Most of us remember pictures and movies from the end of WWII. People were out in the streets with parades, joy and happiness were all over this country. It truly was a time of celebration as all out troops were returning victorious from Europe and Asia. There was such a sense of pride as we were all thankful to be Americans and showed that pride by waving flags everywhere they went. As so many years have passed since 1945 and very few veterans are even alive that served in that war we are fast forgetting the whole war and the sacrifice by so many people. We learned how truly evil people like Hitler can really be
Now let us look at a war that will never end until the second coming of Christ. This war has infinitely more casualties than all wars in the history of the world combined and has as the head of the enemy one far more evil than any man has or ever will be. That would be our eternal foe named Lucifer, Satan or the Devil. Never underestimate the power this evil one has and understand that we cannot engage with him unless we use our only offensive weapon: The Word of God which is sharper than a 2 edged sword
- Hebrews 4:12 (NASB)
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart
- Revelation 2:16 (NASB)
Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth.
- 2 Timothy 3:15-17 (NASB)
and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
- Ephesians 6:17 (NASB)
And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
So this offensive weapon is “just a sword”, how old is that weapon when we have so many weapons to fight physical wars. We have the atomic bomb that was able to destroy whole areas of countries. Just imagine going to a gun fight with a sword. No chance you will say. Just try to imagine the absolute power of this weapon. This is the same weapon that has the power to create the entire heavens and earth as well as all living creatures. This is the same weapon that was able to part the Red Sea and destroy entire armies with only 300 men. It is also the power that is able to give eternal life to all who live by it. This is also the powerful weapon that will win the Battle of Armageddon and entirely wipe out the enemy with only 1 word.
With this weapon at our disposal we can have total and complete victory in this unseen war. How do we use this very powerful weapon? Here are the things we must do.
- We must seek salvation so we have access to the weapon
- We must know this weapon
- We must know how to use it
- We must live holy lives
- We must spend much time in prayer and meditation
- We must tell others about this weapon
- We must live our lives in the power of this weapon
Wow that is a lot we need to do and it must take most of our time. If you really love someone you would want to spend much time with them. The same is true and the time we spend deepening our relationship with God we actually save time. Martin Luther stated I have so much to do today that I must pray 3 times longer than normal.
We can and will win this war.
In His service,