Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | November 29, 2022

The Carnage of War!

Recognizing the Devastation of the Spiritual War for What it Really Is!

In the past, I have written on the spiritual war in a six-part series named, “To the Soldiers in the Spiritual War” In this series, I described the true, Biblical nature of what is happening in the world around us. One key point the Bible establishes, is a clear description of the enemy; in Ephesians 6:10-13 it is written:

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

Mankind does itself a very great disservice when it seeks to wrestle against flesh and blood, our fellow man is not the enemy, we wrestle against the principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Racial conflict is nothing more than Satanic deception in action, in my essay, “Racism, Satanic Deception in Action!”, I described in some depth the issues being faced by societies today as we let Satanic deception control our actions. Racial conflict is being promoted all over the world and is nothing more than Satanic deception. While our appearances differ, we are all descended from one man, Adam, the first man created by God, and Eve, created from Adam’s rib; we are all one race descended from one man and his wife!

A War for the Souls of Mankind

Very sadly, Adam disobeyed a direct command from his creator and spiritually died on the spot; of equal sadness was the spiritual death of every human being, at the same time in the Garden, who would descend from Adam. In Romans 5:12, the Bible explains the basic sin problem we all face, we died spiritually in Adam and were born spiritually dead.

In his grace, God developed a plan for the redemption of mankind; God, the Son, would take on human form by being born of a virgin in order to die on the cross as complete payment for mankind’s sin. This was accomplished at the First Advent and now, sin is no longer the barrier between God and man.

I have written more on this in “Is There One Unforgivable Sin?” The only issue facing each of us is our personal salvation by faith in Jesus Christ as Savior; this is the one and only issue that divides mankind!

The main target of Satanic deception is to keep this basic issue out of sight; to so confuse the public mind with irrelevant, nonsensical issues that the most important, life changing, issue is buried below the tumult and rancor of contemporary events! We are truly surrounded by sound and fury signifying nothing!

Recognizing the Destruction of this War

This is a spiritual war, “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” The carnage and destruction of this war is not physical, but spiritual, reflected in the lives being destroyed around us.

The news media is filled with accounts of human casualties in the spiritual war. In Galatians 5:19-21 we can find a prophetic commentary on the condition of society today.

19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

It seems as if the majority of the news is filled with reports of the suffering and damage being caused by this war; while many will not identify the cause, the Bible makes it clear the cause is the ancient spiritual war that has been waged for thousands of years. It may well be we are entering the final phase of this battle; a new battle is going to emerge where the stakes are even greater.

This final battle is called The Tribulation and will end in a mighty conflict called Armageddon which will be won when the Lord Jesus Christ returns, at his Second Advent, destroys the forces of the Antichrist and binds Satan for 1,000 years.

Our Responsibility as Soldiers of the Cross

While the events of the Tribulation are still future, today we are responsible to the Lord to faithfully continue the battle as we’ve been instructed; our marching orders are found in Matthew 28:18-20 where it is written:

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

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Let all Christians, individually and collectively proclaim the good news of salvation; believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be Saved!

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