In my last article, I reminded you that You Are a Soldier for Christ Jesus.
And I mentioned a little about how we are armed with the “Sword of the Spirit” to engage in this battle.
Today, I want to lay out, in detail, how you can prepare yourself for the battle.
Remember, we are fighting for our friends, neighbors and loved ones so, this struggle is supremely important.
What You Can Do to Be Ready for Battle
Here’s what you can do to prepare yourself to stand strong and win.
1. Live a Disciplined Life
Soldiers live a disciplined life so they are ready to fight when called.
It is imperative that you Copy Jesus – live as he taught you to live.
No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. 2 Timothy 2:4 NIV
To be an effective soldier in this battle, you must be focused. You must be single-minded. Don’t get entangled in all the craziness of this world. Keep your eyes planted on Jesus. Keep your head buried in His Word. Copy Him. This will ensure you are ready to answer the call when it comes.
2. Use Your Communication Channels
Radios are a lifeline to soldiers. They communicate to receive guidance from higher ups and rarely go into a fight without knowing who to call for help, if needed.
In the same way, you must remain in contact with God leading up to and throughout your battles.
Pray that God will show you who he wants you to fight for. Pray that He will soften their hearts and prepare them to receive His Word. Ask that He will give them eyes to see and ears to hear the Good News.
Also, never forget to listen. God will guide you if you take the time to hear his still, small voice.
This will make all the difference in the world.
3. Put on Your Armor
Lastly, soldiers do all they can to protect themselves while in battle.
You need to “put on the full armor of God so you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
There are quite a few details to familiarize yourself with, so I’ll let you read about it in Ephesians 6:10-18. Suffice it to say, God has equipped you for this battle. All you need to do is recognize how, so you can defend yourself and help others.
Remember, this is a spiritual battle. Much of it is fought with unconventional weapons in a realm that we cannot see. However, it is real. Very real. Probably more real that anything you do see. Don’t let these facts about this war keep you from engaging.
Jump in the Fight
The timing will never seem perfect. You will never feel completely prepared. However, more people are being lost everyday.
These were his instructions to them: “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” Luke 10:2 NLT
It is time to jump in the fight!
That’s what I’ve done with this site. I’ve entered the battle. I’m doing what I do best to try to reach a lost and dying world.
Will you help? Will you answer Jesus’ call to battle? Shine a light in the darkness. Swing the sword of the Spirit around by sharing the Word of God with others. Get engaged!
What To Do If You Aren’t Sure What To Do
If you don’t know anything else to do, then, at a minimum, you can help me.
Tell everyone you know about this site. Send out emails about it to your friends and neighbors. Share the articles on Facebook. Print out a little flyer and distribute it in your neighborhood.
Together, we can make a difference. By God’s grace, we can save some.
You are a soldier for Christ Jesus, get prepared and get in the battle.