We Are At War, Part 1of2, Evans Olang

2Corinthians 10:3-5, “3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh…”

It is vital for Christians to know who they are in Christ and their position in the Kingdom. It is also good to know exactly where you fit in as a player in the game. In major sports there are different positions and every player knows their position in the field. I am not good at sports so I cannot tell what positions are there but one thing I know is that there are defense and offense in different sports. The Kingdom of God also has defense and offense structure. Before salvation, “…we were enemies of God through wicked works” Colossians 1:21 for we played or served the devil. At salvation, we made peace with God Romans 5:1. We are now on the Lord’s side.

If then we be in Christ, we are recruited in the heavenlies Army. We are soldiers in the Kingdom and God is the commander in chief of the armed forces. He is the Mighty Warrior; He is the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Whenever one is in the army, there is an enemy that he or she has to face because there is no way you can be in war ground and be liked on both sides. One side would hate you and you have to be aware of the fact that you have to be ready at all times if ever called upon. Every believer is at war whether they want to accept it or not. We fight daily because we are constantly under attack. It is good to fight but you need to know who your enemy is.

Many Christians fight the wrong enemy when 2Corinthians 10:3, says “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh…”. The moment you read and understand this verse, is when you will cease to fight your spouse, your children, your neighbor, your workmates, etc., this is not a physical battle. People have always been used as a means to accomplish the devils’ dirty tricks. We have had friends who have hurt us, jobs that frustrated us, family members that have discouraged us, situations that have brought pain and frustrations to us, you name it. All these things have one thing in common, the enemy is behind them. You will also realize that something the Lord could be using to build our faith and teach us endurance, the enemy will try to hijack the moment to abort.

Vs. 4&5, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalt itself against the knowledge of God and bringing every thought into captivity under the obedience of Christ“. Every soldier recruited is given weapons to fight, you cannot be in the army and have nothing otherwise you will be killed even before you go far. God has given us weapons both offensive and defensive. 2Corinthians 10:3-5 come in handy when we talk about what we’ve been equipped with.

What I am trying to say, we constantly have an enemy and the enemy is not that person or that situation you are thinking of. If you are not facing any challenges and everything is always going on well with you, no tough times to face sometimes, check again and see on whose side are you leaning on. Begin to fight your enemies on your knees. Matthew 11:12, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the Kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent take it by force” , blessings Ev

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