Armed And Dangerous…Engage In The Battle!
“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39
As we start each day we are bombarded with bad thoughts, negative world headlines from the media, false accusations or people pointing out our short comings with stunning accuracy. Every once in a while we may have a friend or loved one give us an encouraging word. Welcome to the prince of the airs world, (satan and his fallen angels)! Yes Ephs 2:1-2 mentions him; “And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience” Now this passage is relating to our former selves before salvation. What a mess! The spirit of the air is alive and well but has no power over us as Christ followers; Luke 10:19 “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.”
We are called to spread the Gospel , Matt 28:19-20, and not to take part in darkness or evil but expose it, Ephs. 5:11. Let me tell from my own experience digging into just how evil is a dangerous subject and if you are not firmly grounded in the word, it will bring you into a dark funk. That is why our featured verse is so important. We are living in the end times, just look all around you men. “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20 Do you see this passage in effect right now. God is being taken out of everything and Christians are becoming an endangered species in the world today. The moral law of the Bible is no more and the rule of the law of the land is being trashed, ignored and rewritten everyday. God tells; “No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.”
God has given us promises that we can count on! He has equipped us in every way to deal with what ever comes our way. We are His warriors armed and dangerous to be feared by the enemy. Jesus is looking for us and expecting us to engage in the battle. Will we be obedient and fight the good fight? Will we stay on course and fulfill the plan and purpose He created us for? Will we be the light in the dark as our Savior Jesus was when He was here on earth? Will we follow the example of the apostles picking up the cross with confidence leaning on the strength of the Holy Spirit telling all with ears to hear about our Savior Jesus? If not you…If not me…Then who?
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” With this promise what are we afraid of? Men this is a call to;
“Stand-Up…Step-Out…Be Counted For The Kingdom! We Are Armed And Dangerous!
Engage In The Battle, The Enemy Fears Us!”
2 Peter 2:9 “the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment.”
John 15:18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.”
Seek the Adventure, Strength and Honor, Papa Joe