Spiritual Battlefield Part 2

 Fort Mackinac

Now that we know what the battlefield looks like, we have to ask ourselves a very important question.

What is the purpose of the battle?  In other words, why do we even need to fight the battle?

This is a question that must be thoroughly answered so that you will understand the importance and scope of achieving victory in this spiritual war.

One of the first things you must realize is that you have been destined to fight this battle for yourself.  You are fighting to gain and keep your own eternal salvation.  As the hymn goes “Above all else, I must be saved.”

When the judgement day arrives, you can’t say “But God, look at all the people I brought to you.  Doesn’t that count towards my salvation?”

Our salvation is dependent upon us reading the Word of God, and striving to live the way it instructs us to live.

Psalm 119:11 instructs us to “hide thy word in mine heart that I might not sin against thee.”  We were not given the Bible as a novel to read, be entertained by, and then place on a shelf to be forgotten.  We are to “hide it in mine heart”, in other words, we are to make it part of us.  How can we make God’s Word part of us?  By living according to the ways God clearly describes in the Bible, and not according to the standards the World expects or allows.  There are things God expects of us that go completely against what the world allows and vice versa.

Another reason we must fight this battle is to help others  gain salvation.  If we allow the Word to be watered down and pushed into the shadows, it makes it harder for those who are seeking the Truth to find it.

Those who are striving to learn about Jesus need a safe haven where they can learn more about Him.  Romans 10:17 tells us, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”  How can those who are seeking Jesus hear unless someone tells them.  Romans 10:14 states, “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?”

We must fight this battle so that we can continue with the great commission. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” Matthew 28:19.

I want to quickly point out here that the scripture says we are to baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost…..not names.  Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are titles, not names.  1 Timothy 3:16 states, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”  John 1:1 states, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” He then continues in John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.”  Jesus dwelt among us, so the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost is Jesus.

 

You can read Spiritual Battlefield Part 1 Here

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