Engaging War

meetjesus4Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching concerning this with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

 The world needs more true praying to save it from the reign and ruin of Satan. — E.M. Bounds 

The saints are those covenanted in Christ for salvation and kingdom. Paul had just described a torrid battle of wills and wonders with the power of the enemy. Now, he calls on us engage our weapons and armor of salvation, faith, righteousness, truth, the gospel of peace, and the word of God with intense prayer.

Stand your ground. Advance on the enemy. Cover with prayer.

This Christian walk is not meant to be a cake walk. It is war. It is intense. There are victories and there are losses. Our approach and our walk of character and obedience have great influence on the outcome coupled with God’s intervention.

Success is not financial. Success is not things. Success is love, hope, and faith. Success is permanence of blessing in another life. Success is the progress of the saints.

Prayer: Father, there is tremendous blessing in our walk with You. There is also tremendous resistance from the enemy to right advancement of the kingdom. Teach us to pursue the right advancement and not just advancement. Teach us to work on behalf of others. Guide us to guide others into the kingdom, help them grow in the kingdom, and assist them to stay in the kingdom. This is our charter, our charge, our commission in Christ.

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