Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Encouraging verse for spiritual fight

Ephesians 6:10-12: “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For 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.

A path of a Christian is not one of peace. The Bible tells us that we live in a hostile world that is overpowered by sin and the evil one. We will always have to fight in order to defend our faith and to advance in our spiritual walk. We do not inspiration for that. I was inspired recently by reading 15inspirational Bible verses for everyone and decided to write a bit about spiritual fight.

Of course, you have to understand that our fight is not physical. We do not fight with people. Far from it! We bless them, pray for them and preach them the good news of the Gospel. Jesus told us not to keep a grudge against anybody. However, He gave us an example how to fight against evil. Although Jesus died on the cross, it was not a failure. His death was the biggest victory against these forces of darkness.

Jesus won redemption for us and taught us an eternal lesson that we conquer evil by doing good. That is the strongest tool of our fight. You do not lose spiritually if you lose materially. If you learn to forgive you do not really fail when somebody offends you. God is just and He sees what happens in your life as well as your daily behavior. You only lose if you fail to keep to the word of God and start doubting His promises.

Following verses mention other ways of fight, but all of those are spiritual. You protect yourself by knowing that God is your righteousness. By loving others you get a breast shield from arrows of hatred. The Word of God is your sword, which is a means of attack against all those evil powers of darkness. Your readiness to preach the Gospel is yet another means of battle for the Kingdom of God. I could go on and on, but it would be much better if you read the entire 6th chapter of Ephesians to find out more. God bless you in your spiritual fight. 

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