For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 2 Corinthians 10:3 NKJV
It is the day after Christmas. I am reminded that Christmas is not about gifts. It is about remembering the greatest gift, Jesus. It is about remembering what Jesus did for us.
I do enjoy giving and receiving gifts. One year I bought my wife a nice robe. She bought me a Christian t-shirt some chocolate and a small vial of anointing oil. I wore the t-shirt to church the first Sunday after Christmas. The chocolate didn’t last that long.
That night I had a dream. In my dream I was surrounded by vampires. I began to wage war against them by pouring the oil over them.
I was moved to step out in faith and wage war against the spiritual forces of darkness. I prayed before I got out of bed. I prayed as I drove down the freeway. I went to work in a prison to help men turn from bondage to sin.
I did not step out in faith by hunting down demons and evil spirits. I stepped out in faith by trusting God to lead me and guide me as I went to work.
God is not calling us to wage war against the forces of darkness on our own. He is calling us to make ourselves available to Him so He can bring all things under submission to Jesus Christ!
I was excited as I went to work that morning. I was reminded that Jesus is with us when we submit to Him. Jesus can do great and mighty works in us and through us if we live for Him.
Jesus sent me into a dark place to represent Him. I knew the Lord would be at that prison when I arrived for work. I am excited because I know He is working in those men’s lives today!
We are all called to serve God for His glory. We are called to partner with Jesus as He restores broken hearts lives and families one soul at a time.
Even though we live in the flesh we do not wage war in the flesh. We wage war through faith in Jesus Christ. We are useful weapons in the hands of a mighty God. Jesus can never be defeated!
Jesus does not need our help. Jesus does command us to join Him in prayer. He commands us to join Him in faith. Jesus wants us to partner with Him by learning to walk in His ways!
Serve God by bringing every thought captive to His will for your life! Trust Jesus to lead you and guide as you journey through the life you live in the flesh!
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