As soon as we given our hearts and life completely over to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we enlisted as spiritual soldiers into the army of God. And just like the military in the natural (before they send the enlisted soldier out to war) they first equip and train the soldier. Same thing with the Lord. He equips His children with His weapons and armor of spiritual warfare that is more powerful than anything on earth and trains us how to use them. And this is the reality of Christianity today since the day of Pentecost.
In the Book of Revelation chapter 12, reveals to us the absolute historical fact about satan who started the war with the Kingdom of God through pride, arrogance, and rebellion. Who tried to dethrone God our Creator, to take over, eradicate and pervert all of God’s creation into his own image and likeness. But he failed! And he especially failed by the cross of Jesus Christ!
Now he is trying to drag as many people as possible to eternal Hell-fire and damnation with him at all cost. And all born-again Christians are called by the Lord Jesus Christ to minister the truth and stand for lost sinners and heathens. To show them the way of escape from the pending judgment to come. And show all humanity the eternal consequence for rejecting Jesus Christ and His salvation
Ephesians 6:12-14 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore
The word “stand” is an interesting word that not only describes being seriously grounded and rooted in God’s love. Grounded and rooted upon the strong foundations of His Holy Bible, faith and through the power of God’s Holy Spirit, to stand against all opposition in the face all trials, tribulations, testing’s and adversity.
But it also describes us metaphorically (the church/the body of Christ) as strong pillars holding up a burning building that’s about to collapse any minute, full of people who are barely escaping for their lives to safety in the eternal life only found in Jesus Christ. And that burning building is death (Romans 6:23), the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:11-15) and the world (2 Peter 3:10-12).
Also satan attacks the church to try to shipwreck our faith in Jesus Christ. Trying to render our faith inoperable through all his crafty tactics, schemes and deceptions. Because if he can shipwreck our faith, the church will have no power against wickedness and darkness. And if that happens, we will have lost the war (individually) and lose out on salvation completely.
Therefore we are to keep our faith strong, pure and active because as long as committed born-again children of God are here on this earth, we will always be in spiritual warfare against the kingdom of satan! Have we truly considered the cost of being the Lord Jesus Christ’s real disciples?
Audio Length: 25:54
Spiritual warfare is a reality in all committed, born-again Christians life. The Book of Revelation shows us the truth about how spiritual warfare started. A History lesson from the Word of God then and now
*07:59 Revelation 12:3
War between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the devil. A brief examination on the origins of satan
*17:26 Revelation 12:13-17
War between satan and the church of Jesus Christ. And the church will overcome and prevail by the power of God and by the truth of His Word which was prophesied thousands of years ago in the days of the Book of Genesis 3:15
our next study in this short Spiritual Warfare series, Spiritual Armor And Weapon of God