Has it ever crossed your mind that you are a soldier? I mean…soldiers of the Lord Jesus! If it has not dawned on you,read this piece sent to rhemablog by @Evelyn Ajimuda:
Commander :”A man on a mission without a vision will end up in disillusion”.
“At ease! At tension! “(he walks around his army of soldiers).
Remember! You are on a mission, with only one vision:To bring down the enemy! No distraction is allowed according to the rule in second Timothy section 2 subsection 4 and 5: “No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules.”
Soldiers: Yes sir!
Commander:Follow the rules of engagement! For though you live in the body, you do not wage war in an unspiritual way since the weapons of your warfare are not worldly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds.
Go ahead and demolish stronghold! Demolish every high-minded thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, take every thought captive to obey Christ.
Soldiers:Yes sir!( spiritual salvos fired)
Commander:A final word soldiers: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Put on all the armor that God supplies. In this way you can take a stand against the devil’s strategies.
This is not a wrestling match against a human opponent. You are wrestling with rulers, authorities, the powers who govern this world of darkness, and spiritual forces that control evil in the heavenly world.
Soldiers: Noted sir!
Commander:For this reason, take up all the armor that God supplies.Then you will be able to take a stand during these evil days. Once you have overcome all obstacles, you will be able to stand your ground.
Attention! Stand therefore, having the utility belt of truth buckled around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness
Soldiers :Done sir!
Commander:Put on your shoes so that you are ready to spread the Good News that gives peace.
Soldiers: Carried out sir!
Commander:And besides all these take the great shield of faith, on which you will be able to quench all the flaming darts of the Wicked one.
Commander:Have also the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word.With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert…!
Soldiers:On the alert sir!
Commanders: Get rid of everything that slows you down, especially sin that distracts you. You must run the race that lies ahead of you and never give up.Fix your eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of your faith.
Soldiers: Noted sir
Commander: (with a loud shout)Are you ready for the battle?
Soldiers: (aloud) Yes sir!
This piece was written by Evelyn Ajimuda,a Foreign Language student of Obafemi Awolowo University.She loves writing, travelling, counselling, reading,cooking and meeting new people.Her passion is to help people know the person of Christ and to make an indelible impact wherever she finds herself.