Friends and brothers, what would a war be?
A large group, against another large one. We live several wars ... Be internal or external. Our thoughts are in constant war, sometimes with our will. Sometimes our body (tongue and mind) betrays us, sometimes it is our biggest enemy.
A great soldier (general and strategist) once spoke that the greatest probability of winning a war is to know oneself and to know the enemy.
And do we know ourselves? The human being, in general, is very complex. They are many thoughts, many wills, many actions and emotions. The one that is known the farthest can arrive, it is necessary to know each other ... Do you know why? The outside world depends on our inner world.
And who can be our enemies? Our mind, our will, our body.
Knowing the external enemy
By seeing our enemy we can prepare with specific attacks and defenses.
And who is our enemy? The world, the devil and sin.
Why is the world our enemy? Because it introduces us concepts that go against the Word of God. It does not have to please God and the world, because what comes from the world displeases God.
Why is the devil our enemy? Because he is an enemy of God, and he came to steal, kill and destroy. Jesus came to earth, died on a cross, paid the price for us to have life, He is the way, the truth and the life.
Why is sin our enemy? Because it comes from the world and from the devil, it destroys our body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit and distances us from God.
Where am I wanting to arrive ...? In preparation (for the battlefield).
Blessed be the Lord, my Rock, who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle.
He is my faithful ally, my fortress, my tower of protection and my deliverer, is my shield, the one in whom I take refuge. He subjugates the peoples to me.
Psalms: 144: 1-2
In the great battles and wars, whenever they went against the enemy it was necessary to know how many they were and what their characteristics were. To consult the Lord, God always went with them ... And when they prayed to the Lord of hosts, he spoke: "Go I will deliver him in your hand" or "not go, he will not go with you".
Then you answered: "We sin against the Lord, we will go up and fight, according to what the Lord our God has commanded us". Each of you prepared with your weapons of war, believing that it would be easy to climb the mountainous region.
But the Lord told me: "Tell them not to go up or fight, because I will not be with you, you will be defeated by your enemies". (Deuteronomy 1: 41-42)
Finally, be strengthened in the Lord and in his strong power.
In Ephesians, God gives us weapons of attack ... The helmet, the breastplate, the shod feet, the sword, the shield. Thus we attain salvation, justice, the gospel, faith and the Word.
"Sometimes, all you need is for someone to come close and show you believe in you."
The Lord believed in you, and called you to be a co-worker with Jesus Christ.
This article does not end here, who will finish it is you.
Who can judge him? It is God who justifies it.
Choose the strong side! Choose the side of the creator. It dies of theories, theologies for a moment and thinks of love.