The Bible makes it very clear that you and I are in a battle. As we read these verses of Scripture, we find ourselves in the atmosphere of war. There is a gunfire on every hand. Bombs are falling. There is lightning in the air. The Bible makes it very clear that all believers are in a war!
First Timothy 1:18 KJV says, “War a good warfare.” First Timothy 6:12 says, “Fight the good fight of faith.” Second Timothy 2:3, “Thou therefore endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”
You are in a battle. Have you been having a lot of battles in your life lately? Congratulations! Charles Spurgeon once said, “Satan never kicks a dead horse.” That means you are alive. It means you are active. Every believer is in a battle. We are in a fight! Don’t be fooled by all of these commercials on T.V. from other Christian ministries depicting the Christian life as frolicking through the flowers, health and prosperity and individuals standing around with wide smiles on their faces. You have either just come out of a battle or you are now in a battle or you are headed into a battle – because the Christian life is depicted as a battle.
One of these days we are going to lay our weapons down and we’ll be in glory and the battles will be over and we will study war no more. But until that time, you can count on it, as a born again child of God, you are in a battle!