Prepare For War (1)
“The LORD is a warrior; yes, the LORD is his name!”
Exodus 15: 3.
WAR can be defined as conflict, fighting or hostilities between two countries or interest groups. You fight wars to protect your interests or sovereignty. When you are putting together a nation or any entity for that matter, it is taken for granted that you should also put in place the machinery to protect it, otherwise you will wake up to see that your enemies have overran the whole place.
I believe this is the reason it is wisely said that if you want peace, you have to prepare for war. And I think that was what helped the Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived. He was so wealthy, powerful, connected (humanly and divinely), wise, blessed, militarily armed and prepared that no enemy dared to attack him. He had a very peaceful and prosperous reign. It was not that everybody loved him, but his strength and capability were enormous. He was well prepared for any eventuality. We will talk about these later. You are in a war!
Our God is a warrior and we must see things the way He sees them. We must go closer to Him and see the way He fights His battles, and also learn how to allow Him lead us through the war called life. We must not take anything for granted. Yes, life is war, and as in every war, there are always many battles to fight. When you win one, then you prepare or go over to the next, until you win the entire war. Have you noticed that even the Bible is a book of war? It is a record of so many battles between the kingdom of God and that of Satan. Between righteousness and unrighteousness. It started with a battle and ended with another. And in-between, almost every book shows this battle of two kingdoms.
In Genesis chapter one, there was a battle that threw the whole earth into a chaotic state. It was left empty, formless and in darkness, before God started working again. It was a battle between the angels loyal to God and the angelic rebels led by Satan himself. The book of Revelation (the last book of the Bible) is full of the last battles that will culminate into the battle of Gog and Magog. After this, Satan will be cast into the lake of fire, and shall be tormented day and night forever. He knows this and it makes him afraid and very sick everyday. This is why he is desperate in everything he does.
Now, you must wake up everyday with the consciousness that you are in a war. The battlefields are your life, your health, your position, family, faith, your calling and your business among others. All these are the battlefronts, but the war is between the kingdom of light and that of darkness for your destiny and the destiny of your nation. Are you for prepared this war?
Rev. Agbo is the author of the book Power of Midnight
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