Drinking Deeply

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 at 3:29 PM

How's war been?

1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
2 Cor. 10:3-5
3For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
Ephesians 6:10-20
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18praying 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, 19and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.
Matthew 16:18-19
18And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock[a] I will build my church, and the gates of hell[b] shall not prevail against it. 19I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed[c] in heaven."
Sometimes I wonder if it would be more appropriate to refer to our Christian "walk" as a "war." Not that this is a battle which we do not know the ending to, but to highlight that it is an active and agressive battle between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world.

Who will go?

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Blogger no_average_girl said...

i agree, it should almost be more thought of as a "fight"! each and every day has it's own unique battles of the war - but it also has it's victories, if you are willing to take a stand with Him! thanks for the thoughts!  


Blogger Jessica said...

... i always think of it as trying to climb up a mudslide. but that's not entirely biblical.

i liked your post on sola fide.  


Blogger Puritan Belief said...

enjoyed and linked to this post.  


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