In this Christian Life of Spiritual Warfare, true Christians are under constant attack. If you’re living a blessed life full of peace. If you’re living with great spiritual experiences that fill you with happiness. Or, if you live in prosperity and easy living, you are probably serving this world, Satan, and yourself. Even if you are a professing Christian. I believe this because I will not stop sharing Christ on my websites. I will not quit serving my Lord in virtually everything I do. So, I’m under constant attack. I’m attacked by the world, attacked by people I love, and also attacked by Satan and his minions. I feel beaten down and almost abandoned. But I continue to serve and trust in my Lord. Why? Because scripture tells me I’ll experience these things, so I shouldn’t be surprised by them. And, I love my Lord and Savior, Jesus.
1 Peter 4:11-13
“If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
Christian Life of Spiritual Warfare While Speaking and Living the Truth.
People want to continually bend scripture to conform to the current worldview, modern ideations, and justify sin. People want the spiritual experience of Christianity without the burden of obeying God. But true Christianity is obedience and service so this superficial Christianity should not surprise us. Also the trials and tribulations of Christians speaking and living the truth shouldn’t surprise us. When these trials come, true Christians understand that they suffer as they trust, obey, and rely on God. To glorify our Lord and God, Jesus, the Christ.
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
Christian Life of Spiritual Warfare in Conflict
The more conflict you have with this world and the more conflict you experience from friends, family, and people in general, the more you can be confident that you are in a spiritual battle. So if you’re sticking as close as possible to a Biblically obedient life, you know you will experience spiritual battle. Every time someone says things to you like: “But that’s legalism.” Or “We’re not called to be perfect; we are called to be blessed.” Or “A God of love wouldn’t punish us.” Or “But it’s not about a life of obedience, it’s about a life of spiritual experiences.” Or “It’s not about a relationship with God, it’s about feeling His presence.” I could go on and on with these repugnant compromises, but it’s upsetting my stomach. We are called out by God for obedience and service! Not this touchy, feely, experience driven, disobedient, and self-centered compromise!
Christian Life of Spiritual Warfare Conclusion
We are called by God into this life of trial and tribulation to serve Him. We serve Him by obeying scripture. He wrote it all down for that very purpose. Yet most professing Christians have never read the Bible. Oh, they’ve read most of the New Testament and pieces of the Old Testament, but have never read the full counsel of God from cover to cover. “Oh, I don’t have time.” “It’s too hard.” “I don’t understand it, so I’ll just let the preacher share the parts that he likes and he can help me understand.”
Folks, I truly believe that I’m under constant spiritual attack because I can’t live like the world, I can’t compromise my service by watering down the truth to satisfy the current worldview. If I have to live in poverty, in constant struggle, in ridicule for my faith, then so be it! I will serve the Lord!