Training for BATTLE!!
There is a WAR going on and it’s not of the flesh.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Deceptions are being listened to and taught everywhere. False teachings and false beliefs are now everywhere, even in our “Christian” culture. GOD told us this would happen in the end times.
The enemy said to Eve in the Garden, “Did God really say??? And he also, being very crafty, said the lie of “You will not surely die! ”
YES! GOD REALLY DID SAY!!
And what did Eve do? She falsely believed, was deceived, and she took her husband with her in her false belief.
The enemy is very clever and will twist scripture to lead astray. If you don’t believe it look at all the cults out there today and how many use a so called “Bible” but they have twisted words, taken away, or added to it, or taken it out of context like the enemy did with Jesus in the desert when he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: ” ‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.” But look at what Jesus said, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”
Living in an area where military is continuously in training in their efforts on War I have come to realize how much preparation takes place before the soldiers are actually sent out onto the battlefield.
GOD will train us, equip us with HIS TRUTH, and prepare us for battle against rulers, against the powers of this dark world and He uses HIS SWORD of TRUTH.
Deceptions are here, false teachers are everywhere, eyes have been blinded, lies are being believed.
So, are we to be unassertive, stay calm, be tolerant, and take it sitting down?
NO, we are to STAND UP for the TRUTH and not fear man. We are never to be trying to please man but we are to always be pleasing GOD and speaking HIS WORD truthfully to those who will listen. Yes, we need to do it with His Words, His grace, His wisdom, His strength, and His Spirit and gentleness. If they hear HE has opened their ears, if they don’t He has blinded them for HIS GLORY and we are to let GOD deal with their deceptions.
KNOW HIS TRUTH
Many of you know the verse that says, “All things work for the good” but unfortunately most leave out a major part of this scripture. The part I am referring to is this; for THOSE WHO LOVE GOD and for THOSE WHO ARE CALLED according to HIS PURPOSE!
Those who are his …to him who overcomes
his name will not be blotted out and he will not be forgotten:
Revelation 3:5 & 21,22
5He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. 22 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
Those who love him, those who are poor in the eyes of the world.
Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?
Many things will cause men to be blinded.
Pride – Haughty Spirits – False Humility – Rebellion against Authority – Seeking greater wisdom for ones self etc..
Many today are in rebellion against the authority that GOD has put into place:
President, Government, Leaders and Law makers, Pastors, Fathers, Husbands, Elders
Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions.
The battle is now, it is here, but do not fear what mere man can do and know that HE WILL EQUIP you always with HIS TRUTH.
Do NOT listen to the lies of the enemy but stand firm and overcome!