James 5:1 (KJV) Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Prepare For War

These are, indeed, the days that test our faith, the days when we come face to face with who we really are, what level of faith we have and what our priorities are.

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1.

Read the entire 11th chapter of Hebrews. Amid all the tragedies and talk of war we may feel without hope or help, and wonder what we can do. I tell you the truth: the most important thing we can do is to prepare for spiritual war, and put on the whole armor of God. There is nothing I can begin to say that expresses it better than the Bible itself. I urge you to make a copy of Ephesians 6:10-18 below. Read it every day. Memorize it. You will need it more than anyone has ever needed it in history, going back to the days of Noah.

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; besides all these, taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:10-18

Remember, we may be involved in many battles, both spiritual and physical, and it is critical that we continually recall that we already know the final chapter. In the end - the victory is the Lord's. And He has provided us with the armor. Pick it up and put it on. Otherwise you will certainly not survive. If the Christianettes of the modern day are incapable of standing up for the little things, how in the world will they face the war of the ages? Are you ready?

One of my very favorite scriptures in its beauty is Jude 24-25:

"Now to him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you without blemish before the presence of his glory with rejoicing, to the only God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen."

Be prepared for the most important war ever waged. A war for your eternal future.

A Royal Heir

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