Spiritual Warfare

Old Testament Examples of SPIRITUAL WARFARE 5b: Conduct in the Campaign & Implementing the Victory of Christ in our Lives – Part 2 of 2

In these days, we may well be like the young servant: seeing the forces of this world marshaling themselves together in all the various realms that we can view on the nightly news – all those things we read about in newsletters and the Internet that are an integral part of this new world order whose primary target will be those biblical Christians defiantly non-compliant to their directives. Such things may cause us to become unnerved and in a panic run around from one place to another, seeking counsel and comfort, having no peace at all but a constant stream of anxiety and unrest.

In such times, may God provide us with our own Elisha, a mature saint who will pray for us, and beseech the LORD to open our eyes to the Holy Sovereignty and Almighty power of the LIVING GOD – or may we come to our spiritual senses enough to pray on our own behalf, asking God to give us insight and understanding regarding the days in which we live and the assurance of knowing that He as the LORD of Heaven, rides upon the storms of this world as the Supreme Authority

Old Testament Examples of SPIRITUAL WARFARE: PART 5a – Conduct in the Campaign & Implementing the Victory of Christ in our Lives –

This is the essence of spiritual warfare, and it’s not a quick-fix solution! This is a long term enterprise that requires patience, diligence, and sensitivity to the Spirit of God, as well as a compassionate heart that yearns for the lost, the empowerment of the saints and to see God glorified above all.

We need to pray for our pastors and church leadership, for our brothers and sisters, for those who herald the gospel and God’s Word – that they may do so without compromise, without adding to or taking away from the message that God would give them through the Holy Scriptures, to deliver to the people (JER 26:2); for the lost souls that have believed any of the myriad falsehoods paraded by the enemy, that God would open their eyes and turn them from darkness to His Light (ACTS 26:18).

Old Testament Examples of SPIRITUAL WARFARE: Conduct in the Campaign & Implementing the Victory of Christ in our Lives – Part 4

We worship God in Spirit and in truth and thus, rightly relate to the LORD Jesus Christ and in so doing, be of a willing heart and disposition to believe Him for all things, and be obedient to Him in all things – again, assuring our spiritual victory in this warfare we are presently engaged in. It’s appropriate to mention that in scripture to believe by faith is akin to obedience; that is to say that true faith will yield the fruit of true obedience (See JOHN 15)

O.T. Examples of SPIRITUAL WARFARE: Conduct in the Campaign & Implementing the Victory of Christ in our Lives – Part 3

There are many ‘Achans’ today who are taking of the accursed thing and stealing from the wealth of vain philosophies and deceits that is the Emergent Church, Word-Faith Movement, New Apostolic Reformation Movement and who are delving into the treasure troves of humanistic, progressive ideologies which promote Socialism, as well as mystical, occult beliefs and practices that have saturated not just our society at large, but our government, our schools, our courts, our businesses and yes, even our churches!

Old Testament Examples of SPIRITUAL WARFARE: Conduct in the Campaign & Implementing the Victory of Christ in our Lives – Part 2

In our lives, there are many means we encounter at the hand of our enemy that would keep us from God’s will; many ‘walls’ and influences that seek to corrupt us and prevent the LORD from working in us that which He purposes.

In such manner, Joshua admonished the people of Israel . . .

JOSHUA 6:17-18
And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent. And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.