Are You a Veteran of the real war….?
Eph 6:12,13a “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God…”
Our country went through declared and undeclared wars that many did not and still do not either agree with or understand. Wars such as WW1, WW2, Vietnam conflict, Korean conflict, Gulf war, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. Some were never declared wars so they were fought without using all the means at our disposal to end them. None the less hundreds of thousands of military men and women blindly obeyed for the benefit of their country and many have lost their lives for our country.
These brave men and women fought the fight willingly taking it by faith that it was their duty and obligation. They did not read the constitution and then decide to enlist. Most blindly enlisted and for the most part did what were told to do. Men and women put their lives on the line and lost their lives.
Were you one of them who served? Did you fight a war without even understanding it? Think of it, people putting their lives on the line for something called country and duty. Why is it so easy to accept the demands of a nation while ignoring the offer of a Savior?
Some of it has to do with the cold war that is on for souls. The enemy has many blinded into believing his doctrines. The battle cry of the rulers of darkness controlling this world is to get people to believe that church affiliation and their life style if good enough and will give them the opportunity to get to heaven. Then satan plants doubts like having us believe that hell is not real. Or he gets them believing in self and materialism as their purpose for the years we spend on this earth which becomes our religion.
2 Corinthians 4:3,4 “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
The good news is that the constitution that will never change, the Bible, holds the truth and is as relevant today as it was the day it was put on paper and is available to all. It alone gives us the answer to life and all the vital questions for how to live it and where our eternity will be.
James 4:14 “whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”
The good news and battle cry of Jesus is that heaven is for real. Our average life span on this earth is 75-80 years. How short that is compared to eternity. And the good news says that His soldiers will spend eternity with Him in heaven, our future home. Yes, most whom take up Jesus cause will suffer, and some will even die for their Savior.
2 Timothy 3:12-15 “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
Jesus proclaims that He came to earth, lived the only sinless life ever lived because He was and is God, died for our sins, was buried and rose the third day. Today, Jesus sits at the right hand of the throne of God and makes intercession for sinners such as those of us who will accept His sacrifice for our sins and deny our ability to attain it through any other means. He is our Supreme Commander. No church, no person, no saint can do that for us.
We must simply believe and blindly obey like good soldiers. It’s called faith. Is it really easier to trust a military recruiter than Jesus? Only a small minority, according to scripture, will trust in Jesus. How sad!
The Gospel is great news for the veteran and for everyone else. All can be a veteran of God’s war. Unfortunately most are not. The cold war for the souls of men, women and children continues today. As a believer, will you allow satan to win the war for souls because you are not willing to leave your comfort zone and tell someone about Jesus??????
Some day each of us will stand in front of our Supreme Commander, Jesus. Oh, to be a veteran of the real cold war and to hear; ‘well done, thy good and faithful servant’.
Rom 14:11-12 “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, to me every knee shall bow, And every tongue shall confess to God. So, then each one of us shall give account of himself to God.”
And most importantly are you a member of God’s army???????????????????
It’s not to late to enlist!!!!
Here is how to enlist!
Jesus said; John 14:6 ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to Father except through Me.’
Romans 10:13 ‘For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.”
Pure truth from God’s word that no adversary can delete. The end of the battle has already been determined. I’ve read the book, the Bible, and it says!
The Good news…
JESUS AND HIS ARMY WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!