#75 Soldier of Christ Jesus
Posted: Sunday, May 21st, 2017Print
About The Mystery of Discipleship Series
Jesus’ closest disciples were trusted to speak for Him and tell us His story. All are called to the mystery of discipleship, but the choice is ours.
2 Timothy 2:3-4 AMPC
Take (with me) your share of the hardships and suffering [which you are called to endure] as a good (first-class) soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of [civilian] life; his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him.
The schemes of Satan make the world look chaotic and complex to the extreme. Situations and people reach out to entangle you in a human spider web when the REAL combat is with principalities and powers of the air.
In warfare, you first have to hear the Commander. His voice and guidance strip the bizarre down to the simple. There is a Commander you are under, One who oversees the conflict, who knows the issues – the real issues – not the smoke or swirl.
Warfare is training to rule and reign with Christ, so its issues have to do with eternal outcomes. Learning to rule is actually learning to hear, training to represent the Commander, not to command the Commander or take on the enemy. This is a peculiar warfare and you are in training to fight it the right way. Much of our approach to warfare is finding out, “This is not the way!”