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Spiritual Warfare – Hardship

by on August 18, 2016

Spiritual Warfare – Hardship

Thou therefore endure hardship, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. II Tim. 2:3. Spiritual warfare involves hardship. Emotional, physical, and relationships are just some areas of hardship. The best Spiritual warriors are often the most misunderstood.

Jesus is certainly an example. Jesus confronted the wrong theology and practice of His day. That brought Him into conflict with the religious leaders. So bad was the conflict that the leaders plotted to kill Him.

Apostle Paul was no exception. In Galatians 4:16 he asks, “Have I become your enemy because I told you the truth?” Why would truth produce enemies? That is the way of Spiritual warfare. The war is for truth and against falsehood. Falsehood dies hard. Truth will eventually prevail but not without a fight. Paul knew what it was to be hungry, in danger of perils in the sea, and in danger of false brethren. Alexander the coppersmith did him much wrong. “The Lord reward him according to his works.”

If you are a Spiritual warrior, if you are called into the Spiritual army of God, prepare to suffer. But also prepare for joy and glory.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us Romans 8:18.

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