The world that we live in is nothing short of a war zone. All of us are soldiers in a battle, fighting for a cause. Many soldiers have fought this battle before us. We are just a few in a long line of predecessors. I normally feel that I am not even worthy to be a soldier in this army. For this is the grandest army of them all. It is THE LORDS Army! If you are a Christian you are a lifetime member. You will always be fighting in a battle. The one thing you need to remember is...The battle belongs to THE LORD. The LORD is the Supreme Commander of our army. In the midst of the worst battle "HE" is there fighting for you. Did you catch that? Not just with you but "for" you! When you are in a normal war you have others fighting along side of you, with you. The thing is, in the spiritual war zone...THE LORD is there...but HE is out in front of you. Taking all the worst blows. Absorbing the front line of the attackers coming at you. In this war the attackers are the worst to be found. It is the prince of darkness and all his soldiers. In the scriptures we are told that we are not fighting against people but against the unseen powers of evil. Satan is always there trying to trip us up. Make us fall. There is nothing he likes better than to beat us down and make us think we can't win. He'll bring up your past failures and addictions...anything that will hinder you in your walk with GOD. Satan will cause things to happen that will make you want to run back to your old way of living. Anything to make you forget what's going on and get some immediate pleasure. But remember...whatever it is only lasts for a little while. When it's all said and done the same things that were wrong before you went back are still wrong. Many times satan is just causing things to seem bigger than they are to get you to the point of failing. Don't let him do that to you. "Totally" rely on GOD. HE will get you through the rough times. HE won't ever leave you. HE is always there waiting for you to go to HIM with what is happening in your life. When you do, you will find that immediate pleasure that you were willing to look for in other things. Things of your past. Don't run there...RUN to your SAVIOR who is waiting with open arms!
We aren't always strong enough to fight this battle alone. We always need the help of our LORD. We always need to pray and read the Word. If you need to...ask for prayer from other's who are in this war with you. Pray for them also because everyone needs help to fight against satan in their lives. Above all...Be strong and stand up for GOD. Remember...HE stood up for you. HE hung on a cross for you so that today you can live for HIM.
Here are a few scriptures to read.
2 Chronicles 20:15 (New Living Translation)
15 He said, “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
1 Samuel 17:47 (New Century Version)
47 Everyone gathered here will know the Lord does not need swords or spears to save people. The battle belongs to HIM, and he will hand you over to us."
Luke 10:19 (New International Version)
19I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
Ephesians 6:10-12 (New Century Version)
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his great power.11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can fight against the devil's evil tricks.12 Our fight is not against people on earth but against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world's darkness, against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly world.
Hebrews 11:24-26 (New International Version)
24By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. 25He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. 26He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.
Psalm 9:9-10 (New Century Version)
9 The Lord defends those who suffer;
HE defends them in times of trouble.
10 Those who know the Lord trust him,
because HE will not leave those who come to him.
Deuteronomy 31:8 (New King James Version)
8 And the LORD, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”
Joshua 1:9 (New Living Translation)
9 This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. "For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Proverbs 18:10 (New Living Translation)
10 The name of the Lord is a strong fortress;
the godly run to him and are safe.
If you don't have the LORD to turn to in times of trouble you can change that. Believe that HE died for you. Pray to HIM. Ask JESUS to come into your heart and to forgive you of all your sins. Accept HIS forgiveness and begin to live for HIM. There is no better way. HE will give you the ultimate life you have been searching for all this time. Ask HIM to help you live for HIM, talk to HIM all the time, read HIS word and find a bible believing church to attend so you can get the strength you need to live in HIM.