There are times when I get weary of the battle. I know the Word says not to be weary in well doing, but I’m not Sister Super Saint and I doubt you are either. Is it just me, or does it seem like the spiritual battles are getting stronger and closer together in the last few years?
In Matthew 24, the Lord says that the signs of His coming (wars, earthquakes, signs in the heavens) will get closer and closer together and increase in intensity, like labor pains in a woman that is about to give birth. I feel like the frequency and the intensity of the spiritual battles are picking up too. Does anyone else out there feel the same thing?
In ministry, there are always battles to be fought and won. We are not strangers to the wiles of our enemy, the devil, who does not want the word to go out that JESUS IS COMING SOON! Our enemy is trying to get us to focus on things that are temporary, not eternal. The devil will always do whatever he can to steal, kill and destroy everything and everyone that belongs to Jesus. And the devil is mad – very mad – that his time is short. But GREATER IS HE THAT IS WITHIN US – than he that is in the world.
Jesus, our Bridegroom, is coming soon – and we, His Bride, the Church, are looking and preparing for His coming! The Bible tells us to be ready! In Matthew Chapter 25, we read about the parable of the ten virgins. The Bible says that five were ready to meet the Bridegroom and these were called “prudent” or sensible, and five were not ready and these were called “foolish”.
Every single day, the Bible’s prophecies are coming to pass before our very eyes. I’m convinced that the enemy of our souls is doing his best to distract us with the concerns of this world, so that we will not be focused on our Bridegroom and will not be ready, i.e. “foolish”.
Whatever is happening in your life, whatever mountain you face, whatever circumstance is preying upon your emotions – keep your eyes on the Prize! We overcome the devil by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony. In Hebrews, Chapter 11, the Bible tells us to recall the times of the faithfulness of our God – the spiritual battles He has brought us through – and every time He worked in our behalf.
The Bible says that God will never, never, never leave you nor forsake you. He will arise and fight our battles as we praise Him and recall His goodness towards us. Let’s learn to fight our spiritual battles skillfully – and as Jims says “stop fighting each other.”
We need your help! The battles may be great, but the rewards are greater! When the Church comes together, we are stronger. One can put a thousand to flight, but two can put ten thousand! The Lord opened Elisha’s eyes during a battle, to show him that the hills were lined with chariots of fire all around them! The Lord has not left us alone in the End Times!
Jim and I will continue the fight to tell as many as we can, for as long as we can, that JESUS IS COMING SOON – BE READY! We need you to help us – fight the good fight of faith!