Church It Is Time to Stand Up and Fight!

At my church, we are going through a series on spiritual warfare.  This spiritual war between God’s people and the devil’s destructive intentions has been going on for centuries.  The devil distracts using his three weapons and hides his hateful agenda in issues such as bigotry, earthly wars, politics, and more.  He even directly attacks the Christian church in a multitude of wrong ways (physically and/or via false rhetoric) that have been accepted as right by those he fools with his lies.  Is this war really real?  Yes, spiritual warfare is real, difficult, and dangerous!

Our pastor pointed out that Christians need to:
  • Get a grip on reality and see life is BIGGER than what we see. 
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 - Ephesians 6:12 NIV
  • Get into the fight.
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. 
On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 
e demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up 
against the knowledge of God, and we take captive 
every thought to make it obedient to Christ. - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NIV

Many people of faith are experiencing battles with the devil right now.  Seems like it is time for Christians to put on the full Armor of God and perform the righteousness beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) instead of always leaning towards the meeker ones.

Below is a short video related to spiritual warfare using Ephesians 6 as the basis.  If you want more information   on this topic, visit the Spiritual Warfare blog or get a Bible Study.  See also Love Sinners, Hate Sin based on Jude 23.

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