“Spiritual Warfare “
When we think of war, some of the things we think of are troops, weapons, and military equipment.
Believers while living in this world that has many wars concentrate on another kind of warfare, Spiritual warfare,
Please read the following scripture verses and see some of the differences between the world’s war and Spiritual Warfare.
2 Corinthians 10:1-6
1 By the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you — I, Paul, who am “timid” when face to face with you, but “bold” when away! 2 I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world. 3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We 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. 6 And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.
Did you notice the change that begins in verse 3? The world’s wars can be difficult and dangerous. The same is true for Spiritual warfare. A big difference is who our commander is and the types of weapons distributed.
As you re-read these verses, you will see the wars are very different. The scripture doesn’t go into deep detail here, but the victories are very different too.
Allow me to sum it up this way. The world’s wars are fought to subdue the enemy. Perhaps it is the same with Spiritual Warfare.
I guess it is the enemy is the difference.
The world fights wars against another group or country. The believer understands the enemy is us, the old self. And the victory we experience is when the new self, the saved self with the Holy Spirit’s help conquers the old unsaved self.
The world’s wars are fought out in the open. Most Spiritual battles are fought within.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be Blessed, Be a Blessing;