” The Invisible Battle “

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As Christians we are soldiers in a righteous battle for the Lord that has gone before us, and just as He overcame many obstacles of the affairs of this life yet He remained uninvolved in its ways. (2 Timothy 2:1-4). Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

 

 

The invisible battle is not of flesh and blood, but a spiritual battle which pits darkness against light and good against evil. (Ephesians 6:10-12). It is a trial of the soul we are at war with, but with the liberty we find in Christ the victory is certain as we are happy to suffer reproach for the one who died for us. (1 Peter 4:12-14).  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

 

 

It is by the knowledge we gain of Christ that will win the invisible battle set before anyone who repents and chooses to follow their Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:3-8).  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. Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? if any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s, even so are we Christ’s. For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:

 

 

1 John 5:3-5

3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

 

 

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