#4373 – Enlisted People

Good morning people who are part of the army of God

I see a soldier, with a drawn sword, standing on top of a hill, directing the troops in battle.

Soldiers enlist in the armed forces.

People love being part of the family of God. We all love belonging to our spiritual family. We love gathering together and enjoying fellowship with each other. We love worshipping together and growing in God together. It’s wonderful and I love it too!

But becoming a Christian means enlisting in the army of God as much as it means becoming part of the family of God. We can’t choose one without the other.

We are not saved for the purpose of being be safe. Comfort is not the goal of salvation. The truth is, Jesus and His disciples talked more about the battles, the struggles, overcoming, persevering, suffering and persecution than they did about simply enjoying life.

While Jesus most definitely won the war on the cross when He declared “It is finished!”, and it was cemented undeniably when He rose from the dead, there are still battles to be fought and won by the people of God. These are not natural battles; these are spiritual battles. These are not against people; they are against spiritual principalities and powers.

We don’t sign a written contract to follow Jesus, but we do make a covenantal commitment to Him. With the privilege of relationship comes responsibility, and part of that responsibility is to be people who enlist and engage in the spiritual battle for the souls and destiny of men and women.

Have you enlisted? Are you engaging in the right battles?  

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