But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes shall be beaten with few stripes.
For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
Do you know the severity of the war waging in the Spirit? Still, in 2 Chronicles 20:15, Paul teaches “the battle is not yours; it’s the Lord’s.”
Nonetheless, depending on our calling is the war we are in presently, and for some, it is nothing like the others but equally as significant.
Battle means a sustained fight between LARGE organized armed forces.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
The same reason some of us have a militant type of personality that the Lord has filled us within his bold, loving, compassionate, and self-controlled Spirit.
We don’t act mousy or apologetic for not performing like the church-minded says we need to act. Yet, believe we stand honorably for the church in purity, and strength, never to pretend.
God says, less acting, more living the love.
We all have a different place in the church, and some have been asked to suffer more than others, and instead of constantly judging, lend a helping hand.
Of course, one called to preach in the church building will be different from one called to reveal in nations.
Still, we are a body, and within our God-given freedoms to obey the vocation to fulfill the covenant mission each has been given.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!
Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.
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