BE A GOOD SOLDIER FOR JESUS CHRIST – FOCUS ON HIM AND NOT THE WORLD!
2Timothy 2:3-4 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
AMEN! Once we are saved and commit our lives to serve JESUS CHRIST we are considered to be His soldiers. Some definitions of soldier in this context are as follows: 1) one who serves in an army 2) a person who works diligently for a cause 3) a person dedicated to a cause.
When we come to the realization that we are all sinners and condemned to hell without the blood of JESUS CHRIST to cover, cleanse, and redeem us then this will bring us to the place of repentance and confession of our sins. In the book of Romans 10:9 GOD’S WORD STATES: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Once we repent and turn from our sins, we are to be baptized just as JESUS CHRIST was baptized, fully immersed in the water. In the book of Romans 6:3-4 GOD’S WORD STATES: Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
The most blessed and exciting event that any of us can experience is to be saved and commit our lives to serve JESUS CHRIST. Now our journey as a new creature begins and this means that we are serving in the Army of ALMIGHTY GOD and are soldiers of LORD JESUS CHRIST! Hallelujah and all glory to GOD The FATHER!
2Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are past away; behold, all things are become new.
If we are called soldiers of the Army of ALMIGHTY GOD that means one thing; we are in constant spiritual warfare. This means that as a good soldier we need to stay focused on the things of JESUS CHRIST and not things of the world, such as the current plandemic, political agenda, fake news broadcasts, and anything and anyone else that takes our focus off of ALMIGHTY GOD. We need to be aware that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual wickedness and must put on our full armour in order to be protected from the enemy of our souls.
THESE ARE INSTRUCTIONS FROM OUR GENERAL WHO IS ALMIGHTY GOD:
Ephesians 6:11-18 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. 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. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
We know that in the natural a good soldier is one who is disciplined, faithful, reliable, fearless, focused, courageous, motivated, honest, and lives a life of decency and self-control. In the spiritual we also need these traits to be a soldier of ALMIGHTY GOD. In Psalms 37: 39-40 GOD’S WORD STATES: But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
The LORD GOD is faithful to His children and we in return need to be faithful to Him. This means to listen for the leading and guiding of The HOLY SPIRIT in all areas of our lives and to be obedient to The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. This also means to focus on JESUS CHRIST and fulfill the great commission as we read in Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Do not allow yourself to become hindered with cares and troubles of the world. It will cause you to take your focus off of JESUS CHRIST and will affect your relationship with Him. ALMIGHTY GOD is in control at all times and there is nothing going on right now that He is not aware of. HE WILL PROTECT HIS OWN AND WILL EQUIP HIS SOLDIERS. When all is said and done, there will be a new heaven and a new earth after we all stand before the judgment seat of CHRIST. This worldly chaos and deception going on right now will not matter; however, your eternal destiny will matter. Be a good soldier and focus on JESUS CHRIST alone! Your reward as a good soldier will be eternal life in the presence of ALMIGHTY GOD and a crown of righteousness.
2Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
TO YOU BE ALL THE GLORY HEAVENLY FATHER! IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, I PRAY. AMEN! Jerilynn A. Davis https://JesusTheGoodNews.com
All Scripture references are taken from the KJV (King James Version) bible. The KJV is the only translation that is taken directly from the original Hebrew and Greek tongues. All other translations are copied from the KJV and they add to or take from The LORD GOD’S Word.