I don’t normally post stuff on the weekends but I feel as though there remains a burden on my heart still left unsaid.

It’s been a long couple of weeks and I’m tired. Tired of the hurricanes that have affected our coastlands to include our neighbors and the damage still left behind in their wake.

Moreover, I’m tired of the whirlwind our nation continues to reap as a result of the wind she has steadily sown over the years.

And in light of last Sunday’s shooting in Las Vegas, the aftermath of this horrific tragedy has no doubt left every American on high alert not to mention a little infuriated and a bit confused.

“I do not understand this world. I do not understand people” one of the guys from my men’s group exclaimed as he tried to make sense of the bloody massacre.

Having learned that his sister was in Las Vegas at the time of the shooting, my friend, a military veteran, and Christian soldier, went on to vent that it angers him to no end that he’s not in “the fight” somewhere.

That “fight” I believe my brother in Christ may be alluding to has already begun and for all intents and purposes has been previously won. But, until our Supreme Allied Commander returns the battle, nonetheless, rages on.

Yet with whom are we at war with these days: Gun lobbyists? Anthem protesters? Disaster relief agencies?

Furthermore, how are we as warriors for Christ expected to fight the good fight of the faith?

For the Christian soldier, it must be understood that there persist three enemies in which we wrestle with daily: the world, the Devil, and the flesh.

Therefore, our fight is not against flesh-and-blood enemies, but instead against “principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Eph. 6:12).

But to defeat these opponents will require weapons and armor that is not of this world.

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal” says Paul “but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds” (2 Cor. 10:4).

With this in mind, may we urge one another that in light of the sustaining storms, and amid the dominating disconnection between Americans, and even in the face of murderous evil:

To take up the whole armor of God, that we may be able to withstand in the evil day.

Standing wherefore in truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation which to the Christian warrior these are more than just mere words. Thus let us learn how to apply them.

We’ll need them! God’s Word is an indispensable weapon.

And in the same way, may we remember, that prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare.

So, let us pray hard and long.

Praying for one another. Keeping our eyes open. And keeping each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.

And if you could be so kind as to remember me in prayer also.

As a writer ask God to give me the right words so that I’ll know what to say and have the courage to say it and at the right time.

Ephesians 6:10-20 NKJV, MSG, NLT

Run to win,

Den

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Published by Dennis Miranda