The Battle for Your Soul
Many people think that being a Christian is easy. It is not. Others many even state that once you become a Christian all of your worries go away. You may look at a Christian and think that they feel as if they are high and mighty. That is also a false statement.
The truth is, becoming a Christian is the hardest act in one’s life. Temptation still comes, challenges still come, life’s ups and downs still arrive when you least expect them to. Christianity comes at a price. Once you have decided to accept Christ as your Lord and savior with your whole heart, then the battle begins. That which is inside you that is not light will go to war with the side that is light. In the presence of light the darkness must flee. Light and dark cannot occupy the same territory.
Matthew 6:24 KJV states, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” If you are feeding both God and mammon, then how dark will you become. Either you accept the light or the darkness. Revelation 3:16 KJV states that, “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.” When you cook you use either cold water or hot water. Warm water is not good for much. 1 Corinthians 3:16 states that, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”
What does all of this mean? When you accept Christ as your Lord and savior the true battle begins. You went from a pawn of the enemy to a king, a queen, a rook, a knight, or a bishop of God’s kingdom. The level of understanding in which you perceive or actually obtain, the enemy will come at you. The battle has begun. You are the temple of God and his spirit lives within you. If you as an image bearer of God, who holds his spirit within are living in both kingdoms, then wow unto you. You cannot serve to masters. You will betray both of them in order to maintain your own standing. You will become a spy for both sides and become a double agent. You have then become double minded.
There is a difference between struggling between light and dark after you become a Christian and willfully pursuing your own desires and becoming in a sense your own God. This is part of what happened to Lucifer when he fell.
Choose this day whom you will serve and then go all in. As for me and my household we will serve the Lord.
To the point, the true battle in life comes after you accept Jesus as your Lord and savior, for we are not of this world. John 15:19 KJV states that, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” Expect the enemy to come after you once you are on the battlefield. Immediately after Christ receive the Holy Spirit he went into the wilderness. You to will go into the wilderness. You can be like the Jews and wonder there for 40 years or you can be like Christ and spend 40 days in the wilderness. How was Jesus successful in the wilderness and not Israel? Jesus spent all of his time with the father. Seek first the Kingdom of God and all of these things will be given unto you.
Seek first Christ, seek first God, and seek first the Holy Spirit. These are all parts of God. Be one with God. Know his voice. But how you say? By earnestly seeking him. If you feed yourself things of this life, then that you will receive. But if you seek the Kingdom of God with your whole heart, that you will receive. God is love and love does not force. The Kingdom of Death use force, Matthew 11:12-13 KJV states that, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.”
We can see that, on earth those who take by force are evil. They come to steal, kill, and destroy. The battle will wage and once you accept Christ the true battle begins. Be ready, get ready, know thy enemy, and above all else put the Kingdom of God first. The Kingdom is inside of you, are you willing to let it out and be the light so that the kingdom of darkness flees?
The Kingdom of Heaven is fast approaching. Are you making yourself ready? Does your lamp have enough oil in it? If not let this be an eye opener and encourage you today, that your oil can be filled in an instant if you seek God with your whole heart. God bless Saints!