Preparing For The Spiritual Battle
He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.
Guess who that was. It was Jesus saying that. He knew us Christian soldiers would be faced with rejection and He knew that it would get violent. That violence is at an all time high now, with The Islamic State knocking on the door hoping to covert us or kill us. We are not supposed to just sit here and take it. Psalm 144:1 says, “Bleesed be the Lord my Rock Who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle.” David was protected by God form the time he was a boy, fighting lions and bears defending the flock, and fighting the Phillistine Goliath. He was faithful in trusting God. We also must trust God and do not worry, because in the Bible, it says,”do not fear” in 365 times.
God uses the called in the most amazing ways. If He only called the qualified to do His work, Jesus would be a really busy guy. Luckily, Jesus paid the price so we could be worthy to be called His sheep.
ISIS is a force of Satan under the guise of Allah, and followers of the evil prophet Mohammad, or however you spell it. They want peace but it has to come under the way of everyone converting to Islam, or dying. If you don’t convert, they behead you, or simply crucify you publicly. Remember though, we are not the true target, Jesus is. If we are persecuted for His sake, we are blessed.
Ana De- Jesus says
ISIS is misguided there is no shred of religion left in their principles. Their simple aim is to destroy and sadly many associate it with Islam without being well informed. I am not religious but I believe that religion can foster a community and create or hone identities.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
Glad you have such a great relationship with your god and understand his message.
Michelle Gwynn Jones says
Thank you for sharing this.
Faith in the Lord is the strongest emotion. There is nothing a man can’t do if he believes in God.
ISIS does not want peace. The non radical Muslims are the ones looking for peace. ISIS is looking to destroy everything and even if they could convert everyone I highly doubt that they would be satisfied
Heidi Spears-Gray says
This will surely be something that many people are looking for in these times of unrest!
I hope I can encourage people to speak up against ISIS and other persecution, while we are blessed, we must answer back in a way they understand, hence Jesus saying that buying a sword is necessary
tara pittman says
I dont want to be a strongest if it means hard battles.
If you’re not changing you’re not growing, and if you’re not growing you’re dying- Bishop Sherwood Carthen
the bible speaks of those in religious power being the same that Jesus himself were against. He was full of love and the gospel and not a place where a group could make rules to do what they chose to do but to offer help to all
That’s exactly my point. If we have the power to help then that’s what we need to do
Elizabeth O. says
I feel really uncomfortable when talking about other people beliefs and faith. It’s okay to talk about mine because I understand it completely, but I don’t want to judge other for theirs.
That’s okay, that’s your right as an American. I respect that, however ISIS is a hate group, must be exploited because their actions show their intentions.
You have a great relation with God. I’m so glad to have people like you thanks for this wonderful post
Victoria, that is the basis of Christianity, it’s not a religion, but a relationship with the most high.
Rachel Mouton says
What a great post! I am always telling my children that they are not fighting against the person they think they’re fighting against. This is spiritual warfare…
That’s right, Satan employs evil hearts and demons to possess people to trap us from excelling in Gods name. With God all things work together for His purpose and all things are possible.
Your views are yours to have so in that regard I thank you for sharing them. Namaste
Namaste, and peace be with you also
Liz Mays says
Sometimes I wonder if the battle will ever be over. I don’t think so.
The good ole boys fighting overseas right now are working hard to that goal, God Bless them, but it will be over, God has already won, we just need to wait on Him and Trust Him
Shaylee @ Data Nerds says
Very interesting read. I don’t think I’m informed enough about the situation to make a good comment.
I encourage you, if you’re interested, to educate yourself to speed so you may join in.
We have our own beliefs. I just hope that people won’t use these beliefs to destroy others.
Unfortunately, ISIS is guilty of this very thing.
Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy says
You do know that your god and Allah are one in the same? I’m always amazed at how many Christians blame Satan for everything. ISIS is a group of men making their own evil decisions.
Allah is not God, Mohammad used Allah as an excuse for marrying a 6 yr old girl, and for being a murderer and rapist. Satan used men like Mohammad to carry out his evil plans. Consider 1 Peter 5:8. Allah is the devil in disguise.
Glad your relationship is so strong with your beliefs. The world needs peace
Life as a Convert says
I am a Christian myself.. and don’t we also try to convert others? I think that is a bad reason to dislike Muslims. Every religion wishes to confer others to theirs. Instead of all the hate.. we should be praying more.
True we do, however, we don’t kill them for not converting, we do warn of an eternity spent in hell though. ISIS and many Muslims will say convert or die, and the execution of Christians was brutal. I cant respect people like that.
This was a very well written post. I have a very strong religious foundation . I feel very blessed to be able to practice my faith freely. I try not to judge anyone else’s faith because I don’t want them to judge mind.
Shannon Peterson says
You are obviously very true and steadfast in your beliefs, and for that, I applaud you!
I’m a country man and I stick to my guns, while trying to consider the facts. Aaron Tippin wrote, you’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything. I refuse to be a sheep in a wolves den, however a sheep dog will handle the wolves just fine.