A WORD FOR THE JOURNEY
This past Saturday, the world was shocked when Israel was attacked and then on Sunday, Israel declared, "We are at war!"
As Christians, we are in a spiritual battle of some sort on a daily basis. In warfare, battles are fought on different fronts, for different reasons, and with varying degrees of intensity. The same is true in spiritual warfare. Our spiritual battles and warfare are real, even though we cannot physically see the attacker. But, we can educate ourselves on how the battles are fought and how they impact our lives on a daily basis.
1 Peter 5:8, "Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."
In this day and age it is important that you arm yourselves.
Living a life pleasing to the Lord and involving yourself in the mission of the church is not easy because there are powerful spiritual forces that oppose the world of God's kingdom.
Because of this, God makes available His power and divine resources to believers so they can resist the assaults of these hostile spirits and advance God's kingdom into the world. Believers are called to be strong in the Lord and His power and put on the armor of God. We are at war with the spiritual forces of evil and we must be armed with the armor of God. We are at war with the spiritual forces of evil and we must be armed with the armor of God to maintain our testimony and extend God's glory.