Defeating the enemy through militant obedience to God
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. > Eph 6
Spiritual warfare: Let Jesus put a CONQUERING spirit in you!
Definitions for us to get a grip on what it means to be militant when obeying God.
Definition of MILITANT
1: engaged in warfare or combat : fighting
2: aggressively active (as in a cause) : combative <a militant attitude>, One who serves as a soldier.
Militant stresses vigorous, aggressive support for or opposition to a plan or ideal and suggests a combative stance. Devotee is a milder term than any of the foregoing, suggesting enthusiasm but not to the exclusion of other interests or possible pointsof view: a devotee.
Synonyms: aggressive, agonistic, argumentative,assaultive, bellicose, brawly,chippy, combative,confrontational, contentious, discordant, disputatious,feisty, gladiatorial, belligerent, pugnacious, quarrelsome,scrappy, truculent,warlike.
adj \ə-ˈgre-siv\1a : tending toward or exhibiting aggression <aggressive behavior>b : marked by combative readiness <an aggressive fighter>
2a : marked by obtrusive energy
1. of or relating to the athletic contests of ancient Greece 2. argumentative 3. striving for effect : strained 4. of, relating to, or being aggressive or defensive social interaction (as fighting, fleeing, or submitting.
1: of, relating to, or tending toward assault <assaultivebehavior>
2: having an intense or abrasive effect on the senses or emotions <loud and assaultive music>— as·sault·ive·ly adverb— as·sault·ive·ness noun
COMBATIVE : marked by eagerness to fight or contend
CONFRONTATION : the act of confronting : the state of being confronted: asa : a face-to-face meeting
b : the clashing of forces or ideas : conflict
DISCORDANT- 1a : being at variance : disagreeing <discordant opinions>
DISPUTATIOUS- 1a : inclined to dispute b : marked by disputation
1. Having or showing exuberance and strong determination.
1. a person engaged in a fight to the death as public entertainment for ancient Romans
2. a person engaging in a public fight or controversy
3. a trained fighter; especially : a professional boxer
1. waging war; specifically : belonging to or recognized as a state at war and protected by and subject to the laws of war. 2. inclined to or exhibiting assertiveness, hostility, or combativeness
I like the Urban dictionary definition of scrappy- Lol! 1.scrappy-A person who is little but can really kick some but.That crazy little white dude is really scrappy so watch yo back. 2.seemingly small and unthreatening but shockingly able to kick your but and anyone else's-Look at that scrappy lil dude over there. He just beat the crap out of those punks. 4. Someone or something that appears dwarfed by a challenge, but more than compensates for seeming inadequacies through will, persistence and heart.
Ex: You dog is bigger, but my dog is scrappy. Rocky beat Apollo because he was scrappy.
TRUCULENT 1. feeling or displaying ferocity : cruel, savage 2. deadly, destructive ,3. scathingly harsh : vitriolic <truculent criticism> 4. aggressively self-assertive : belligerent
1 obsolete : ready for war : equipped to fight
2: fit for, disposed to, or fond of war : bellicose <a warlikepeople>
3: of, relating to, or useful in war <warlike preparations>
4: befitting or characteristic of war or a soldier <warlike cries>
Antonyms: nonaggressive, nonbelligerent, pacific,peaceable, peaceful,
Satan is militantly seeking after our soul | We have to be militant against sin, flesh & sinful desires
Stay alert!Be serious -Curb every passion/ Be self-controlled/ sober/vigilant/clear minded and alert. Watch Your opponent /great enemy the devil-who is against you prowls (militantly) around like a roaring lion with open mouth in search of food;looking for someone whom he may devour.> 1 Peter 5:8 (combined translations)
In order that Satan might not outwit/outsmart us-that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan/our adversary. After all, we are not unaware/ignorant of his schemes/designs/devices/intentions -we are familiar with his evil schemes..> 2 Cor 2:11(combo translations)
My loved ones, I make this request with all my heart,Beloved - Dear friends, I call upon you - beg you, exhort you as strangers/foreigners and sojourners/ pilgrims - Exiles-since you are foreigners/aliens and temporary residents [in the world]- abstain from,keep from the fleshly desires, not to indulge the cravings of your lower natures: These desires constantly (militantly) attack you - for all such cravings wage war against your very soul, > 1 Peter 2:11 ( combo translations)
We have to learn how our flesh is what wars against us. Satan plays with us in this area- he has studied us all our lives and knows what our weaknesses are. Satan knows in which place to press us and it will cause us to weaken. If we let satan get close enough to hit our pressure points we will fall on the battle field and in some cases die -Not completing the call of God on our lives.
We must force ourselves to obey God even when surrounded by the enemy causing pressure/ temptations. Disobeying God in any area is from our flesh and our own desires rising from failure to stay close to God. We can not allow for the smallest detour from God's path. We have to submit to God as a soldier does on the battle field. Obeying God is spiritual warfare- fasting, praying, staying in the word of God is the key to weakening the sinful desires of the flesh. This is how we get stronger, this is how we will be able to stand our ground in the evil day of temptation.
Like Jesus in his hour of temptation fasted 40 dys & nights to stand we have to do the same thing- fast. Jesus told satan that man does not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Once again this is a vital part of our spiritual warfare in which God supplies to those that are obedient in there submission to his good plan for there life.
19And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
20But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.> Mark 2
God word is powerful and causes any atmosphere to change when it is spoken. Mix it with faith and it blows your spiritual enemies away from you. It makes our enemies weaker and allows God's angels to fight for us.
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.- Heb 4:12
But I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members.- Rom 7:23
No temptation | let no temptation hath taken/overtaken you -has you in its power- except human- usual for; and God is faithful- faithfully keeps His promises,- But, when the temptation comes,(God) will not suffer you to be tempted above what you are able to bear/resist, but He will make, with the temptation (each), the way of escape -provide the outlet, for your being able to endure/bear it. You have been put to no test but such as is common to man: and God is true, who will not let any test come on you which you are not able to undergo; but he will make with the test a way out of it, so that you may be able to go through it.> 1 Cor 10:13 (combined translations)
- The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: >2 Peter 2:9
- Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.> Rev 3:10
- Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.> Rom 12:1
- Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.> Rom 13;14
- So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.> Gal 5:16
- Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. > Gal 5:24
Militant obedience is what is being called for right now and future seasons by God.Here's some of the visions we've been getting at my church.
Turmoil and war are increasing rapidly in the world. It is also coming to the USA - The US will be in a great famine and soon US will cause the prices of food to go up, up, up - food shortages- the masses of people that are not paying attention and doing something to prepare will be desperate for food. People will fight more, steal food, murder will increase. The USA will be divided- literally sectioned of into different parts- it will no longer be the USA you know now.
There will be blood in the streets- people become wolf like because of hunger and increased demonic activity. People will have to stay inside their homes for days and days -time periods - to avoid danger and warfare (marshall law too). Demons will be released that the world has never dealt with before. The demons will go into the bodies of men, women and children that do not know and follow Jesus. Many will accept Jesus as their Lord.Those that push through this season will not be touchable in the violent way as satan is now trying to makes us not ready and prepared- once this time sets in of extreme violence increasing to record breaking- worldwide attack and captivity.
God will increase His anointing/power upon us that have watched, stayed alert and obedient. Therefore it is truly the time to stay close to God so you are not caught by surprise and be in the numbered that will be destroyed for choosing to not go into or back to the safety of God's shelter- instead of walking out what Jesus has sent us into the world to do- reach the lost and pull them out of destruction!
The body of Christ the -ones willing and doing the labor for the harvest wounded, bandaged from spiritual warfare wounds- but strong in the Lord- taking care of the small like scratches and minor things of the sheep they tend too. They are only standing because of God's power - else they wouldn't be alive now because of the serious blows and wounds they have from satan's army.
Satan's army strengthens- God's army too- strengthens. The unwilling and rebellious that don't heed to God's voice in time will be taken out by the fire of oppression coming over this world.
God doesn't do anything without warning his people first so we will be ready. Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.> Amos 3:7
God isn't the one that is causing or that will cause the coming trouble of the birth pains before the tribulation times arrives- it is satan that is warring against us - those that bare the mark of Jesus. Also satan wants to kill those that haven't accepted Jesus in large numbers - making them go to hell. God is warning us to listen and seek him while he can be found. God's power is what will increase on the earth for the end time harvest.
God has and is making the vision plain and clear so we can be prepared and run with it until the end. Do not be one of the people that have been ignoring God and strayed away giving into temptation. The temptation is what led you away so you will be caught by surprise when all hell breaks loose. Turn from wickedness and repent and come into the safety of God where you belong.
Anyone who doesn't obey God will end up as scared, hungry, in danger/destroyed in the coming war just like the ones that rebel against God. God said that we would also lose our discernment too (visions, dreams, understanding) if we do not stay committed to him and his instructions for getting ready, being ready, our commitment to do our part in the Body of Christ.
Now currently satan is approaching every believer- and those that will be willing too accept Jesus as their Lord with many, many temptations and traps especially designed for each individuals weakness. Also according to how many open doors they have from sin/ unconfessed sins to take even a stronger toll on their minds through temptation, tricks, & trials. Ultimately to destroy the purpose and call God has on their life- in the attempt to stop the Gospel of Jesus from reaching a dying world.
So it is time to step it up and do not go by your feelings or give into any trap or temptation. You can not play luke warm in your relationship with God now and remain safe outside of His secret dwelling place of protection. You will die without fulfilling your call and mission God has given you! The season of do or die because of the increasing darkness is here!
A lot of you have already had God sending you warnings, dreams, visions and etc to confirm what I just shared. You will act now because of this warning and seek God. As God confirms this to all you by 2-3 witness heed quickly. Not out of fear but wisdom.
A militant soldier's stance, focus to survive the battle & complete the mission of God
No one serving as a soldier-A fighting man, when he is with the army- in active service warring gets involved, entangled and mixed up in civilian affairs (life,pursuits,affairs of this life)--(his aim) he wants to please his commanding officer (God) who enlisted,and chose them as a soldier.> 2 Tim 2:4 ( many translations combined)
"Until John the Baptist, the law of Moses and the messages of the prophets were your guides. But now the Good News of the Kingdom of God is preached, and everyone is eager to get in.
The law / Moses teachings and the prophets were proclaimed/remain/are until John; since then the reign/spreading/preaching/ the Gospel of God('s) (message) is proclaimed (Life in Jesus)/good news -the Good News of the Kingdom of God and everyone/all classes have been / does press/ force into it;- and everyone entering it is under attack. > (Matt 11:12 combined translations)
Following God in a world that is growing colder and colder with each increase of sin isn't going to be the easiest thing you have ever done. It will be hard- but, if you want to press through and actually finish what God has called you to do you will be obedient at all costs.
It will feel like physically and mentally like you are in a war. This is why we are given examples of what others went through following Jesus. The ones that Jesus sent out to spread the saving Gospel of Jesus death and resurrection went through some of the most horrible times, abuse, trials, and sufferings. I'm not forgetting that in the midst of all these torments God's miraculous power, arm came in and rescued them, sustained them from being destroyed.
Let me put it this way- how God's message has hit me and understanding of it. No matter what I am feeling right now, all the pressures, trials, temptations, attempted set backs from satan I CAN NOT GIVE UP! I can not just cover my head and think I'll be okay. I can no longer care about myself in a way that I would put my thoughts, want and desires above God's. I have to live by His wisdom and take His warning by heeding to it. Things are getting so serious now and what is coming that I can't afford to not obey and trust God. This mandate from God isn't just for the one who's getting it but think of your family and friends! Someone has to stand in faith, prayer, fasting and seeking the face of God for their safety. They may not understand- but that's okay because there understanding will come once all this darkness has been revealed to all on earth. Some people will only make through the destruction because of us praying and listening to God. God is giving His people dreams, visions and warnings so we will be ready. If we fail to be ready it will be our own fault not God's.
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.
For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.> Heb 10:22-39
If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.> 2 pet 2:20
It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.> 2 Pet 2:21
If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray and God will give him life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that he should pray about that.> 1 John 5:16
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion's mouth.> 2 Tim 4:17
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.> James 4:7
Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.> 1 Peter 1:13
And He said to me,My grace/kindness is sufficient for you , for My power/strength is perfected/matures/ made complete/the strongest in weakness/infirmity;- Most gladly, therefore, will I rather boast/glory in my infirmities/weaknesses- rather than complain, in order that the power of the Christ may rest/overshadow me:> 2 Cor 12:9 (combined translations)
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