Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations massing together! The LORD Almighty is mustering an army for war. Isaiah 13:4
God was in the process of bringing some judgement upon the nation of Babylon. His method of bringing that judgement was to raise up and army to invade the nation and punish them. Eventually God did destroy the nation and wiped them off of the face of the earth.
Today, in His sovereignty, God still uses nations to deal with other nations. He uses situations in life to control and bring about what He desires.
Although most people do not like war and many claim that God is not a God of war, but only a God of love, it is not true to be totally against war. The difference is that during the Biblical times in the Old Testament, all the wars were physical wars. People literally were killed and destroyed.
The world has a lot of physical wars going on all the time in which people are dying and being killed. Cities are being destroyed. There is physical pain and suffering. This type of events are happening daily somewhere in the world today.
However, God is raising up and army for a different type of war. The war is no longer one of physical killing, but of spiritual killing. The world wants every person to deny God and die spiritually. God wants every person to have life through Jesus.
As a believer in Jesus, you are enlisted into God’s army. This is an army that is to go out and spread the gospel message about Jesus. You are to battle against spiritual forces of evil that are in this world. Satan and the world want to destroy the works of God.
Believers need to be willing to take down the strongholds of the devil and spread God’s great love. War against the spirits of jealousy, anger, greed, gossip, lying, cheating, and all others sins, needs to be fought in your own personal life and in the lives of others.
Are you willing to go to war with God against the spiritually darkness in this world?
Are you willing to fight against the forces that fight for your soul?
God is in the process of building an army today, be a part of it.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your savior and leader; that you will be in God’s army; that you will fight the battle in God’s way; and that the forces of darkness will be destroyed by God’s power working in and through you.