Jimmy and Fred loved playing war games on their computers! They were good neighbours, Jimmy and his wife had a two-year-old girl; and Fred and his wife had a three-year-old boy.
Fred knocked on Jimmy's door. Jimmy's wife Dawn answered it! "Come on in Fred, Jimmy's waiting for you to play the new war game, he has just bought", she said. "Hi! Fred, come in and see the great graphic's on my new game." said Jimmy, all excited. They both started reading the rules for the new game. Fred said to Jimmy, "I will have to protect myself against you, allot in this war game!" "You certainly will." said Jimmy. The game began!! The war had begun!
The Bible says " (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) " 2 Corinthians 10:4.
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:10-12.
Jimmy and Fred's War games were fictitious; our Spiritual Warfare is not a game and is very real!!
"Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints." Ephesians 6:13-18.
Written By Rev. Arthur J. Milton
All scripture in this message is quoted from the King James Version of The Bible.