Have you ever seen an action movie, with good guys conquering the bad, and then when it ended, said, “Man, I wish I could do that. Wouldn’t that be awesome?” (Please don’t tell me I’m the only one who thinks like this – especially after watching the Chronicles of Narnia). Would you be surprised to learn that you were created to be a warrior?
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
– Matthew 28:19-20
You might be thinking that Matthew 28:19-20 doesn’t say that we need to go and be warriors for Christ. It just says that we need to go and win souls for Christ. But if that is the case, then why would we be given armour (Ephesians 6:14-17)?
“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. 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.”
– Ephesians 6:10-13
Why would God give us armour if we’re not going to be fighting? While we may not be fighting hand-to-hand, we are fighting to build God’s Kingdom. Everybody is born with a sin nature, which will send them to Hell if they don’t repent and trust Jesus. The Devil doesn’t want to lose anybody and he will do all he can to try and stop us from sharing the Good News of Christ with anyone we meet. That is why we need armour. We do have an enemy, and it is our duty to try to steal souls away from him and grow the Kingdom of God.
It turns out that our job as Christians isn’t just to go to church and read the Bible. While those are important things, our job is to give the Gospel to those we meet. We oftentimes get comfortable and don’t want to put ourselves out there and spread the Gospel. I get it – it can be terrifying walking up to someone and sharing the good news of salvation with them. But it’s a whole lot scarier to think that they may be going to Hell because we didn’t say anything. C.S. Lewis put it aptly:
“If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.”
– C.S. Lewis
It’s not going to be comfortable trying to grow God’s Kingdom. God never promised an easy life (John 16:33) – but He did say He would never leave us and that He has already overcome the world. So what do we have to be afraid of? Don’t be afraid to stand out.
We need to stop being scared and start sharing the Gospel with anyone and everyone we meet. I don’t want to be the reason why somebody might not have heard the Gospel. As Christians, our goal in life should be to grow the Kingdom of God. You want to live a life where the Devil is relieved when you go to sleep and terrified when you wake up because you spend every waking moment fighting him.
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Spend your time praying for people’s salvation…go tell someone the Gospel – become a warrior for Christ. Don’t let the Devil win because you became too comfortable in your Christian walk. There are many different ways to give the Gospel. Stand up and fight (Ephesians 6:13).
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Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, King James Version.