“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.” 2 Corinthians 10:3
All over the world a person can see various types of wars that are being fought by nations. These are physical battles with real guns and artillery. People are physically killing and being killed. When speaking of wars, these are what most people think of.
In every nation there are other wars going on that are not usually seen as “wars”. These are battles of individuals against other individuals. There are spouses that are fighting for each other’s own way. Children and parents fighting. Bosses and workers fighting. Fellow workers fighting each other. Neighbors fighting each other. Each of these are small wars going on.
No person can escape being in or around a war. As a believer living in the world, one will be a part of a war. The difference is how the believer and the non-believer fights.
The world fights with harsh words and physically. The world looks at the individual as being completely responsible for the battles.
The believer fights in the spiritual realm. He looks at the individual as being controlled by the spiritual realm. The spirit of the devil is present in the battles. The believer is to fight the spiritual forces that are leading others into wrong living.
It is the spirit of deception that causes people to lie. It is the spirit of greed that causes theft. It is other demonic spirits that lead people to live lives not according to God’s way.
As a believer you must be willing to fight these spirits in this world. These spirits want to keep people from seeing Jesus. God’s Word is powerful and alive. Using God’s Word demolishes the power of the enemy. It will break down the strongholds in people’s lives. God’s Love will diminish the anger of the enemy and stop the battle.
Are you fighting in the war God is in with the demonic spiritual forces of this world? Are you fighting as the world fights? Or as God fights?
I pray today that you will see the war God is waging against sin in your life and around you; that you will fight using God’s words and ways; that you will be filled with the Holy Spirit and empowered for battle; and that you will stand in the victory of Jesus.