As Christians we are soldiers in a righteous battle for a righteous God who goes 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. A battle scripture teaches that we need whole armour to fight (Ephesians 6:10-18). The victory is certain to be ours when we are happy to suffer reproach for the one who died to give us life, we realize the trials we face can only be fought through the Son of God (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.
Many of us know the saying “Let go and let God” and when we surrender our own power and solely rely on Gods strength we win many more victories by the one who says “Vengeance is mine, I will repay sayeth the Lord!” It is by the knowledge we gain in Christ that will win the invisible battle set before us. (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:
When we are born again of the spirit of God it empowers us to be overcomers, something we were unable to accomplish in the flesh (1 John 5:3-5) For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
Some battles are not ours at all, but is Gods battle as Jehoshaphat learned when he was told to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord ( 2 Chronicles 20:14-19) Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of the LORD in the midst of the congregation; And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s. To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel. Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you. And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshipping the LORD. And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with a loud voice on high.
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Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? How true this piece of scripture is. Praise Yahweh.
Moving words for all who believe. Be Blessed Chuck.
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