The Lord’s Army
From the time of Satan’s temptation of Eve in the Garden of Eden there has been an ongoing battle between the forces of evil and truth. We see the Lord’s Army continually defeating the enemy forces throughout history and Scripture. In the days of Noah, at Sodom and Gomorrah, in the possession of the Promised Land, against the persecutors of the people of God.
Today however, our warfare is a spiritual one not manifested in physical battle. Paul would write, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). The good news is that, as He always has, God always wins in the end. In the end of time the forces of good and righteousness will triumph one last time over the forces of evil. Destroying them for eternity.
Every man has a choice as to which side he will be on and whether or not he will share in defeat or victory. The Lord has opened up enrollment to all men and those who will choose to come out, and not partake in the sin of the world, will not receive the judgment of the Lord upon the world. Jesus invites all men, of ever race and nation, to come and be a part of the victorious. Many will refuse and claim no allegiance, but Jesus said, “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad” (Matthew 12:30). The all-powerful Lord reigns and the Lord’s army, the church, are those who have been “arrayed in fine linen, clean and white.”
Whose side are you on? If the final battle were to take place today on which side will you find your-self? Come to Him, obey Him, and serve Him faith-fully. He has promised you victory.