Saturday, January 8, 2011

Where is your place in the battle?

I take the words of Jesus very seriously in Matthew 28: 18-20

"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Ephesians 6:12 also tells us we are in a spiritual battle. The fact of the matter is we live in a hurting and dying world and we have THE ANSWER. We have according to scripture the one and only true answer. However, our culture is full of so many lies. Lies that tell us if we follow the Lord's ways that we will somehow miss out on life. Those lies lead to emptiness and further pain and heartache. Scripture says that there is a way that seems right to man, but in the end it leads to destruction. However, our culture and the church in America has bought into so many of the lies. It seems that the things that are truly right are considered wrong, but the things that are truly wrong are considered right.

As Christians we do have obligations to the condition of our society. In 2 Chronicles 7:14 we are told to humble ourselves, pray, seek God's face, and turn from our wicked ways. We are also told in Matthew 28 (passage quoted above) to go into the world and make disciples. No where in scripture does it say for the pastor or the missionary -- it says EVERY SINGLE CHRISTIAN is to be doing this. Scripture also makes it clear that since the fall of Lucifer that there is a spiritual battle going on. Therefore, every Christian has a place in that battle.

I challenge you to get on your knees and ask God to show you where your place is in that battle and faithfully do it. What is your place in the battle?

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