Re: Chaplains Corner
Amen to BOTH of those comments, guys!
I read about a Christian who answered the phone, and found himself speaking to one of his eleven year old son's friends. The boy told him he was having a problem with spiritual warfare. This man asked him what he could do to help, and the boy replied he wanted to speak with his son about it. This man was bursting with pride that his son was being asked for spiritual advice! Later, he made it a point to ask his son how the conversation went.
"Oh, fine," the boy replied. "He just needed help getting to the next level of the 'Spiritual Warfare' Nintendo game."
Our spiritual battles cannot be dealt with quite so easily.
The Word of God deals with the spiritual warfare that is not produced by Nintendo:
2 Corinthians 10:3 (KJV);
"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:"
All of us have someone, somewhere, that we have difficulty with. It may be a neighbor, a co-worker, our boss, or even one in our own family.
God tells us that in those skirmishes, the one we THINK we are battling with is not who we truly are battling with!
Ephesians 6:12 (KJV);
"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."
And we are given direction for this TRUE spiritual warfare:
2 Timothy 2:1-4 (KJV);
"Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier."
May God richly bless each one of you!
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.