There is a spiritual war going on right now, and we are fighting a tremendous battle. We have to put on the armor of God and put aside our carnal ways if we want to win the fight against the enemy.
As we are in these last days, a rapture is about to occur. If he doesn’t come to today, I’ll be looking for him tomorrow. And, if he doesn’t come tomorrow, then I will look for him the next day. We need to look for God and we need to be let his timing be our timing. His ways are above our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9). We will never be able to comprehend God’s timing and his plan. God wants us to live an abundant life. Abound means more than is necessary. An abundant life means that God has us covered.
We have to put on the armor of God
We are living in the days of the spirit. God wants to pour out his spirit on everybody. We are fighting a tremendous battle. The enemy’s goal is to disarm us, make us ordinary, mundane, and like the world. There is a war, a spiritual warfare, going on right now. Before Paul died, he said I have fought a good fight. I stayed the course. We have to put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) in this war we are experiencing right now. There are battles today and will be battles tomorrow. Some battles may be bigger than we’ve ever experienced it before, but the enemy is going to do anything he can because he knows his days are coming to an end. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 says, ‘The One who calls you is faithful, and He will do it.”
We have to put away our carnal ways
As Christians, we often fight about the small, insignificant things. We have to pray that God gives us the strength to stay away from that. Satan will use our thoughts to make a battle out of nothing until we put him in his place and tell him NO! the Bible says, “resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7). If anything is preventing you from pleasing God, get rid of it. Paul is a great example of the conflict to be what God wants us to be, but to struggle with the sinful human nature. Paul reminds us that “they in the flesh cannot please God (Romans 8:8). We are told in 2 Corinthians 10 that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.
Romans 7: 22-25
22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.