The Kingdom Comes Quickly

When the finger of God moves….. the Kingdom comes quickly.

Spiritual warfare is an important topic to understand when we realize that God has in fact given mankind the responsibility of dominion over planet Earth. Our task requires a clear focus on the reality of the spiritual realm comprised of 2 very distinct kingdoms… the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of darkness.

 Jesus’ opening statement at the beginning of His ministry was that we should repent and embrace the Kingdom of Heaven, because He said it is now “at hand”. What He was telling us is that we would need to change the way we thought about this planet and our role here. We would need to comply with some new information. These 2 distinct kingdoms were at odds with each other. Jesus calls all of His followers to a refocus… a “new posture” so to speak, that change the rules of engagement when oppression and injustice are felt. The Apostle Paul said “we wrestle not against flesh and blood”, but against enemies of a spiritual nature from a heavenly realm.

The real platform of spiritual warfare is in defeating satan and his evil assignments… in a place we cannot see.

 The 24/7 agenda of the kingdom of darkness is to kill, to steal, and to destroy without making any visible or recognizable ripple in our daily routines. When Satan goes unrecognized… he gains momentum, lulls us to sleep and strengthens his hold on our lives.

 We may not be conscious of the spiritual activity going on around us, our communities may even function with an outward “peaceful bliss”, but territory is being lost and minds are being deceived.

We participate in this warfare… like it or not, in spite of our awareness and discernment. If we can find the enemy’s strategy, we have the advantage, because then we know where he will attack. The devil is very cunning and strategic, but his strategies are not past finding out. God gives discernment to those who ask! Even though satan tries to attack in very shrewd ways, we can know where he is going to attack and simply resist him. Sounds too easy, right?

 Well its all about our posture… the humble receive grace and the meek inherit the Kingdom. Wisdom is given to those who ask, with pure motive and a delight in God’s purposes. (Rom 16:19-20) God does crush our enemies under our feet, if we will take a posture that honors Him.

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