A quick Primer On Spiritual Warfare Copyright John Edmiston 2003 but may be copied & distributed for non-profit use

Conclusions For Spiritual Warfare

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Conclusions For Spiritual Warfare

The battle against the World is a lot bigger than just not wearing lipstick. It’s a battle against principalities and powers who control world trade and nations and armies and who are filled with murderous greed. It’s a battle against Rome of old, and ancient Babylon and the wickedness in high places. It’s a battle that requires a finely honed conscience and the ability to see past publicity and propaganda right to the spiritual heart of world events and to pray and act accordingly.

Christians have to be alert to seduction by worldly wealth and status and the desire to be included among the world’s elite. When the crunch comes we do not want to be like Lot’s wife longing for Sodom! Rather we should be like Moses :
(Hebrews 11:24-26 NKJV) By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, {25} choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, {26} esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
We are approaching the days of the final and very deceptive spiritual battle. We must be ready to be challenged by imperialistic economic systems and wickedness in high places. We must purify our hearts against the love of money and strengthen ourselves in righteousness and the love of Christ. Here is what the apostle Paul advises:
(1 Timothy 6:6-12 NKJV) Now godliness with contentment is great gain. {7} For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. {8} And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. {9} But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. {10} For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. {11} But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. {12} Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses

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