Christian Anti-Christianity: Lessons am Learning


John 3:16 and the principles of 1 Corinthians 13 are so on my mind today. Principles of love.

Many of us, many times change allegiance during our walk with God. Spiritual warfare is interesting. Like all battle actually. You know an army by their modus operandi, by the way they fight. Am currently reading through the book of Romans again, and am daily appalled at how easy it is for us to stray and still think we are following.You see; satanic warfare is about competition, envy, espionage, intrigue…all based on falsehood. Slight or major deviations from Truth. It is about seeing a spirit operating in your neighbour, envying that spirit for its percieved or real merits and then finding a way to take it forcefully or through willing surrender from the owner. In satanic warfare, the strength of wickedness, the way for a soldier to move up the ranks, lies in taking advantage of another warriors weakness in order to grow yours. It does not matter if the warrior is part of ones own army, infact it’s less work if they are. The army marches together bound by mutual hatred, envy and suspicion, knowing that they cannot afford to let their guard down for the many consequences that included a fellow taking away that which makes you strong. You find someone wounded and you suck their lifeblood instead of bandaging their wounds. You discover a limp in your fellow, and you let others know…it may just benefit someone else’ growth – the group discussions on the same.

But Christian warfare MUST operate on Love without which we are nothing. First the acceptance and acknowledgement of the love of God as summarised in that precious John 3:16 verse. That each one, myself included, is considered so precious to God, that while we still operated as His enemy, He laid down a most extravagant gift – 33 earth year of absence from Heaven through His manifestation as God The Son, through the things He endured encompassed in human flesh like you and I, through His betrayal, rejection, and death, and His continual belief that you, me and that person you are thinking about will make it safely to His side. Now He believes we are worth it. When we look at ourselves or others as not worthy to the extent that we seek to topple over their walk with God by placing on them burdens that we are not willing to help them carry, then we are anti His Heart and Mind. Tell me, are we then able to function as His army.

In His army there is no soldier so wounded that they cannot be retrieved. In His army we look directly at the wounds but instead of rejoicing at them or killing the bearer, we stand united with others in the army, bearing faith and hope, and not letting up until the wounded warrior is up and function. Of cause we must look to ourselves and be sure that we dont sin, we dont wound ourselves outside of His Call in the process of nursing the wounded. In the army of God, we take the limping under our wings and in spiritual physiotherapy, train them while shielding them till they are able to walk right again. Without drawing attention to our credit for in doing so, we would shame the one we are attempting to love. In God’s army, every soul won is worth the time, the sacrifice, the effort of constant loving, believing, propping, covering. In God’s Army we grow by the sharing of our strength, our treasure, and not in taking or casting a slur on that of our fellow. We march strong because we recognise that we are only as strong as our weakest link, and that killing our wounded, renders us a dead and hopeless army. WE are not anti the work of Christ, but walk following, imitating Him, as leading servants, always ready to bend our knees in prayer and service to our fellows. Because we have first bent our knees in true adoration and service and loyalty to The Christ – The Servant Leader.

Tell me, whose standard is your life bearing? In whose army are you marching?

vipslit@yahoo.ca

 

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About viphealthyleadership
I am a friend of God, who loves to listen to, and talk to Him and write to and through Him. My prayer concerns revolve mainly around homes and nations, and how Christ's wounded warriors can arise and get involved again in the building of these and in the repairwork needed to restore these to their God-intended glory. I believe that true and effective leadership, can only come from those who have been wounded, recognised their wounds for what they are, and have allowed God to heal these and make them stronger in loving the ones they would lead. I am a single mother of two: Leroy and Shukurani.

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