The battle is the LORD's, that's a common saying among Christians today. And it is true. But some have gotten it twisted. God needs vessels through which He'll squash the works of darkness, and Christians are those vessels.
Jeremiah 51:20 KJV
Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;
The Bible never said that since the battle is the LORD's we are to go prayer-less and care less about our spiritual life and God will fight for us. We don't use God, only God can and wants to use us.
The world is a battle field, true Christianity is battle-filled. The enemy knows that God is raising an end time army and that they're going to crack down big-time on his works. That is why he is also intensifying spiritual attacks especially against these breed of Christians on daily basis.
While I don't deny the fact that the battle is the LORD's, I do not endorse the idea that He expects us to be a sleeping and lukewarm Church and watch Him fight for us.
I can't imagine how a ministry which is not teaching and implementing spiritual warfare in this end time would be like. Many Christians have died untimely death due to the fact that they refused to be God's battle axe. And one of the reasons behind this is "The battle is the LORD's" being wrongly taught in many Christian circles.
When God called me, He gave me two major Assignments. One was to be His weapon of war, to pull down Satanic strongholds, beginning from my own family. The second was my ministry to the outside world. The same goes for every genuine Christian out there. You are a soldier within God's end time army and soldiers are prepared and equipped for battle.
It is very saddening that some Christians are lukewarm and living a deceptive life. That's a very risky and extremely low life to live. Such Christians could only end up becoming instruments in the hands of the devil. The LORD said if we're neither hot nor cold, he'll spew us out of his mouth (Revelation 3:16).
Every Believer is called into the battle field and the fact that one has refused to fight doesn't mean he or she will not get attacked. Though it may seem the enemy has stopped attacking such, he is just using the opportunity they've given him to try grafting them into his kingdom.
The enemy is battle-ready at all times, throwing fiery darts and loosing his cohorts against the Church.
1 Peter 5:8-9 KJV
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
The urgent need for us to let God use us as His battle axe in these last days can not be overemphasized. The LORD has made available for us all that is required for us to be effective in His Army. We only need to harness them.
Mark 16:17-18 KJV
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Luke 10:19 KJV
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE WHO WERE GOD'S BATTLE AXE
● David: We've heard and read of David, how he never lost a battle. The truth is that he always depended on God and cried out to Him to fight for him. But he was also a warrior, prepared and equipped to be used of the LORD at any time to fight those battles.
● Moses: God needed a vessel through which He'll manifest His Power and Wrath to the Egyptians and show His deliverance to His people. Moses was that vessel.
● Gideon: Gideon was a well-fortified warrior for God. God fought through Him and gave him victory over his enemies with ease.
Judges 7:18 KJV
When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.
● Deborah: Once a ruler of Israel, also a warrior who led Israel to battle and conquered their enemies through God's help.
● Hezekiah: Hezekiah succeeded his father Ahaz and was mightily used of the LORD to pull down the temples of foreign gods and destroy the idols and idol worshipping his father established in Israel.
The battle that the Church is facing today is more of a spiritual one. And the LORD desires to use us in a mightier dimension if we're willing.
QUALITIES OF GOD'S BATTLE AXE AND WEAPONS OF WAR
1). FORGED BY FIRE: God's battle axe is made by fire. Swords, clubs and axes were all initially raw and rough metals passed through the fire, purged and beaten into shape. God takes time to prepare His weapons of war. Just as soldiers are first of all sent through rigorous training before they're fully grafted into the Army. We must be willing to go through this process in order to get equipped to crack down on the kingdom of darkness.
2). SHARP: God's weapons of war have sharp cutting edge and must remain that way so that they'll be useful to Him at any time. Sin, Prayer-lessness and Word-lessness rusts and blunts our sharp cutting edge. God's battle axe must stay sharp, rust-free and dangerous at all times.
3). ALWAYS AVAILABLE: It's one thing to be well-equipped for battle and it's another thing to be available when the LORD has need of us.
God's weapons of war must always be available and ready whenever God has need of them to crush the works of darkness. They must also be flexible and easy to use by letting go of their self-will. They must be obedient.
Jeremiah 1:10 KJV
See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
You are God's battle axe and He wants to use you to root out, pull down and destroy the works of the enemy in your family, community and country. Let Him work on you, stay sharp and available for His.
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