Thursday, 28 May 2015


Warriors thrill those of us who are into sword crossing films.
Films like 300, Gladiator, Conan, Clash of The Titans, The Barbarians, Scorpion king and a whole host of others are moves that gained popularity at different times because of the action, the brawn, the muscles and the swords.
The protangonists of these films were all warriors. Yes warriors! It's these warrior movies people take a liking to because of the innate nature of human beings to be entertained and the fact the humans have always felt a need for a hero. The warriors and hero's in these movies are fictional characters probably created to feed the inner craving of people for leaders who are brave, skilled, tough, inspiring and extraordinary.
When I read the Word of God I realize that we have heroes in todays world. We have heroes who are equally inspiring and brave,spiritual heroes who are taking on the dragon (the devil) and his cohorts.
There is a path every spiritual warrior is on.
There is a way every spiritual warrior operates.
Every true son/daughter of God is a spiritual warrior. In other words, every christian is a warrior.
The Bible makes it clear that we have a fight of faith on our hands. 1 Timothy 6:12
The way of every true spiritual warrior is the way of FAITH. 1 John 5:4
We call the use and application of our faith on this earth a 'fight', the reason it's a fight is because there are many things that will contest with and that will try to defy your faith on this earth. That's why you have to contend for true faith. Jude 1:3
To contend means to struggle to surmount, to assert something as a position in an argument.
So in life the true spiritual warrior is the one who contests and rejects things that will try to overcome his faith.
The path of spiritual warriors is the path of wisdom and prayer. First of all wisdom because it is the most important thing. Proverbs 4:7
Then prayer, because prayer is how we commune with God and one of the ways we fight and receive strength spiritually.
For the spiritual warrior there is a correlation between prayer and wisdom. Prayer must be guided by wisdom, and wisdom for the christian is the Word of God. Psalm 119:98, 2 Timonthy 3:15

We pray in line with scripture believing we do not pray amiss when praying from God's Word. James 4:3

What are the things contending with our faith?
1) Principalities, fallen angels, demons. Ephesians 6:12
2) Satan. Revelation 12:10
3) False prophets. Matthew 7:15-18
4) Wrong Doctrine. Matthew 16: 6-12
5) Storms of life. Mark 4:35-41
6) The world system. 1 John 4:4-6