Spiritual Battle

By   tewodros   Date Posted: Mar. 4, 2014  Hits: 2,154   Category:  Purpose   Total Comment: 0             A+ A-


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For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; - Ephesians 6:12-15:

 

Every day we come face to face with many issues in life that can change our lives in the right direction or the wrong direction. We all have to make critical decisions in life before they affect us in both positive or negative ways. If you never win a fight in private or public before it is because you have been defeated and lost a fight in the spirit. Anyone who has lost a battle in private in the spirit has also lost a battle in public in the physical world. The reason for falling or rising in all areas of your life has to do with something you have or have not done in the spiritual world.

We are spiritual human beings. Our physical world dictates us how we should manifest in our physical body. Whatever we do and contribute, we do it using our physical mind, body and soul. But there is also another world that we are living on. It is the spiritual world and it requires a spiritual existence to be able to operate in this world.

Most of us take a very good care of ourselves in this world and we don't even care what is going on in the spiritual world. We all have a spirit that makes us very much different from animals. The Spirit of God has given us a spirit so that we can have a continues eternal relationship with him. God is Holy Spirit and no one can truly see him and worship him with out truth and being in the spirit. He gave us our soul, a container of our spirit which itself is contained in this flesh we live in now.

Unfortunately these two extremely different worlds affect us both in their own ways that we don't have no control of. Most people think that whatever happened to them is just because of someone's mistake or they just don't make the right choice.

Well the truth becomes more clear as we study our Bible in the book of Ephesians.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Ephesians 6:12:


What is going on in our lives is either our greatest strength or weakness. But in order to win a battle, we have to come out from our sins first.

We need to be with God, fear him and always do what he tells us to do.
For instance when things look like they are simply a matter of arguments with one another, they can turn in to a huge problem as they can be planned and conceived by these evil spiritual powers that always wanted our failure and misery in all areas of our lives.

Often many times we may not even know who is behind all this and we fail in to the traps of the enemy every now and then. Moreover, we often realize what we just did is one of the great mistakes we made in life just after we made it. But we can escape from many traps of the enemy if we can listen and do what the word of God tells us to do.

Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; - Ephesians 6:13-14:


What is the armor of God? The armor of God is spiritual guard and protection against the enemy.

There are three keywords mentioned here: truth, rigorousness and peace. The word of God is the truth that our feet shall stand on like building on a rock. If we hold on to that, we can stay firm and steady without losing our ground. It is also the foundation where other areas of our lives can be built on.

The righteousness that is revealed hear is washing our sins away with the blood of Jesus and stay always clean for the devil cannot find any reason to accuse us of a wrong doing. Most of us do sin but we don't confess our sin and it opens the door for more sin.

But as long as we are aware of our sins and we confess them and not doing them again, we can stay in the direction of righteousness of the Lord. We must surely know that God cannot be mocked and we all reap what we sow. If we say we are sorry to God and we do the same sin again, then this is a clear indication of we are still leaving in the old nature and not transformed into likeness of the son of God, Jesus Christ.

We want to emphasize also the fact that we cannot do our own salvation by ourselves. We must seek God of his will which is always a good will for us to live a sinless life. Even if things do not go the way we wanted, we shall still be faithful to the Lord.

He will make everything possible in its time. He is faithful God. We know that most of us suffered a lot of pain and we all passed through a life that is fool of turmoil and grief. But then we soon find peace and comfort from Lord as though it nothing bad happened to us before.

The last part of the sentence describes how we should be ready to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ which is peace to all mankind. All of the bad things that is happening in the world right now is coming from the fact that they are not welcoming the gospel of peace. Jesus of Natherath is the prince of peace and anyone who loves the Lord stays away from violence and murder and all forms of things that is happening right now in the world.

Hence we shall be always ready to proclaim the love of God to this generation and bring reconciliation with God through the gospel.

us Name! Amen!

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. -Ephesians 6:16:


Our faith in Christ Jesus is both our righteousness and our shield from the enemy. It is the breastplate that is a shield from the arrows of the ruler of the darkness.

The reason is because when we proclaim the word of God and stand firm upon temptation, we are protecting our selves from the attack of the devil. Jesus stayed on the ground of the word of God three times when he was tempted by the devil and the devil has no chance but to flee away.

The fact that we are holding onto the word of God tells the enemy that our trust and the strongest values and faith is built upon the lord and not on our foolish understanding and our own wisdom.

And when he knows that your God is your strength, the rock of your salvation where the place you can be safe, he will leave you at least for a while. Most Christians know the word of God but have no faith on it.

How sad this could be. How good is to know about something and not take a good use of it and get profit? How silly it will be if we could just know about light, electricity, heat, gravity, electronics and design and we don't use this knowledge to benefit us and affect as in a good manner.

The fact that we know the word of God doesn't mean anything if we did not have faith on God that he can do what he says he can do in his word concerning our lives and the life of others. Even the devil quote from the word of God.

Therefore it doesn't make any difference whether we read or not read the word of God if we don't believe it and live it.


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