Monday, August 2, 2010

Kingdom Warfare: Business as Usual?

I have within my circle of friends and family folks who've sacrificed specific periods of time in their lives to military service.  Some served during war time, others in times of peace. Whether it was Army, Air Force, Navy, or Marines, they all brought from their experience the sense of what is required from them as military personnel in times of battle.

Despite the diversity in the branches of service to which they were committed, I think that all of them would agree when asked that simply conducting business as usual with the enemy on attack is just not an option.  

As Christians we are daily involved in active warfare.  However, God has been so good to us in this day and time that many of us have become spiritually lazy, shallow, complacent runts, just laying back with no sense of urgency or even concern for what is going on around us in the spiritual realm. Their almost exclusive focus seems to be "what can God do for me?" with relatively little thought given to what service they can render unto God.

In case you haven't noticed, we're in a war right now, fighting for our very souls, fighting for God's Kingdom here on the earth.  Isn't it time to actually get into the skirmish and do your part to push our team towards a win?

It's about more than just going to church, singing in the choir, fellowshipping with friends, aspiring towards leadership positions -- much more.  Might I suggest that you actually read the Official Manual for yourself to find out what's going on and what your part is in it?  I daresay when it comes down to the final analysis that 'business as usual' is not the profile that you want written next to your name in the Book of Life.

Time is running out. If not now, when?  If not you, who? Don't miss the boat because you chose not to feed yourself with anything stronger than milk.  Our God is looking for real soldiers.  Will you answer the call?

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12

"I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth." Revelations 3:15, 16

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