A Voice in the Wilderness


Our War Crimes -talking about spiritual warfare-
April 3, 2007, 3:47 am
Filed under: Article, Musings

Ephesians 6:10-13 –  10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

It is but a fact that there is a battle for our hearts passion. The other taking offense with the world’s cares and the other offering that wonderful eternity that lies ahead of us. The other one has easily seduced our hearts, and our passion that it is so evident, it abounds in our society right now.

Just recently, the media review board here in our country has allowed mature contents to be shown in cable television in late nights, they’re getting closer and closer as they threaten to pollute not just our children’s minds, but to our parents, brothers, and sisters as well. We all know that the enemy doesnt choose who to bite, he bites everyone, and when I say everyone, I mean not everyone is safe against his offense.

Dear Christians, we are at war, we lay down our armor for a bit, we’ll fall, we’ll all fall. There’s no rest for the wicked so they say, and by my experience even in my sleep, the wicked attacks, even in my prayer as my eyes are closed, the wicked one lays offense on my thoughts. And with that said, I would like to share the tidbits I got last night while listening to a sermon by Mike Bickle (Freedom From Ungodly Desires Part 1).

There’s always a reason behind waging war, 1 of which is for subjugation, and another is for freedom. We see it in our history books, blood has been spilled for the freedom of our country, and within the pages of those books, heroes, and martyrs are born through their deaths. Where am I getting at, all I’m saying is that, we know that death to ourselves is needed to attain freedom.

Bondages is the usual term that we link with our addictions. These addictions were just habits before we received Jesus, these are the stuff that fills the void in our hearts, that same void that makes us crave for something great that we cannot pinpoint, this is the same void that made the Israellites create their own golden calf, this is that void that people think that cannot be satisfied, thats why we induce ourselves with habits, hence, bondage. Right after we say YES to Jesus, we now see these bondages as the stuff that kills us slowly, what we thought was good for us is now the very thing that we fight against. May it be smoking, drinking, drugs, sex, etc. These are the stuff that we fight against now, the areas that we war for delivery, freedom… for victory.

And we commit crimes against ourselves when we just stand and make peace with them, we allow them to happen, we allow us to see and even be enticed to it again. These are chains, that keeps us shackled in this world, can we ever see that day of freedom? Can we ever see that day that we can see the birds outside? Will that day ever dawn? That day when we see that prison doors open? This is what happens when we make peace with our prison cell. We grow complacent and adapt ourselves inside it. We no longer dream of freedom but we make our life better within those walls. This is wrong, it brings to a miserable, unfulfilled life.

Nothing will ever happen if we do not do something. This is the very crime that I have committed to myself. I feel miserable, I know that theres something wrong that I do, but I do not raise my hand against it, I just let it happen, let it stay beside me as I go for Christ. I may grow, but the walls around me grows with me. Like that thorns that grew along the plant that Jesus described in the parable of the sower, and like the thorns it chokes me everytime I try to fly away.

In war, there is no place for complacency. We cannot have peace against our prison cells. We’re free, the blood of Christ has set us free once and for all. All we need to do is to take this freedom, embrace our salvation and live like a free man. We can never live out that freedom if we embrace our shackles like its a part of us. Salvation is already ours, the key of our prison doors is out there, all we need is to take it violently.

There are times during war, when we feel that we’re defeated, remember that we are free men. We may lose at this moment, but we’re still free, we are still washed righteous, all we need to do is to stand up again, grab those gates and open them with all our might. If you guys have seen 300, if they were disheartened with their King died then they will certainly lose their battle. But they stood up, picked up where their King left off, and fought with all their might. Jesus did the same, he already supplied us with victory all we need is to pick up where he left of.

Victory is attained by doing something. Sitting down and waiting for that day of freedom to arrive will never happen. Will our country be ever free from tyranny and foreign occupancy if our heroes didn’t stand up and fight? No. Step #1 of our road to victory is by fighting with all our might.

There will be Freedom, and Victory, that is for sure. There will come a day that we will be perfected, that we will never be condemned. That day will come, but we need to fight first, wage war.

Give thanks man, for King Jesus.


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Bro, you wrote this:

“Bondages is the usual term that we link with our addictions. These addictions were just habits before we received Jesus, these are the stuff that fills the void in our hearts, that same void that makes us crave for something great that we cannot pinpoint, this is the same void that made the Israellites create their own golden calf, this is that void that people think that cannot be satisfied, thats why we induce ourselves with habits, hence, bondage. Right after we say YES to Jesus, we now see these bondages as the stuff that kills us slowly, what we thought was good for us is now the very thing that we fight against. May it be smoking, drinking, drugs, sex, etc. These are the stuff that we fight against now, the areas that we war for delivery, freedom… for victory.”

very well said! I just want you to know bud you got it right in the vein! couldn’t have said it any better. wala talaga.. im thinking now of anything to add but none bro.. hehehe

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