What if I died today? That is the question that I posed to myself during a church service one day. I began to think of the things that I have not yet done, places I haven’t been to, and people I haven’t met. Then I said to myself, “Wait, instead of thinking of what I would miss out on, if Jesus decided to come and take me today would I be ready?” That is when I began to realize that we, as disciples of Christ, are not prepared for battle. At the end of this post I will ask you a question that only you can honestly answer.
Let me first tell you this. As disciples of Christ we are called to join God’s army. We are his soldiers and he is the General of the army. In order to be part of this army we have to be the best soldiers that God wants us to be. We must be properly equipped! How can we fight in an army as great as God’s and not be properly equipped? Exactly, we cannot.
Right now we are not even fit to be fighting in God’s army. We claim that we are his soldiers but our spirits are completely malnourished. We claim that we are his soldiers but the edges of our swords of the Spirit are dull! If we want to fight in God’s army we have to stay nourished and our weapons must be sharpened to their best. In order to do that we need to fill our spirits with the word of God day in and day out. It must be something that is ceaseless! We cannot afford to not be in God 24/7. I urge you brothers and sisters, feed your spirit. FEED YOUR SPIRIT! Do not EVER let your spirit go hungry. That is what it is going to take to be a part of God’s army.
One thing that I’ll tell you right now is that the army of the enemy is always preparing. The enemy has their weapons sharpened and drawn. Believe me when I tell you that they are being well fed. Their goal is to exterminate our soldiers one by one. They want to diminish the army of God but we won’t allow it! Because they are always preparing we cannot give them even the slightest of chances to attack. We must stand firm as a whole, filled with the word of God. The power of God’s army is second to none. There is no one who will be able to overcome the power of God’s army!
I leave you with this question: Are you prepared for battle?
SN: Joel 2:11 says, “The LORD thunders at the head of his army; his forces are beyond number, and mighty is the army that obeys his command. The day of the LORD is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it?”