“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).
Christianity is not jamboree. It is a battle that began before you were born. Christianity is not a religion, it is a movement ordained by God to equip those who believe in Him to fight the fight of faith and destroy the works of the devil.
As a believer you are wrestling against forces, against wickedness, satanic powers that won’t let you be to deny you salvation. Against rise and fall, poverty, sickness, sudden death, calamity, depression, sorrow and so on. So, for you to be what God wants you to be you have to go to war. The devil had initiated a war. Now you have to attack. Attack is the best form of defence. For you to survive in this wicked world you need understanding.
Take the armor of God: stand on the truth, live a righteous life, preach the gospel of peace, have faith, make sure your salvation is intact, you have to be filled by the word of God, praying always in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:13-20).
How can you fight this war when you pray only for fifteen minutes and get tired? You only pray when you are less busy? You fast for three hours and quit? You can’t wake at midnight and worship God. You can’t read at least one chapter of the Bible a day? You console yourself by saying God will understand. You sleep from evening till the next morning but forgot that the enemy do not sleep. The devil weakens you spiritually so that when he strikes you wont have a hiding place. You find it difficult to attend services, fellowship or christian crusades but you find it very easy to wake early for work and make sure you don’t get fired.
You forgot God is watching every move you make. You think everyone is happy for you. You think you have the whole time to act like nothing is happening. The truth is that in the realm of the Spirit your destiny has been decided by the way you live on earth.
Wake up from your slumber, you have slept enough. Your spiritual life is unsteady. Get up for God and for yourself and fight this battle. I am waiting for you at the victory arena.