To be a Christian is to be a warrior.

The good soldier of Jesus Christ must not expect to find ease in this world: it is a battle-field.

Neither must he reckon upon the friendship of the world; for that would be enmity against God.

His occupation is war.

Jul 22, 2013

A Distinguished SWORD!

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God: Ephesians 6:17

Imagine with me for a moment, long, long, ago …

an elite garrison of Roman soldiers
intensively trained in the art of war…

They have the best training in the world.

No expense has been spared in supplying the best,
strongest weapons, armor, and shields.

The best SWORDS, made with the finest materials available,
fitted out and prepared for battle unto the death.

Ready to take the victory AT ANY COST.

Now imagine there were found…

among the ranks of those battle ready soldiers…
certain ones who used every opportunity afforded them
to speak thusly to the troops:

"…your sword is weak and untrustworthy…”
“…your battlements are compromised…”
“…your armor and shields are inferior…"

Thus weakening the troops morale and confidence
in their lifesaving tools and weaponry.

What, suppose ye, shall we think of such men ?
Men who take care to sow such unbelief and discord
amongst the soldiers?

Why, however can they be anything else?

Instead of stirring up the troops to ACTION…

and encouraging them on to VICTORY…

They undermine the authority of the CAPTAIN…
(Who was responsible for issuing the armor and weaponry)
and cast doubt and unbelief upon the effectiveness of their arsenal.

What should be done to such fellows as these?

Now, fast forward, down through the ages…


Behold, the Army of the Living GOD!

radically Born-again…
Jesus loving…


What of those today, who go around telling the Army of GOD…
(or anybody for that matter)

that their SWORD…

is not perfect, inerrant, and trustworthy?

Those who cast doubt on, and undermine …


Causing others to lose faith
in the PERFECT Word of GOD
preserved for us today.

Would the CAPTAIN of our SALVATION encourage such foolishness


Who then, would inspire such activity?

What would you call such men who sow confusion and discord…

attacking the very WORD of GOD…

the SWORD of the SPIRIT?

I would call such individuals…


and Agents of the DEVIL.

Inspired by – Brother Joe Christopherson

 *God's perfect Word, preserved for English speaking people, the Holy, Authorized King James Bible.

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