Waging War” 10/11/2017 Written by Matthew Winters for “Matthew Winters (Comeback Pastor)

  1. This is AWESOME and took the power of the Holy Spirit. Which in and of itself is surprising because we should be able to STAND on God’s Word just out of obedience! We are NOT getting enough teaching on spiritual warfare because it is NOT politically correct and so many say it is hateful, yet, we ARE exhorted to fight EACH AND EVERY day because as you pointed out, we ARE soldiers.
    One of my wife’s and my guilty pleasures is the original TV show, NCIS. The main character, Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) is always saying, once a Marine always a Marine. There are no EX-Marines.
    So it is with a TRUE Christian. You sign up to be a FOLLOWER of Christ, a Disciple of Christ, you take orders from Christ through the Holy Spirit. There is no EX, you adopt a lifestyle and you live it until the natural body gives way!!!
    My grandson is a Military Policeman in the Army. He works 12 -18 hours, sometimes more a day, because his command tells him that he is needed. He doesn’t question even though he gets weary and tired at times, but he obeys. He has been getting commendations and awards every time he turns around almost, why, because he entered into that lifestyle (just as he did Christianity) knowing full well he would be following the orders of someone else.
    He is fond of telling his grandma and I that he didn’t do it to be a weekend warrior (not denigrating those who chose to serve part-time) but for the analogy, he chose to go into it full time just as he did when he accepted Jesus Christ!
    We have too many weekend “Christian” warriors in the Church and they will never have a person’s back because they are too interested in getting their obligation out of the way so they can get back to “real” life!
    Christ Jesus wants and CALLS those who are willing to GIVE up their “real” lives to follow Him for the rest of their lives!
    This is a GREAT and much needed message. Thank you for it. Gonna have to go over to Pastor Matthew’s site and tell him and reblog it myself!! Thanks brother Bruce for posting this. Great, great post!! God bless you my brothers!!

  2. That title graphic looks a bit familiar. I wonder where it came from. 😉

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