This is War
Thou endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life.; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 2 Tim. 2:3-4 KJV
This isn’t a game. This isn’t play. This isn’t pretend or make-believe. THIS IS WAR!!
You are a soldier in a life or death battle for yourself, for those around you and for those around the world. Therefore take your role as soldier for Christ seriously.
Take up your armor.10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand . 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Eph. 6:10-18 KJV
Abstain from all hindrances which draw you away from pleasing your captain (Jesus). Be resolute in your cause (the cause of Christ—of following Him and obeying His commands).
Fight the good fight of faith and pray soldier, pray.
The soldier is summoned to a life of active duty and so is the Christian. William Gurnall
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