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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
It is Warfare!!
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another,and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. [Hebrews 10:25]
It is amazing to read in the Bible how David had men massed around him until it was a mighty army.[Hebrews 10:25]Our Lord and Savior is doing the same thing these last days. The only difference is the kinds of battles we're fighting. David and his men fought a physical warfare against the Philistines and some Canaanite tribes. While we are fighting a spiritual war against "...principalities, against powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places." [Eph: 6:12]
In the annual antelope migration in a National Park in Africa thousands of antelope, slowly move in groups across the plain. They are are always followed by stalking lions. But the lions never attack the herd – they just wait and watch for the stray antelope, who is either careless or thinks the grass is greener on the other side, he then separates himself from the main (larger) groups of animals. The separated and detached antelope will become the prey of the lions, very quickly, who attack that lone antelope with lightening speed and fury.
In the day that we live in, spiritual warfare separation is just as dangerous, as our enemy roams like a roaring lion looking for separated brothers and sisters to prey upon. We all need real Christian relationship and a spiritual gathering for protection against Satan and his demons who is always and forever stalking the vulnerable Christian as prey. It's not enough for Christians to just simply go to church. We need to be in the body and community of believers (The church)(A body of believers), passively involved in loving, serving, praying, counseling, encouraging, admonishing, rejoicing, weeping, and forgiving as the family of God.
To many believers are separated, and seriously assailable to the attacks of Satan. We need to strive everyday to not be one of them, because this is a very dangerous state to be in. In the Bible David's army was prospering and safe because they were together in mind heart and purpose. They were together in everything that they did. There was unity. The antelope, also endured and pulled through when they, as a body, stuck together as a single unit. Christians need to do the same thing unit. They need to find a spiritual church and be faithful to it.