Saturday, February 22, 2014

B.A.T.T.L.E.O.F.S.O.U.L.S.


We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic power (fallen angels) over this present darkness, against the spiritual foreces of evil in the heavenly places (universe) Ephesians 6:12. Finally be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.  Ephesians 6:10-12

To be a Christian Soldiers in the battle for souls for the Cause of Christ means to Be All That The Lord Expects Offering Forgiving Sinners One Unconditional Lasting Salvation.  As Christians Soldiers (2Timothy 2:3-4) in this battle we are "Guardians of the Gospel" (2Timothy 2:15). Defending the cause of Christ against the evil one, and his dark forces spread throughout the universe (Ephesians 6:12). 

This was a War for the freedom of God's children.  This war between satan and Jesus started in Genesis 3:15, and ended with Jesus death on the Cross for your sins which defeated satan forever ( Romans 5:8, Galatians 1:4).  What is left are unfinished battles that the evil one conducts on our behalf. 

Who started this war ? Lucifer, Satan the enemy of God. Who was a great creation of God...the zeal of perfection the guardian cherib (Ezekiel 28:13-19), until he became filled with pride....enlisted 1/3 of the angels to revolt, and attempted to take over God's throne in heaven. (Isaiah 14:12-15)  At the Great White Throne Judgement satan will be judged, and finally sent to hell, and we will be witnesses of this.  I encourage you to read Ezekiel 28:13-19 & Isaiah 14:12-15 for better understanding.   Now kicked out of heaven forever along with 1/3 of what will now become satan's army he will conduct his first attack in Genesis 3 where he conducted the war on man by helping him with the fall from a sin-free life.  In that punishment by God we see the earthly war began as he tells satan: 


I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”Genesis 3:15 God was talking here about the war between satan and Jesus Christ.  Which was won in John 19:30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. Satan losing the war has now  increased his pride and anger... turning it to God's chosen: his children. He believes this is how you beat God...destroy the blood line...destroy their hearts...keep them away from God who loves them. 
 

The bible tells us in Colossians 1:21 if we do not have Jesus in our hearts we are without God, and therefore any enemy of God.  That means we have no protectioin against satan. The evil one uses this to conduct individual warfare on our hearts so we will sin, and then that sin makes us slaves to the enemy (Romans 7:14-25) without us even knowing it most of the time. The Evil one knows we are weak in the flesh (Matthew 26:41), and subject to what the world offers.  Satan uses that so the lost will be helpless and will continue to walk around the battlefield blinded by darkness (john  9:39).  


How do we conduct this warfare against the evil one who hides behind lost souls ? We are commissioned by Greatness, to fulfill the Great Commission by  (1) We share the Good news of Jesus gift of salvation to the lost (Psalm 96:3, Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:19). (2) We do it all in L.O.V.E. (Lord's Ongoing Visual Example) that has been given to us to win the lost off the battlefield of a war that has already been won by Jesus who beat sin on the cross, and in doing so beat death forever. (3) We have the Armor of God-  These Weapons include: 

1. Belt of Truth - Ephesians 6:14
2. Breastplate of Righteousness - Ephesians 6:15
3. Gospel of Peace Boots - Ephesians 6:15
4. Shield of Faith - Ephesians 6:16
5. Helmet of Salvation - Ephesians 6:17
6. Sword of the Spirit - Ephesians 6:17
7. Power of Prayer - Ephesians 6:18


Christian Soldiers will need all of these weapons provided by your Commander in Chief = Jesus Christ not to go head to head with satan but to push back evil so lost souls have a chance at the gospel message, and the redemption of their souls.  Your Commander and Chief-Jesus has given charge to bring the good news to the lost of this world.  Jesus gave the weapons because he loves us and will not leave us defenseless against the enemy, and he knows that the enemy satan will not quit until the end of God's Revelation for his people. 

Why do we get involved in this warfare ? Here is why: 
"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me."
Acts 26:18

Coming soon after this will breakdown each of the weapons used for the Christian Soldiers. So you may be prepared to rescue the lost off the battlefield...pray for them.... If you don't know Jesus, and want to be a soldier for i encourage you to visit steps 2b saved here today.

For the Saints & for the Lamb.



   Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the  Holy Bible, NLT  or ESV Translation Use discernment (Acts 17:11, 1 Thessalonians. 5:21).

 
B.A.T.T.L.E.O.F.S.O.U.L.S.
Be all that the Lord expects offering forgiving sinner one unconditional lasting salvation.

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