Have you ever thought about the FACT that we were BORN to be WARRIORS? Men…we’re FIGHTERS. It’s in our DNA. We’re made that way… to fight…. To stand our ground. FACT: I’ve been a WARRIOR all of my life… even from a small child… I love a good fight. No… I don’t mean….so much… fighting…blood…killing; but with “words and deeds,” but BLO OD if I must.
My Dear Mother taught my brothers and me to “protect and defend.” I’m not alone…. We’re all made like that. Check this out: Exodus 15:2-4 tell us: “The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will extol Him. “The LORD is a warrior; The LORD is His name. “Pharaoh’s chariots and his army He has cast into the sea; And the choicest of his officers are drowned in the Red Sea.
FACT: We were created by God… in His Image. This would mean… that, like God…. We, too, are WARRIORS. He made us this way. But because of free-will, also a gift from God…. Some of us CHOOSE not to FIGHT.
Throughout life… we are called to be a WARRIOR. It, sometimes, becomes necessary in all aspects of life….work…play…social, and at home. We will be called upon to DEFEND our position, our STANDARDS, our ETHICS, or RELIGIOUS BELIEFS. Are you prepared for the FIGHT?
We are told to be PREPARED: In Peter 5:8-10, it says: Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
Even Christ was a WARRIOR… remember the story of the “money changers.” Remember when he challenged the Scribes and the Pharisees in (John 8:6), when they brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court…and Jesus said: “He who is without sin, cast the first stone.” Jesus was a WARRIOR.
In Mark 5: 9-13 Jesus drew out of a processed man some 2000 demons – Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” “My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.” And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area. A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.” He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned. Jesus was a FIGHTER and a WARRIOR.
Even the Angels (also made in God’s Image) had a fight or two. Revelation 12:7-9 – Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
We are told in 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10, that even in WEAKNESS, we are STRONG….. And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
So, we are called on, throughout life… to be WARRIORS for Christ. Are you ready to fight?
Note(s): This article was inspired by Brian Morris, my friend, and my brother in Christ.
God Bless the soul and family, of my brother-in-law: Quinn Brown Soles – 12-19-1935 > 7/5/2015. Quinn was a “kind man with a gentle spirit, a perfect Southern Gentleman, a WARRIOR, and….. my friend.” This article is dedicated to him, and all WARRIOR’S for Christ. …..cjlb…….7/5/15