WE DO NOT WAR AFTER THE FLESH
We who are saved and abiding in JESUS CHRIST are not part of the world, just as JESUS CHRIST is not part of the world. In the book of John 15:19 JESUS CHRIST STATES: If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Each of us consists of a spirit, a soul, and a physical body. Once we are saved, we are indwelt with the HOLY SPIRIT of ALMIGHTY GOD, our Comforter who teaches us all things. In the book of John 14:26 JESUS CHRIST STATES: But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
There are two possible ways a person will be influenced throughout their lives, either by demonic worldly spirits, or the HOLY SPIRIT. The unsaved are living completely in their flesh (physical and emotional desires); therefore, governed by the demonic and worldly spirits.
Realize we are constantly in a daily spiritual battle because the enemy of our souls hates all of us. Satan was once Lucifer and is now a fallen angel, along with the one-third of the angels that followed him. Satan knows his time is short and he will be cast into hellfire for eternity along with his angels, which are demons. The devil will use any tactic necessary to influence a person to reject JESUS CHRIST; however, if he cannot get someone to backslide or fall away, he will do everything possible to destroy their testimony.
Because of this truth, we are warned that we are not warring after the flesh, but in the spiritual realm. We who are saved and trusting in JESUS CHRIST have a constant protection around us, because the LORD always takes care of His own children. As a reminder, we are not considered the children of ALMIGHTY GOD until we are saved and serving JESUS CHRIST! If we were able to see what was going on throughout the spiritual realm right now, we would certainly be horrified at the overwhelming demonic presence in the heavens and on this earth. We would also be overjoyed to see the holy angels of the LORD GOD interceding on behalf of His children. We are also called to do our part as joint heirs with JESUS CHRIST and that is to keep on our full armour, as we read about in the book of Ephesians chapter six.
A clear picture of this warfare is presented in 2Corinthians 10:3-6 as GOD’S WORD STATES: For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when obedience is fulfilled.
Folks, the great deception increases daily, as the world falls deeper into spiritual darkness. We are to cast down imaginations and every one and every thing that attempts to exalt itself against the knowledge of ALMIGHTY GOD. That means false pastors, prophets, and false doctrines like Word of Faith (prosperity gospel), “Jesus Revolution”, Chrislam, “mother earth worship”, “climate change” lie, Catholicism being the “universal church”, “he gets us” campaign, replacement theology, etcetera.
We must reject vain worldly agendas such as New World Order, transhumanism, and the “jab campaign”. We must also stand against blatant wickedness such as supporting abortion, transgenderism, “drag queen story hour”, and LGBTQ. These are all abominations before ALMIGHTY GOD; therefore, we are to pull these strongholds down through our boldness in JESUS CHRIST, through our testimony, and through the power of the HOLY SPIRIT. In the book of 2Timothy 4:2 GOD’S WORD STATES: Preach the word, be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
Many lukewarm “Christians” will say the Body of Christ should be inclusive and not judge others. Once we are saved and serving JESUS CHRIST, we are called to lovingly share the truth of the LORD’S Holy Word with the unsaved, without compromise. If you saw a person standing on the railroad tracks with their back to a coming train, would you stand there, smile and wave at them, or would you warn them of the coming train? IT IS THE SAME THING WHEN WE WARN THE UNSAVED ABOUT REPENTANCE AND THE REALITY OF ETERNAL DAMNATION.
It is also crucial in our spiritual warfare to discern false messengers who attempt to infiltrate the Body of Christ. We read in the book of John 7:24 AS JESUS CHRIST STATES: Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. This means to be discerning of false messengers and false “Christians” who on the outside appear to dress the right way, say the right things, and do “good deeds”. Maybe they belong to the choir, prayer group, go on mission trips, have a fancy title after their name from a fancy seminary. However, inside they could be whitewashed tombs. This is why our spiritual armour is so important, so we are not deceived by those who pose as angels of light, like their father, the devil.
In 2Corinthians 11:14-15 GOD’S WORD STATES: And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Once we determine in our hearts to live in total faith and obedience to ALMIGHTY GOD, this is the beginning of our declaration that we belong to JESUS CHRIST. The HOLY SPIRIT teaches us all things when we are saved; therefore, we do not rely on the vanity of man, or lift up men. We do not boast of what we have accomplished because without the LORD GOD, we would be nothing and have nothing!
By abiding in JESUS CHRIST in the spirit of humbleness, we will be focused on the plans that ALMIGHTY GOD has for our lives and be equipped to prosper the Body of Christ. We are to remember that it is not about us, but about lifting up JESUS CHRIST, being led by the HOLY SPIRIT, and bringing all glory to the FATHER. In the book of Proverbs 25:14 GOD’S WORD STATES: Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.
We also read in 2Corinthians 10:15: Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly.
AMEN! It is about sharing the gospel of JESUS CHRIST, not concerned with being impressed with other men or lifting them up but increasing the faith of the brethren and reaching out to the unsaved. In 2Corinthians 10:17-18 GOD’S WORD STATES: But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth. It does not matter how many accolades a person receives from other men whether it is everyday life, or whether it is regarding a ministry. The only thing that matters is that ALMIGHTY GOD approves of the ministry and commends you for your obedience to Him. This all comes together when you are outfitted with the full armour of ALMIGHTY GOD and remember we are not warring against the flesh.
THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD!
This is a warning to all who are unsaved, and the saved who are currently backsliding into your old ways. You are putting yourselves at risk and have become prime targets for the enemy of our souls, who is Satan. We read in 1Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
We are warned by JESUS CHRIST about the great deception that will come upon the world during the end times. We certainly do not know when the tribulation period will begin; however, the LORD’S Word prepares us by letting us know what to look for when the time is drawing near. Good will be called evil, and evil, good. Just look around at the atrocities throughout the entire world, many false “Christs”, nation rising against nation, kingdom against kingdom, wars and rumours of wars, famines, pestilences, worldwide earthquakes and volcanos erupting, violence has increased, persecution against followers of JESUS CHRIST has increased, hatred against the Jews has increased, overall wickedness is over the top right now. To obtain a clearer picture of the current state of mankind, I suggest you read the book of Romans chapter one, and 2Timothy chapter three and you will realize what you are reading is current events. Of course, when the fourth earthly kingdom is unleashed upon the earth, false peace will arrive through the one called the beast (antichrist) who will receive his power from Satan (dragon).
We now live in a world where if a servant of JESUS CHRIST attempts to witness to someone, it is frowned upon. Many people call the LORD’S Holy Word “hate speech” because they are convicted by the truth, and desire to stay in their sins. False doctrines are abounding through the “Word of Faith Prosperity Gospel”, “Chrislam”, “Replacement Theology”, just to name a few. False prophets are running rampant while spreading their lies. Parents are bringing their young children to local libraries for “drag queen story hour” so they can be indoctrinated into this filthy lifestyle. School systems are pushing transgender wickedness on the students without consent of the child’s parents. In some cases, the parents think it is okay for their child to mutilate themselves and become an abomination before ALMIGHTY GOD.
We also have the rise of technology such as artificial intelligence as “transhumanism” is being pushed upon the world. It appears many people have taken ALMIGHTY GOD completely out of the picture and replaced Him with their vain worldly traditions. In the book of Romans 1:25 GOD’S WORD STATES: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
This should be a wakeup call that we need to be ready at all times folks, and the only way to be ready is to know you are saved. How do you know you are saved? Believe on JESUS CHRIST (Romans 10:9), repent (Romans 3:23) and commit your life to serve JESUS CHRIST. Remember, without JESUS CHRIST, we will be lost, deceived, and condemned for eternity. We are all descendants of Adam and Eve who fell from grace when they rebelled against ALMIGHTY GOD. We are born sinners, and being in the flesh, we continue to sin daily. The only way out of eternal condemnation is being covered by the righteousness of JESUS CHRIST.
Once you are saved, it is crucial to realize we are in a spiritual battle every day and need to keep on our spiritual armour. THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD! We are made up of spirit, soul, and body. Just as our physical body and emotional body needs nourishment and protection, our spiritual body needs nourishment and protection. If you go into the New Testament book of Ephesians chapter six, you will read about the importance of putting on our spiritual armour. We read in Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
There are two kinds of spirits that exist: the HOLY SPIRIT and demonic spirits. Once we are saved, we are indwelt with the HOLY SPIRIT of ALMIGHTY GOD. An unsaved person is in their flesh; therefore, a prime target to be governed by demonic spirits. If we could see the spiritual battles going on within the heavenlies, we would probably be amazed. One example is found in the book of Daniel, one of the prophets of the LORD GOD. Daniel was fasting and praying to the LORD for quite some time; however, his prayer was not answered right away because the LORD’S angel was held up by demonic forces.
In Daniel 10:12-13 GOD’S WORD STATES: Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
Folks, this account provides us a clear picture of wickedness in high places, within the spiritual realm. This is why we need to be saved and keep on our spiritual armour at all times. So, what exactly is our spiritual armour? We continue with Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
As you read the scripture, put on your armour right now: HAVE YOUR LOINS GIRT ABOUT WITH TRUTH, PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, HAVE YOUR FEET SHOD WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE, TAKE YOUR SHIELD OF FAITH, HELMET OF SALVATION, AND THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, PRAYING ALWAYS. We read in Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
WHO ARE THE SAINTS? Those who are saved and serving JESUS CHRIST, not the false doctrines of Catholicism, who “canonize” their own saints, make statues of them, and pray to them. JESUS CHRIST is the only Mediator between GOD and man! Also, the Catholics are practicing idolatry and necromancy with these abominatons. No one has to right to choose who the saints are except for ALMIGHTY GOD, the only Righteous Judge!
Our faith is the foundation of our spiritual armour folks, when we have unshakable faith in JESUS CHRIST, nothing is able to spiritually harm us. This comes by spending daily time in prayer with the LORD GOD and spending daily time in our bibles, the sword of the Spirit. We read in Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Folks, it is time to suit up and claim the victory in JESUS CHRIST! Win the battle, endure to the end, and remember the devil is defeated in the Name of JESUS CHRIST, who destroyed the works of the devil when He shed His precious blood, died on the cross, and arose triumphantly from the dead on the third day.
Ponder this for a moment: Most people are focused on obtaining the best security possible for their tech devices, such as laptops, tablets, and phone. Also home security, and security for your vehicle. WHAT ABOUT SECURITY FOR YOUR SOUL? THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD!
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