Several times in the Bible the community of believers is compared to an army and the spiritual struggle to war. What lessons for our lives can we draw from these parallels?
When the Bible talks about the church, it is talking about the people. When we meet together as a church is to talk about the word of God. The church is often times referred to as a human body. All parts of the human body is important, we are not more important than others before God we are the same. The church Is also referred to as a temple and an army.
Romans 13: 11-14:20
As disciples we are called to put on an armour of light, so now we have to live differently and make godly choices. This is demonstrated in how we act towards one another. Do we scheme and think about how we can gratify the sinful nature in our alone moments?
Faith, hope, and love is what we need to put on because we are in a spiritual battle. When we are living in the light we see things differently. We’ve got to ask ourselves what God wants us to wear?
2 Cor 10:3- 10
How do we continue to exist and exercise our faith when the world view is becoming more secular? Are we able to distinguish between what is good and what is evil? We don’t fight as the world does, we fight with the weapon of love, faith, righteousness, hope , and peace. We are not trying to build a crowd but a church, so we need to ensure that we are using the right weapons.
We are in a war for our souls. We have to say no to peer pressure. Satan try to attacks us in different ways and he tries to way you down. We have to fight Satan through relationships and prayer. We all need people in our lives to help us to see the truth. In this war for our souls are you armed? What are you armed with?