O, for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer praise; the glory of our God and King, the triumph of His grace. A peace and pleasant good morning to you my brothers, sisters and readers of this morning message. I want to thank God for you and for the work He is doing through you. The daily response to these messages sends a great signal to me that the seeds are planted and springing into life. I will continue the message from yesterday.
To understand the battle, we need to begin with acknowledging that we are in a war. Battles make up smaller components of the bigger picture. By definition, battles involve combat between two persons, between factions, between armies and they consist of any type of “extended contest, struggle, or controversy”. As Christians, we are in a spiritual battle of some sort on a daily basis. In warfare, battles are fought on different fronts, for different reasons, and with varying degrees of intensity. The same is true in spiritual warfare. Our spiritual battles are real, even though we cannot physically see the attacker. But, we can educate ourselves on how the battles are fought and how they impact our lives on a daily basis.
We have to ask ourselves, “Why do we even want to fight?” It will do us no good to educate ourselves on the battle if we see no reason for the fight. War is very controversial today in the physical realm. Those attitudes, beliefs and convictions will transfer over to the spiritual realm. However, in the spiritual realm, there is a battle going on regardless of our opinion. We are either victors or victims. Jesus has come and conquered. The war is already won in the heavens. Jesus told us in Matthew 28:18 that, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” We now have the privilege of having an eternal relationship with God. Many of us enter into that covenant of salvation by grace. But the Matthew 28:18 verse is not only about our salvation; it is also about our every day victory, which adds up to victorious living in Christ. Every day victory is achieved by knowing, believing and understanding the battles that we are enduring daily, regardless if we are passive or active in the battles. Do you want all that God has for you on this earth right now, or do you want to wait until you get to heaven to receive the victory and blessings? You can have it all here by taking simple steps.
This lesson on Understanding the Battle will give us a foundation on where, how and what the battles look like in our lives. We are going to examine three main areas of where the battles are fought: the Spiritual Battle, the Worldly Battle, and the Battle Within Us. We will review and discuss what the Bible says regarding these areas and will learn how to apply the scriptures to our personal lives to bring victory over these battles. It begins with learning the truth of God’s Word and dispelling the lies of the enemy. So how are we going to confront the enemy when they lie on us. Sometimes you cry and it is not a sign of weakness as some people may think. It is a way of letting out the steam. Ask Moses about it after crossing the Red sea. How Moses talked to the Lord and so the people attack Moses from every angle and you think you will be any different? The same people you fight for and elevated from one place to another are the same ones that will lead the offensive on you to make you break. Simple solution is to pray and walk the walk with Jesus to the next level. I tell you the last state of a man is worst than the first.
Your servant and brother,
+ Sir Godfrey Gregg
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