Commentary By: Gordon King
Evil spirits, powers, and principalities are behind most of what we see happening in the world today. They are leading people to commit heinous acts of evil and violence, spreading lies and twisting the truth! They are here to steal, kill, and destroy, and they are doing everything in their power to stop the will of God Almighty as well as coming against those who stand in their way, especially believers in Jesus Christ.
They will do what they can in order to stop believers from spreading the truth, from revealing what is wicked and evil and exposing it in the light. As believers in Jesus Christ we will be attacked, we will suffer pain and persecution, we will be condemned because of standing for God!
Personally I have been attacked from all sides, but especially where it hurts me the most, my family and my health. Recently I have been ill for the past two weeks, however I am feeling much better but not 100% as of this time.
And with all of this evil occurring in the world we must not allow it to stop us or slow us down! The good Lord is raising an army of believers, the army of God!
2 Timothy 2:3-4
“You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.“
As soldiers of God we must continue on with the will of our Father in heaven, we must persevere in the presence of darkness, and we must stand firm in our faith. For if we are to overcome this present darkness then we must allow ourselves to be used of God as He wills for us to do! In order for us to please God then we must perform as the soldiers that He enlisted us to be.
Most of us don’t think of ourselves as soldiers, and many of us are not physically equipped to even be soldiers, but God has given us everything that we need to be His foot soldiers in a world gone mad!
As soldiers of our country we take an oath to defend it to the bitter end! And as soldiers of God’s army we also take an oath to stand firm in our faith, a commitment to the bitter end! We do not defend a country of this world, but rather a country which is not of this world, our country is in heavenly places, it is the kingdom of God!
We must put on the whole armor of God daily, stand firm in our faith and convictions, listen to our leader the Holy Spirit, and fight the good fight in Spirit and in Truth! We have been given everything that we need to fight this battle, the power lies within each and every one of us to fight, and fight we must do.
Our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world are being severely persecuted by the unbelieving world, they are being tortured, imprisoned, and murdered for their faith in Jesus Christ! We should all take encouragement from them for their bravery and strong faith in God, and we should all continue in prayer for their safety, protection, peace and comfort!
It’s not enough for us to just say that we are saved and do nothing, we must battle in prayer, in doing the right things, in battling the evil in the world, in helping others, in loving those who both love us and those that don’t! Faith without works is dead, and we are justified by our works and not by faith only.
“You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.“
We are not saved by our works by any means, yet we are justified by our works.
“Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?“
Our works justify us through our faith, and if we say that we have faith yet have no works then our faith is dead!
“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.“
We must show our faith by our works in order for our faith to be alive! If we say that we love God then we must show it by our works, this justifies us in God’s eyes. As soldiers of God’s army we must show our works, we must have faith, and together we will overcome the darkness through both of these.
Evil spirits are out to attack us, they will bring chaos and calamity in our lives and in our relationships. They will cause people to do things they may not normally do. They will cause separation and division, hatred and jealousy, pain and suffering. Most of what we see in the world is a direct result of these evil spirits coming from another dimension, another realm, a spiritual realm. We can fight against them, we should fight against them, and we can overcome them!
Be bold, be courageous, walk in the spirit, listen to the Holy Spirit, follow His lead, and you will be victorious! The world is quickly becoming very dark, and this is why we must put on the armor of God each and everyday. This is why we must stand firm in our faith in order to persevere to the very end, until Christ comes to take us home!
Hold fast my friends, take courage, pray for revival in your heart, trust in the promises of God, walk in the spirit so that you will be able to hear God and understand what He is telling you. It’s not merely enough for us to be saved, we must act saved! We must know that God is who He says that He is, that He is always with us and will never forsake us! We must humble ourselves before the Creator of the universe, repent of our sins, ask Him to forgive us, carry on as Christian soldiers and fight the good fight!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!