Going on the Offense
This Spiritual war for the souls and lives of God's creation has been raging since the Serpent (Satan) entered the garden of Eden and decieved Adam and Eve.
Now, we are called to join God as His disciple in these Last Days, and engage the enemy in this very real cosmic battle for our survival, for our household, for our loved ones and for the souls of God's created children. This is about getting ready, now, today, taking up the full armor of God and engaging the enemy.
Our first step to engaging in this Spiritual War, is to understand that there is a Universal Truth. An Absolute Truth which cannot be compromised or synthesized to suit any individual’s personal beliefs that do not conform to God's Word, nor, any agenda except God's Agenda nor anyone’s fleshly opinion, lust or personal desires. The Truth is an anathema for its detractors.
The Truth is a Person
This Truth is found in a Person: The Life and the Word of Jesus (the "Logos-Word" of God). Jesus testified to this fact when He said, in John 14:6, “I am the Truth and the life”, and again, in John 18:37, He said, “I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth.”
You and I must, first, receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior and become a child of God. John 1:12, tells us that, "As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God."
The Blood of the Lamb and the Word of our Testimony
Being a child of God is the only way knowing the Truth and is the only way to succeed in this war. Revelation 12:10-12 says, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even [e]when faced with death. For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that Satan has only a short time.”
Believe Him at His Word
You can choose to believe God, or not. If you believe Him, you will find an abundant and fulfilling life with the ability to overcome in tribulation. If you choose not to believe Him, you will find eternal darkness “where there is wailing and gnashing of teeth”. In other words, you will perish in the eternal Lake of Fire. Those are the simple facts.
The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous
And His ears are open to their cry.
The face of the LORD is against evildoers,
To cut off the memory of them from the earth.
The righteous cry, and the LORD hears
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
Secondly, we must stand on this Truth which is the beginning and the end of every argument. It is our offense, and, it is our defense.
Stand Firm and Speak God's Word
Third, we must stand firm and Speak The Truth, the 'Rhema-Word' of God. Ephesians 6:14 instructs us to, "Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH". We must never engage in debate or argument on any matter thrown at us by the enemy or by those who are deceived.
2 Timothy 2:23-24, tells us, "But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels. The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,
We must live and speak the Truth in every circumstance and to every person, at all times. We need not fear or worry. Jesus tells us that, "When they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” (Luke 12:11-12).
Speak and Act of God's Word
Next, we must speak and act on God's Word in all circumstances. Do nothing by your own will. Even Jesus said, in John 5:30 “I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me."
And again in, John 5:19, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner."
Speak by His prompting, act in His manner, and it will come to pass. This is how we God has told us, "For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:10-11)
Pulling Down Strongholds, Destroying arguments
"For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
"We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete."
What you are reading on these pages and in the Bible regarding these matters, are not just concepts, ideas or religious philosophies. This is the Truth, which must be applied to be effective. This is what you and I must be doing each and every day.
"Knowing the Truth and not applying it, renders it as idle information."
Commissioned and Sent
Matthew 28:16-17, tells us, "Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted." Did you get that? "But, some doubted", and Jesus sent them anyway. They had been discipled, taught, trained and now, they are sent. This is our model, our calling and our commissioning, also. If you are having any doubts, go, anyway!
In Matthew 28:18-20, "Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” This process of making and sending disciples has been repeated millions upon millions of times since Jesus gave this prophetic commandment, and this process reached you at some point. You have been called and sent. You and I cannot wait until we think we are ready. Jesus say you are ready, now "Go".
I am closing this section with two finals 'helps' and a reminder from Joshua 1:9-15. The first 'help' is a forty-seven lesson booklet on how we are to proceed as Jesus disciples. Complete one of these very short lessons each day. You will find instruction, encouragement and strength.
Just click on this image of the book to start.
The second 'help' is to Memorize and Meditate on God's Word
Commit these verses to memory and meditate on them. (Paraphrased from Joshua 1:5-9)
“No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you.“Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
“Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go.
“The Word of God shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Your Brother and Friend,
The third 'help' is some examples of Jesus, speaking The Word. You can find many more examples by doing your own Bible study. You will find several examples at this link: JESUS SPEAKS