Christians Prepared for War or Battle-sore?

I. Can Armor Meant For War Restore the Battle-sore?

 

Prepared for war or battle-sore?

What does each Christian need

To fight forces of darkness

Draped in bitterness and greed?

 

Ephesians chapter six speaks of

The full armor of God –

We need to take it on, Paul says,

And with these things be shod:

 

Truth, righteousness, the gospel message;

Shield of faith as well,

Plus helmet of salvation

To withstand the gates of hell.

 

He mentions, too, the Word of God

And also speaks of prayer.

Hey, wait a minute!

Did I really see prayer mentioned there?

 

(In some circles, to make prayer a priority seems rare!)

 

II. Prayer to Restore the Battle-sore Also Helps Prepare for War

 

Prayer’s vital to the process of

Preparing us for war.

But as we pray, we may discern

That some are battle-sore.

 

They’re suffering from wounds

Resulting from a lack of time

Spent strengthening themselves

In Jesus Christ, the one true vine.

 

Before they put God’s armor on,

They need to reconnect,

Not just with faithful followers

Of Christ, as some suspect,

 

But with the mercy that flows freely

From His gracious throne,

Imbibing of His healing stream

To make His truth their own.

 

(Though sometimes it is so much easier to use the phone)

 

III. Jesus Restores the Battle Sore and Makes Them Fit For War

 

It’s something we all need each day,

Without it, we can’t walk.

Come, battle-sore believer!

Let us leave the empty talk,

 

Release the heavy sorrow

That so easily besets

And find hope for tomorrow,

Leaving no room for regrets.

 

Let Jesus clothe you with the glory

That protects your back.

He is your refuge from the storm

Who shields you from attack.

 

In an age where every person

Wields their own “opinion pole,”

The whole armor of God descends

From Him who makes you whole.

 

(It pays to cling to Jesus who alone can save your soul).

 

His peace, it is our freedom.

His joy, it is our strength.

To rejoice In His salvation,

Let us go to any length!

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