The theme of warfare runs right through Scripture as kingdoms collide. The first battle involving the people of God was a surprise attack mounted by Abraham on king Chedorlaomer, to recover Lot and his goods and family. We read about it in Genesis 13:13-16. But the first one fought by the people of Israel is much better known. It is the battle of Jericho, and the way it was fought shows us that the Old Testament battles, and many wars in history, have a spiritual dimension. The Israelites won when God was on their side. They lost when sin separated them from God. We explore these lessons on this website.
When we look at the last book in the Bible, the Revelation to John, we see many references to war. The beast makes war against the witnesses (Rev 11:3-7), then we read of war in heaven (Rev 12:7) and of the dragon making war against the faithful (Rev 12:17). We read of the power of the beast to make war (Rev 13:4,7) but that the power of the Lamb overcomes him (Rev 17:14). Finally, the Lord Jesus goes forth to war and victory (Rev 19:11-21).
The Apostle Paul speaks of a spiritual war (2Cor 10:3-4) and makes it clear to Timothy that he should ‘war a good warfare’ (1Tim 1:18). He speaks of training for the war, of enduring hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ (2Tim 2:3) and of being single-minded for the Lord. He even describes our armour and weaponry to the church in Ephesus.
So even though we are not fighting with carnal weapons in the flesh, we are called into the spiritual war which has been raging ever since Lucifer was defeated in heaven and sent down to prowl the earth, to set up his kingdoms to oppose and oppress the righteous and the kingdom of God.
Our modern-day Soldiers of Christ will bolt on their armour, pick up their spiritual weaponry, and fight for the kingdom of God. And in these pages we shall show you how to be a Soldier of Christ and how to join the Lord’s army.
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